Photo Challenges

“The memory now
is like the picture was then;
when the paper’s crumbled up
it can’t be perfect again.”
– Linkin Park

Travel Theme: Center

In Bandar Seri Begawan, the small captial city of Brunei Darusalam, the whole place is centered on and built around the Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque.  This mosque serves as the religious symbol of the country and one of its… Continue Reading →


Normally, I don’t like taking photographs of people.  It’s awkward when they notice you viewing them quickly from the outside, and even more so when you go up and attempt asking permission to take pictures of them. Somewhere in between… Continue Reading →

Weekly Photo Challenge: Symmetry

Strangely, I didn’t actually recognize this photo until a friend pointed out to me how much she liked it.  In my first few weeks in Bangkok, I has taken it simply passing by a canal.  But she saw something more… Continue Reading →

Travel Theme: Doors

A year ago today, I was here in Phimai, home of a grand Angkorian-Khmer temple and the end of the Dhammasala Route.  Ringing in my birthday on a street corner bar’s table full of old British expats and their Thai… Continue Reading →

Weekly Photo Challenge: Express Yourself

Outside of a bar on my first night in Chongqing out with coworkers, we found a strange anthropomorphic cat who seemed down and out.  Whether he was depressed or simply had too many, he wouldn’t say.  Still, it appeared he… Continue Reading →


On my first trip out from the city bounds of Chongqing, I ended up at the advertised ski resort of Jinfo Mountain.  Of course, this resort’s skiing activities were limited to two slight inclines that they called hills, and nothing… Continue Reading →

Photo Challenge: Twinkle

It’s a token shot, perhaps even a stereotypical one, but it was still a beautiful place to be taking it.  Since seeing the Petronas Towers in the confusing movie, Entrapment, they stood out as one of the more unique architectural… Continue Reading →

Weekly Photo Challenge: Converge

  Convergence is, in a sense, one of the main tenants of Buddhism.  All the deeds of your various incarnations string together and lead to what is, in essence, your current soul.  The main monument of Budddhism, the stupa (or… Continue Reading →

Weekly Photo Challenge: Signs

In one of the thinnest sections of Vietnam, not far at all from the Laos border is a rocky landscape where some of the world’s biggest caves have been found.  The entrance to this park is adorned with an enormous… Continue Reading →

Travel Theme: Inviting

An exit and an entrance; borders are a welcome as well as a departure.  The border between Nong Khai, Thailand and Vientiane, Laos is one of the most frequented borders in the region, serving as one of the primary border… Continue Reading →

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