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Photos: Handicraft Night Market

LAOS | Wednesday, 6 Jan 2010 | Photo Gallery

The night market at Th Sisavangvong in Luang Prabang.
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The Mission 10.

PHILIPPINES | Wednesday, 30 Dec 2009 | Views [821]

Rina was sweet enough to give me a list of things to do while on this two-week solo trip starting from Vietnam through Laos and ending in Thailand. Dubbed the Mission 10, she came up with the list to keep me out of my comfort zones and routines while ... Read more >

Tags: backpacking, hanoi, laos, luang prabang, travel, vietnam


Photos: Luang Prabang

LAOS | Thursday, 24 Dec 2009 | Photo Gallery

Photos while walking around Luang Prabang, Laos.
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Photos: Old Quarter

VIETNAM | Tuesday, 22 Dec 2009 | Photo Gallery

Some photos while taking in the sights, smells, and sounds at the Old Quarter in Hanoi, Vietnam.
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In transit to Hanoi.

VIETNAM | Sunday, 20 Dec 2009 | Views [1286]

According to the Lonely Planet guide on Vietnam, one could take a bus from Noi Bai airport in Hanoi to the Old Quarter; it's even the cheapest airport run probably in the world, it said. So when I was planning my trip I decided to give it a try when ... Read more >

Tags: backpacking, hanoi, in transit, transport, travel, vietnam


Handicrafts by handicaps.

VIETNAM | Tuesday, 1 Dec 2009 | Views [4615] | Comments [2]

On the way to the Cu Chi Tunnels, our bus stopped by a lacquer painting shop. The paintings and other handicrafts were assembled by handicapped people, mostly war victims who were no longer eligible to work in offices or farms but who still wanted ... Read more >

Tags: ho chi minh, lacquer painting, people, vietnam


Shooting Bohol island in near-IR.

PHILIPPINES | Sunday, 29 Nov 2009 | Views [1077]

Here are some test landscape photos I took during a trip to Bohol, which captures the near infrared (~720 nm) portion of the EM spectrum. I tried several shots for each scene, mostly by trial and error to find the proper exposure. Since the near-... Read more >

Tags: bohol, church, infrared, landscapes, philippines, photography


Gallery: Near-IR Test Photos

PHILIPPINES | Sunday, 29 Nov 2009 | Photo Gallery

Some test infrared shots taken from Bohol, Philippines.
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Stop. Look. Listen.

VIETNAM | Saturday, 28 Nov 2009 | Views [724]

...and especially before crossing the streets of Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon). These motorbikes are ubiquitous in Saigon, their traffic--oftentimes en masse--make it quite challenging to get across the street. This particular photo was ... Read more >

Tags: ho chi minh, street life, vietnam


Gallery: The Russian Market

CAMBODIA | Sunday, 7 Dec 2008 | Photo Gallery

At the Tuol Tumpoung Market (or more popularly known as the Russian Market) in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
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