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From the Journals… Dawei, Myanmar (Burma). February 11, 2019

August 16, 2019 - Up at 6 and out at 6:15. I walked to the Shwe Taung Za Pagoda. Even though it felt like 75 degrees, the humidity was eno...
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From the Journals… More from Nampan, Myanmar (Burma). January 29, 2019

July 12, 2019 - I got a bunch of good shots at the 5-Day Market, and the girls stopped at 2 food stalls for snacks. Both were pretty goo...
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From the Journals… Nampan, Myanmar (Burma). January 29, 2019

July 05, 2019 - We then went among the extensive floating gardens and houses on stilts. From then it was on to the 5-Day Market at Nampa...
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From the Journals… Bagan, Myanmar (Burma). January 28, 2019

June 14, 2019 - I was up at 4:40, well before my 5:15 alarm. Ko Shine, our driver, was ready for me at 5:45 am as promised for another s...
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From the Journals… Bagan, Myanmar (Burma). January 27, 2019

June 07, 2019 - I rented an E-bike and stopped at the Bagan Umbra Hotel to get pricing info for our tour. It turns out that we stayed he...
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From the Journals… Bagan, Myanmar (Burma). January 26, 2019

May 31, 2019 - Up at 5:15 to be ready for my tuk tuk driver for sunrise pix. We went to an area that I had identified on the map as pos...
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From the Journals… Bagan, Myanmar (Burma). January 25, 2019

May 24, 2019 - We pulled in around 4:15, about an hour earlier than expected. We walked the skinny gangplank and up the sandy bank and...
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From the Journals… Mandalay, Myanmar (Burma). January 23, 2019

May 03, 2019 - We stopped at a newly-built jade stupa on the way back from Sagaing. We had lunch at a restaurant in town, then we were...
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From the Journals… More from Sagaing, Myanmar (Burma). January 23, 2019

April 26, 2019 - At the U Min Thonze Caves, I found the curving line of Buddha images to make for some good pix. I worked it for a while,...
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From the Journals… Even More from Angkor, Cambodia. February 15, 2016

July 20, 2018 - Restoration work has been done here, which I guess is good so things don't completely fall apart. However, it takes away...
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From the Journals… More from Angkor, Cambodia. February 15, 2016

July 16, 2018 - Things were okay early, but when the groups of tourists started arriving around 9 it got to be overwhelming. Lots of Chi...
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From the Journals… Angkor, Cambodia. February 15, 2016

July 13, 2018 - Another early start for sunrise at Angkor. Still not early enough to get a good spot for pix at 5:40. I squeezed in wher...
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From the Journals… Still More from Angkor, Cambodia. February 14, 2016

July 06, 2018 - I went to the West Gate accidentally as I was searching for Baphuon. I had to back track and park near the Terrace of th...
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From the Journals… Angkor, Cambodia. February 14, 2016

June 25, 2018 - An early start today to catch sunrise. I left the hotel on my motorbike at 5:15 to head to Angkor Wat. I was amazed at t...
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From the Journals… Ta Som, Angkor, Cambodia. February 13, 2016

June 22, 2018 - This is such a cool thing to watch the buildings get sucked up by the jungle. Although this is an HDR image (see previou...
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From the Journals… More from Preah Kahn, Angkor, Cambodia. February 13, 2016

June 11, 2018 - Tree by tree and wall by wall, the jungle is slowly winning.
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From the Journals… Again from Angkor, Cambodia. February 13, 2016

May 25, 2018 - Some of the ruins at Angkor have been restored and others have not. I think it’s more fun to poke around in the ones tha...
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From the Journals… Yet More from Angkor, Cambodia. February 13, 2016

May 21, 2018 - It seemed that everywhere I turned there was something else to photograph. I had been here in 1999 and loved it. On of m...
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From the Journals… Even More from Angkor, Cambodia. February 13, 2016

May 18, 2018 - I just love the way the roots of the trees were slowly winning the battle with the ancient walls, leaving the crumbled s...
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More from the Mezquita, Córdoba, Spain. April 2012

July 07, 2017 - A stunning example of Mudejar architecture that was originally a mosque, this incredible structure was spared when the C...
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From the Journals... More from Bago, Myanmar (Burma). February 7, 2014

June 12, 2017 - After a lunch of noodle salad at my mother-in-law’s house, I went to Kha Khat Wain Kyaung. It is a large monastery and I...
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From the Journals…Still More from Bagan, Burma (Myanmar). February 1, 2011

May 22, 2017 - I was out the door by 6:00am on a rented bike from the hotel. (Too low, and the seat kept falling back.) It’s scary ridi...
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From the Journals…Even More from Córdoba, Spain. April 14, 2012

May 01, 2017 - I had a great time exploring this city. Not only are the must-see attractions worth visiting, but there is so much more.
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From the Journals…Bodhi Tataung, Myanmar (Burma). February 10, 2014

April 24, 2017 - I met my motorbike driver for my afternoon tour. It didn’t start off too auspiciously, as we discovered that because of...
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From the Journals…Still More from Yangon, Myanmar (Burma). January 12, 2011

April 21, 2017 - Having just arrived from my long flight from New York, I woke up on my first morning and took my jet-lagged body to the...
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From the Journals…Still More from Kyaiktiyo, Burma (Myanmar). January 14, 2011

April 14, 2017 - We got herded into a cattle truck is the best way to describe it. Slats of wood for seats, so close together there was n...
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From the Journals…More from Bagan, Burma (Myanmar). February 1, 2011

April 10, 2017 - We went to the temple of North Guni for sunset photos. There were only 2 other tourists there. We were a bit too far for...
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From the Journals…Even More from Yangon, Myanmar (Burma). January 12, 2011

March 24, 2017 - Having just arrived from my long flight from New York, I woke up on my first morning and took my jet-lagged body to the...
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From the Journals... Bagan, Burma. January 31, 2011

February 27, 2017 - We hired a horse cart, and decided that enroute from Nyaung U, where the bus arrived, to New Bagan we would stop for sun...
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From the Journals... More from Hpa-An, Myanmar (Burma). February 3, 2014

February 17, 2017 - I spent most of the afternoon hiding from the heat and talking to my fellow travelers on the balcony just outside my roo...
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From the Journals…More from Bagan, Burma (Myanmar). February 1, 2011

February 10, 2017 - We went to the temple of North Guni for sunset photos. There were only 2 other tourists there. I try to be flexible and...
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From the Journals…Even More from Kakku, Burma (Myanmar). February 4, 2011

January 20, 2017 - I was up just after 6. The hotel owner had found us a taxi driver. We had a quick breakfast across from the hotel, then...
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From the Journals…More from Bagan, Myanmar (Burma). February 2, 2011

January 16, 2017 - Our driver came by at 4:00 to take us out for sunset pix. We went to Yinmana Paya. It’s an interesting complex that is o...
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From the Journals…More from Yangon, Myanmar (Burma). January 12, 2011

January 02, 2017 - Having just arrived from my long flight from New York, I woke up on my first morning and took my jet-lagged body to the...
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From the Journals...Tay Ninh, Vietnam. January 22, 1999

December 12, 2016 - Our tour bus driver was very candid about life today in Vietnam. It isn’t the rosy picture the government would have us...
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From the Journals…Chang Mai, Thailand. February 17, 2003

November 28, 2016 - I went out to Bo Sang, and viewed factories for lacquerware, silver, umbrellas, and woodworking in the hopes that I migh...
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From the Journals…Still More from Mrauk U, Burma (Myanmar). January 24, 2004

November 21, 2016 - We visited 4 temples in the morning, including Shittaung, which is reminiscent of Borobudur on a smaller scale. The othe...
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From the Journals…More from Guadalajara, Mexico. March, 1995

October 24, 2016 - After a scenic drive through the chilly mountains in my rented VW Beetle (during which I learned that not all cars are e...
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From the Journals…More from Kyaiktiyo, Burma (Myanmar). January 14, 2011

October 03, 2016 - We got herded into a cattle truck is the best way to describe it. Slats of wood for seats, so close together there was n...
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From the Journals…Lampang, Thailand. February 11, 2003

September 30, 2016 - I got a songthew to Wat Phra Tat Lampang Luang. It was okay, but not as good as I thought from the description in Lonely...
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From the Journals…Sukhothai, Thailand. February 10, 2003

September 26, 2016 - I had a second round of breakfast, then rented a bike and rode to Wat Si Chum, in the northern section of the park. I to...
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From the Journals…Koh Panyi, Thailand. March 11, 2003

September 02, 2016 - I disembarked from the boat at Koh Panyi, the Muslim fishing/tourist village. It was hot as I was lead to my “hotel” roo...
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From the Journals…Yet More from Córdoba, Spain. April 14, 2012

August 29, 2016 - I had a great time exploring this city. Not only are the must-see attractions worth visiting, but there is so much more.
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From the Journals…More from Yangon, Myanmar (Burma). January 20, 2003

August 08, 2016 - Although the plan was to go to the Shwedagon Paya before breakfast while it was still cool, and although we woke up on t...
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From the Journals…Kyaiktiyo, Burma (Myanmar). January 14, 2011

July 11, 2016 - We got herded into a cattle truck is the best way to describe it. Slats of wood for seats, so close together there was n...
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From the Journals…Still More from Kakku, Burma (Myanmar). February 5, 2011

June 20, 2016 - I was up just after 6. The hotel owner had found us a taxi driver. We had a quick breakfast across from the hotel, then...
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From the Journals… More from Sukhothai, Thailand. February 9, 2003

June 10, 2016 - It has been a nice day so far. I rented a bike and drove around, getting off to view the temples. I had an early lunch o...
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From the Journals…More from Mrauk U, Burma (Myanmar). January 24, 2004

June 06, 2016 - We visited 4 temples in the morning, including Shittaung, which is reminiscent of Borobudur on a smaller scale. The othe...
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From the Journals…More from Bhaktapur, Nepal. December 2, 1988

May 20, 2016 - After a long walk to the bus station, we took a bus to Bhaktapur, a town 12 kilometers from Kathmandu. It is full of int...
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From the Journals…Tuxtla Gutierrez, Mexico. March 10, 1991

May 02, 2016 - I walked to the Parque Madero complex, and had a look at the Chiapas Regional Museum, which was okay. After that I took...
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From the Journals…More from Córdoba, Spain. April 14, 2012

April 15, 2016 - I had a great time exploring this city. Not only are the must-see attractions worth visiting, but there is so much more.
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From the Journals…Bhaktapur, Nepal. December 2, 1988

April 01, 2016 - After a long walk to the bus station, we took a bus to Bhaktapur, a town 12 kilometers from Kathmandu. It is full of int...
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From the Journals…Yangon, Myanmar (Burma). January 20, 2003

March 28, 2016 - Although the plan was to go to the Shwedagon Paya before breakfast while it was still cool, and although we woke up on t...
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From the Journals… Sukhothai, Thailand. February 9, 2003

March 07, 2016 - It has been a nice day so far. I rented a bike and drove around, getting off to view the temples. I had an early lunch o...
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From the Journals… Ayutthaya, Thailand. March 10, 1989

March 04, 2016 - We had a good day at Ayutthaya. We started out with a Wat and then the Ancient Palace complex. They are nice ruins—old a...
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From the Journals…More from Mrauk U, Burma (Myanmar). January 24, 2004

January 22, 2016 - We visited 4 temples in the morning, including Shittaung, which is reminiscent of Borobudur on a smaller scale. The othe...
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From the Journals…More from Kakku, Burma (Myanmar). February 5, 2011

December 18, 2015 - I was up just after 6. The hotel owner had found us a taxi driver. We had a quick breakfast across from the hotel, then...
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From the Journals... More from Saddar Cave, Kayin State, Myanmar (Burma). February 5, 2014

December 14, 2015 - A new-found friend with a motorbike took me here as part of his tour. This was a large cave that actually went all the w...
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From the Journals… Lampang, Thailand. February 11, 2003

October 02, 2015 - I got a songthew to Wat Phra Tat Lampang Luang. It was okay, but not as good I thought from the description in Lonely Pl...
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From the Journals…Sukothai, Thailand. February 8, 2003

August 21, 2015 - I rented a bike and rode to Wat Si Chum, in the northern section of the park. I took a few pix, checked out another wat...
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From the Journals…More from Mrauk U, Burma (Myanmar). January 24, 2004

August 14, 2015 - We did two more temples before sunset, and I got pix of local color in good light. We watched the sunset from the top of...
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From the Journals…More from Luang Prabang, Laos. February 12, 1999

June 08, 2015 - Lying awake during the night. I have a cold, and was blowing my nose all night. Then the rooster started. Finally up at...
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From the Journals... Even More from Bago, Myanmar (Burma). February 7, 2014

May 15, 2015 - After a lunch of noodle salad at my mother-in-law’s house, I went to Kha Khat Wain Kyaung. It is a large monastery and I...
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Another Local Scene. Scarsdale, NY. August 24, 2013

February 20, 2015 - This strange scenario presented itself to me, so I did some post-production work on it to make it even more bizarre.
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From the Journals…Seville, Spain. April 22, 2012

January 19, 2015 - Although I am not a fan of religious art, I was traveling with my 81-year-old mother and decided to accompany her to the...
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From the Journals…More from Angkor, Cambodia. January 14, 1999

January 16, 2015 - Departed hotel at 8:10 after breakfast--another day at the ruins. So extensive--what a large civilization--about 1 milli...
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From the Journals...More from Phnom Penh, Cambodia. January 15, 1999

January 12, 2015 - We arrived in Phnom Penh shortly after noon, and in the short scramble off the boat and the short ride into town, I brok...
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From the Journals...Guadalajara, Mexico. March, 1995

December 08, 2014 - After a scenic drive through the chilly mountains in my rented VW Beetle (during which I learned that not all cars are e...
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From the Journals…Toledo, Spain. November 1991.

October 17, 2014 - I spent the late afternoon exploring the small city and enjoying the sights. I was on the hunt for an interesting subjec...
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From the Journals... More From George Town, Penang, Malaysia. March 5, 2014

July 21, 2014 - Moving just a bit down the street from the location of my previous post is the Tokong Hainan Chinese Temple. I had passe...
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From the Journals... Pyay, Myanmar (Burma). February 16, 2014

June 20, 2014 - I had a disappointing trip this morning to Thayekhittay. The owner of my hotel, U Tan Jan, charged me K25,000, about US$...
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From the Journals... More from Pyay, Myanmar (Burma). February 15, 2014

June 16, 2014 - As a continuation from my last post, here are a couple of photos of the Buddha image at Setatghyi Paya taken from Shwesa...
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From the Journals... More from Monywa, Myanmar (Burma). February 10, 2014

June 06, 2014 - Southeast of Monywa is Bodhi Tataung, which translates to “1000 Buddhas”. However, there are two main Buddha images of i...
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From the Journals... Still More from Hpa-An, Myanmar (Burma). February 5, 2014

May 26, 2014 - Here is another image from that productive day when my new-found friend gave me a tour of the countryside with his motor...
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From the Journals... Monywa, Myanmar (Burma). February 10, 2014

May 09, 2014 - It was a 3-hour bus ride from Mandalay to Monywa. After checking in to my hotel, eating lunch, and a short nap, my motor...
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Still More... Bago, Myanmar (Burma). February 7, 2014

May 02, 2014 - After a lunch of noodle salad at my mother-in-law’s house, I went to Kha Khat Wain Kyaung. It is a large monastery and I...
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From the Journals... Saddar Cave, Kayin State, Myanmar (Burma). February 5, 2014

March 24, 2014 - We visited this cave just a few hours after the cave mentioned in my previous post. This was a much larger cave that act...
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Local Scenes. Scarsdale, NY. August 24, 2013

January 27, 2014 - This strange scenario presented itself to me, so I did some post-production work on it to make it even more bizarre.
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From the Journals...Kathmandu, Nepal, January 15, 1989

December 09, 2013 - Our main order of business was applying for a visa extension. After arriving there, it only took 15 minutes. From there...
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From the Journals… Mandalay, Myanmar (Burma). January 28, 2003

November 08, 2013 - After lunch we walked around the fort wall in the heat until we decided it was time to get a taxi. We took it around to...
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From the Journals… Assekrem, Algeria. February 10, 1986

October 21, 2013 - We had a ½-hour lunch break, and after a little while crossed the Tropic of Cancer. Well, I guess we’re making some prog...
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Two of My Images Are Winners!

September 27, 2013 - I am happy to announce that my photos won awards at the Westchester Professional Photographers Association Image Competi...
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From the Journals...Mrauk U, Burma (Myanmar). January 24, 2004

September 02, 2013 - We visited 4 temples in the morning, including Shittaung, which is reminiscent of Borobudur on a smaller scale. The othe...
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From the Journals...Kakku, Burma (Myanmar). February 5, 2011

August 26, 2013 - I was up just after 6. The hotel owner had found us a taxi driver. We had a quick breakfast across from the hotel, then...
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From the Journals...Angkor Wat, Cambodia. January 13, 1999

August 23, 2013 - Up at 5:10 to get to Angkor Wat for sunrise. Fortunately it was well worth the effort. As with most tropical sunrises, i...
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From the Journals...Luang Prabang, Laos. February 12, 1999

June 07, 2013 - Lying awake during the night. I have a cold, and was blowing my nose all night. Then the rooster started. Finally up at...
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From the Journals...Phnom Penh, Cambodia. January 15, 1999

May 27, 2013 - We arrived in Phnom Pehn shortly after noon, and in the short scramble off the boat and the short ride into town, I brok...
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From the Journals...Yangon, Myanmar (Burma). January 12, 2011

April 08, 2013 - Having just arrived from my long flight from New York, I woke up on my first morning and took my jet-lagged body to the...
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From the Journals...Tay Ninh, Vietnam. January 22, 1999

April 05, 2013 - Our tour bus driver was very candid about life today in Vietnam. It isn’t the rosy picture the government would have us...
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From the Journals...Venice, Italy. November 1992

April 01, 2013 - This trip came up as a last-minute courier flight to Milano. I had my sights set on Venice, and I was able to spend 10 d...
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From the Journals...Angkor, Cambodia. January 14, 1999

March 29, 2013 - Departed hotel at 8:10 after breakfast--another day at the ruins. So extensive--what a large civilization--about 1 milli...
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My Winning Photos from the WPPA Image Competition, February 26, 2013

March 02, 2013 - Good news! At the quarterly image competition of the Westchester Professional Photographers Association this week, 2 of...
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Mezquita, Córdoba, Spain. April 2012

February 04, 2013 - A stunning example of Mudejar architecture that was originally a mosque, this incredible structure was spared when the C...
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From the Journals...Borobudur, Java, Indonesia. January 29, 1998

December 07, 2012 - Missed both alarms on the watches, but somehow happened to wake up at 4:52 am. We were out on the street 6 minutes later...
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From the Journals...Bagan, Myanmar (Burma). February 2, 2011

October 15, 2012 - The taxi picked us up at 6:00 am and we drove to Nyein Gon Paya. I was somewhat surprised that there were other crazy fo...
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A Journey to Myanmar Slideshow

September 03, 2012 - I wanted to kick off the blog with a collection of photographs from my travels to Myanmar in the winter of 2011. As this...
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