Vietnam’s Golden Bridge — The Hands of God

In Ba Na Hills, high above Da Nang in cen­tral Viet­nam, a Gold­en Bridge is sus­pend­ed above the tree­tops by two enor­mous hands, the hands of God. The…

10 Best Instagram Spots in Hội An Old Town

The beau­ti­ful yel­low walls of Hội An are enough to keep any­one busy tak­ing pic­tures for hours, wan­der­ing through the streets and alleys that glow…

The Ancient Rock Carvings of Po Toi Island

Not much is known about Hong Kong’s ancient rock carv­ings, scat­tered amongst the islands, 8 in total have been found. They have been esti­mat­ed to be from the Bronze Age, which for Hong Kong is about 3,000 years ago.

Da Nang Attractions — The Less Known

An 800-year-old tree, the left eye of God, an aban­doned US Air Base. For those that have seen the main Da Nang Attrac­tions or are just look­ing for…

Saigon’s Dog Cafes

I had to find some­thing about the city I loved, and I did. The dog and cat cafes of Saigon. They soon became my go-to places to escape from the streets. Here is a list of the dog cafes of Saigon.

The Three Most Important Rules In Photography

Every good or great pho­to has these three rules in com­mon. Three rules to use as a guide­line in your pho­tog­ra­phy. Next time you take a pic­ture, think about these points and imme­di­ate­ly begin to see an improve­ment.

Chien Dan Cham Temples

Under an omi­nous sky and set­ting sun, I pull off the high­way. Just a few hun­dred feet away three tow­ers come into view. Old and over­grown, grass and…

One Day in Hue

Hue City, the ancient cap­i­tal of Viet­nam and the high­est con­cen­tra­tion of his­toric struc­tures in the coun­try. But what do you do if you only have one day in Hue? Here is my overview for the time con­scious trav­el­er with just one day in Hue.

Imperial City Hue: The Citadel

The Hue Citadel, thick walls lined with watch­tow­ers, sur­round­ed by a moat, topped with can­nons. For­ti­fi­ca­tions that sur­round­ed the ancient Impe­r­i­al…
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Chien Dan Cham Temples

Under an omi­nous sky and set­ting sun, I pull off the high­way. Just a few hun­dred feet away three tow­ers come into view. Old and over­grown, grass and bush­es sprout from the cracks between the ter­ra­cot­ta bricks. It feels like an ancient for­got­ten city, in fact, it is.…

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One Day in Hue

Hue City, the ancient cap­i­tal of Viet­nam and the high­est con­cen­tra­tion of his­toric struc­tures in the coun­try. But what do you do if you only have one day in Hue? Here is my overview for the time con­scious trav­el­er with just one day in Hue.

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Imperial City Hue: The Citadel

The Hue Citadel, thick walls lined with watch­tow­ers, sur­round­ed by a moat, topped with can­nons. For­ti­fi­ca­tions that sur­round­ed the ancient Impe­r­i­al City of Viet­nam, back when emper­ors ruled and the Viet­namese still wrote with Chi­nese influ­enced char­ac­ters. The…

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Tomb of Tu Duc — Hue

Of all roy­al the tombs around Hue Tu Duc Tomb is my favorite. Some build­ings are restored while oth­er areas are in a state of arrest­ed decay keep­ing its ancient atmos­phere. Sit­u­at­ed in the midst of a pine for­est 6 km from the city, it’s a beau­ti­ful and peace­ful place…

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4 Weeks on the John Muir Trail — In Pictures Part 2 of 4

The John Muir Trail in Pic­tures: Part 2 of 4 Start­ing the sec­ond week on the John Muir Trail in the Ansel Adams WIlder­ness. Leav­ing Yosemite means few­er peo­ple, fur­ther into the wilder­ness. It is now the longest back­pack­ing trip I’ve done. Through Mam­moth, pass­ing…

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