You’ve probably seen the pictures, dense, colorful apartments of Hong Kong that appear to close in around you, yet there’s a certain beauty too it. Hong Kong’s Montane Mansion in Quarry Bay (also called the Monster Building) is a must-see for any photographer’s visit…read more
The air is heavy with incense smoke, large coils hang from the ceiling. One of the oldest temples in Hong Kong. A quiet, calm atmosphere, in contrast to the bustle and ritzy streets of Central Hong Kong. Man Mo Temple on Hollywood Road is the largest and most famous…read more
Ascend a winding staircase lined by golden, life-sized statues of Buddhist men, each a unique character with a unique facial expression. The artist who created them was clearly quite creative and as you ascend the 400+ steps to the Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery, the…read more
Tham Pa Seuam (Pa Seuam Cave) is a beautiful 3-kilometer long river cave which can be fully appreciated by renting kayaks as part of a 3-hour tour inside, or swimming through the cave. Otherwise, you can walk to the entrance of the cave but cannot go very far inside…read more
The Buddha Cave is one of the first stops on the Thakhek Loop, not far from Thakhek, Laos. 6 km down a dirt road off of Route 12, known locally as Tham Pa Fa (Pa Fa Cave). This Buddha Cave is filled with 229 bronze Buddhist statues up to 500 years old which can be seen inside behind a short gate. It wasn’t until 2004 that the cave was discovered or “re-discovered”.read more
Getting a Visa for Vietnam, if you are flying into the country is fairly straightforward, with lots of agencies to help you get a Visa on arrival. I’ve described the Vietnam Visa on Arrival process here. However, there is far less information and no online agencies to…read more
Riding a motorcycle across Vietnam.