leshan buddha

On Buddha’s Shoulder

While waiting in a long line to walk down the cliffside steps to Buddha's feet, I was able to take a photo over the shoulder of the world's largest Buddha.
china factory workers

Company Outings in Shenzhen

Factory workers in Shenzhen enjoying a barbecue at Dameisha during the national holiday.
great wall of china

It’s Not the End of the World

The apocalypse did not come. I still had to work (I wonder how many people called out sick for this). Since the world hasn't ended, we should travel more. And we should definitely experience more of the wonders it has to offer.
yu garden shanghai

Happy Lantern Festival

Happy Lantern Festival, a holiday in China that marks the end of the Lunar New Year festivities.
du fu china

Meeting Du Fu in Chengdu

My photo opportunity with the classic Chinese poet Du Fu while visiting his thatched cottage museum in Chengdu, China.
bali statue

Monuments to the Gods

There's a lot to enjoy about Bali. I would have liked a longer vacation there, but the few days I had were enough to...
st paul's macau

Just a Facade in Macau

A view of the facade of the ruins of St. Paul's Cathedral in Macau, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the city.


This is the first of what I hope to be many Friday Photo posts. This one comes with a longer story than most will. A...
pineapple thailand

Pineapple Anyone?

I traveled with my parents on my second trip to Bangkok--they wanted a few days in Thailand since it was a short flight from...
tibetan monk jiuzhaigou

Counting Blessings

On my second major holiday journey during my time in China, I traveled to northern Sichuan Province to visit Jiuzhaigou National Park. This was...
wine cow

Heard of a Bull in a China Shop, But…

As I was out in California before my trip to Japan, I got to spend some time walking around Sonoma. It's a nice little...
hong kong victoria peak

Overlooking Hong Kong

After more than a month in Taipei, I've had time to reflect on past travels and destinations. I've started looking into weekend trips out...
japan shop

Good for the Night

Finding an interesting store and products while wandering around a suburban Tokyo neighborhood.
rocky mountains

Recalling the Rockies

News of flooding in Colorado got me thinking about my two years living in Boulder. The Rocky Mountains are a great memory.
batman tuk tuk


I found the Batmobile in Siem Reap, Cambodia.