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5 strange things you encounter in Hampi
Travel, Karnataka

5 strange things you encounter in Hampi

Hidden underground meeting rooms, pillars that make melodious music, ancient temples – these are some of the strange things you encounter in the ancient ruined city of Hampi. Come let’s explore Hampi.   I am in Hampi for a quick extended weekend trip to explore the ruins. Over the next […]

The Backstreets of Cholon
Travel, Photo Essays, Vietnam

The Backstreets of Cholon

I explore the backstreets of Cholon in Saigon in this photo essay, bringing you images from the dynamic street scene and old colonial buildings. To me Saigon or Ho Chi Minh evoked images of a bustling metropolis with old french colonial architecture, quaint backstreets and busy streets. So to my […]

A Stroll through Kyoto’s Kitchen
Travel, Japan, Photo Essays

A Stroll through Kyoto’s Kitchen

Kyoto’s four hundred year old Nishiki Market is a virtual paradise for food and ethnic Japanese goods. Join me as I walk through Japan’s most iconic markets. Known as “Kyoto’s Kitchen”, Nishiki Market is a lively market in Kyoto that dates back to over four hundred years. It’s a great […]

Geisha Spotting on the Streets of Gion
Travel, Cities, Japan

Geisha Spotting on the Streets of Gion

Geishas have long held popular attention for being beautiful and enigmatic. I joined a walking tour in Kyoto to explore this facet of Japanese culture. Many cities come alive at night, with neon lights and frenzied party goers. Gion too comes alive at night, but in a more measured and […]