Thailand’s Famous Elephant Temple Wat Ban Rai (with drone)
Dec18

Thailand’s Famous Elephant Temple Wat Ban Rai (with drone)

The first thing you notice about Wat Ban Rai, also known as the “Elephant Temple”, is how immense it is. You may feel like you have gotten lost in the Thai countryside (I have attached a map at the bottom) on your quest to see this colossus, which is located about 60 kilometers outside of Nakhon Ratchasima (Korat), near the town of Kut Phiman, Thailand, but once you see the 42-metre-high, four-story Thep Wittayakom Vihara, with its...

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Eating Guinea Pig in Peru
Nov21

Eating Guinea Pig in Peru

I have always been fascinated by different kinds of food. I have tried chili and green onion crickets in Cambodia, pig’s blood tofu, silk worms and even an occasional bit of alligator or snake has crossed my plate from time to time when I lived in Texas. When I visited Peru a few weeks ago, even though my threshold for revulsion is quite high and I was hesitant, I wanted to try “Cuy”, or Guinea Pig, a food revered by the people...

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Wow! What Happened?
Nov07

Wow! What Happened?

Two weeks ago I was in Chiang Mai, Thailand enjoying the Yee Peng / Loi Krathong season when I got notice that I had won Viventura’s Marketing Globetrotters contest – a 14 day all-expenses paid trip touring through Chile and Peru with Digital Marketing Expert and Rapper Mike King. Here is the announcement. What an honor! I was stunned! The idea is to go along on this amazing adventure in South America and get to learn latest...

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Yee Peng 2014
Nov05

Yee Peng 2014

It is hard to believe that 2014 will mark my third Yee Peng in Chiang Mai, also known as Thailand’s Paper Lantern Festival. This event is on so many “Top 10 Things To Do” adventures for obvious reasons and I can’t believe I have seen three. As a photographer it is without a doubt one of the most amazing things to photograph, yet also something that is hard to capture correctly so I keep trying. I also seem to learn more about this...

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Marking the End of Buddhist Lent in Laos
Oct29

Marking the End of Buddhist Lent in Laos

When I travel, I like to have a broad outline of where I am going, some idea of the things I want to see and importantly, a familiarity with local culture and traditions. I also like to leave large parts of the planning up to one of my favorite traveling companions; serendipity. It is always a matter of balance, but now that I am retired I can take a bit more time and allow experiences to present themselves and flow over me instead of...

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Not Typical Transportation in Laos
Oct24

Not Typical Transportation in Laos

When I choose this retirement adventure I knew that it wasn’t going to be all comfort and luxury. Sometimes you have to take less than ideal transportation to get to places that are off of the tourist circuit. Other times I choose my mode of transportation just for the challenge. It was kind of a combination of these two factors that led Sarah and I to take bus transportation from Tat Lo, Laos to Pakse during our travels in Laos. When...

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