After a long flight, some people like to hit the hotel bed. I’d rather start exploring. I like to walk the area near my hotel and find a spot where I can hang out with locals. These photos are from a tiny yakiton bar I found under some train tracks in Tokyo. The beer was cold, the people were warm.
Bhutan is an ancient buddhist country situated between China and India – tightly squeezed between these two superpowers. High in the Himalayas Bhutan was long withdrawn from the world. Due to it’s difficult terrain and remote location it has been never conquered by a foreign enemy.
In the past I have thought that in order to take wonderful and interesting photographs, I have to go somewhere different, somewhere exotic, somewhere that isn’t here. But one thing I am learning from my ongoing photography project is that this is not the case.
I’ve been to several places over the years, but there still are many which I need to visit. I certainly am not the luckiest person, but thankfully I’m luckier than many. In all my years of travel, I have stumbled upon many hurdles but each one has returned valuable lessons that have made me all the wiser!
Europe has a long and fascinating history that has been the cause of a lot of strange and fascinating traditions still being carried out to this day. Each culture has formed its own strange customs that tourists are always fascinated by. If you don’t believe me, here are a few examples.
The Canary Islands, and particularly Tenerife, have been high on my “must visit places” on my bucket list for years but will only an inking as to the cause of this yearning.
We’ve visited this part of the US on several previous occasions and, in spite of typical Canadian trepidation about guns and violence, have never failed to be impressed by the genuine hospitality, tons of attractions and outstanding cuisine in the Lone Star State.
Christmas markets show they’re special in eastern Germany with annual events that highlight regional traditions and local craftsmanship featuring their own unique touches, such as a Miners’ Parade in the ancient mining town of Freiberg and kids’ elf services in Annaberg with its rich tradition of handmade wooden toys.
The best are in some of the world’s most interesting cities. Glitz, glamour and popular culture; visiting them is like entering a Hollywood film set which is no surprise since many of them have been used as Hollywood film sets.
Sri Lanka is a tropical paradise packed full of captivating contrasts. Along with an intriguing past that has produced ancient cities and religious relics, this diminutive yet delightful island boasts lush jungles, beautiful beaches, colonial architecture, and colourful coral reefs.