another visit to Northern Vietnam

My second visit here at Northern Vietnam and my first was five years ago. This time around we covered Sapa, Y Ty, Ha Giang, Dong Van and the Ban Gioc waterfall in Cao Bang. We drove along the road close to the border of Vietnam and China starting and ending at Hanoi. Acres and acres […]

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Bored with Traveling

A friend asked me. After so many places that I have been to, do I not feel bored? After a while every place would look the same, she claimed. She travels a lot too. Covering common touristy places that normal tourist would go but yes, I think she has a good point there. We tend […]

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LOTR moment at Tongariro National Park

I am in Wellington, New Zealand at this time being. Accompanying my daughter for her first-year University registration here in the city. Spent 2 weeks here with her, exploring the city and its surroundings while at the same time trying to make her comfortable with this new place where she would call her second home […]

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Enchanted by the Mongolian

While travelling in Mongolia, their nomadic lifestyle caught my attention. After comfortably adopting a minimalist mindset a few years back, I started to like the idea of living my life more towards a nomadic mindset too. Not that I wanted to pack my things and move from places to places … hmmm not yet … […]

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Keeper Moment

The first is always the sweetest, right? Here is another first for me … Yeszza! I made it to the front page. A baby step indeed but I feel honored. I am posting it here as a reminder to myself to keep on creating my craft … just the way I wanted it. I am […]

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More Create Time

“Don’t think. Thinking is the enemy of creativity. It’s self-conscious, and anything self-conscious is lousy. You can’t try to do things. You simply must do things.” ~ Ray Bradbury 2017.03.27 – am at home recuperating. I was on the road for almost 22 days. 16 days backpacking with 2 of my travel buddies and another […]

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Beyond the Fog of Mt Bromo

I visited Mt Bromo at Probolinggo in East Java, Indonesia for the third time last July 2016. I heard from my friends that Mt Bromo was actively coughing off smokes out of its opened crater for the last few months … and I couldn’t resist the temptation for a quick weekend gateway. We traveled in […]

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Street walk in Skardu, Pakistan

Morning start late at most places that we stopped in Northern Pakistan. Business venues and markets started around 10am. The time where morning lights were at the most unforgivably harsh. Not the best moment for a street photographer who love to chase morning ‘dramatic’ lights. But the opportunity to be here … and to witness […]

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Judgemental Mind of Mine in Pakistan

Being human … a normal human being, I admit that I am too quick on judging things. My excuse is that I need to take a good care of ME … my physical, my mental and my heart. I need to safe guard ME. As I grow wise (and aging lol) … an achy breaky […]

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Lesson of Acceptance

I stumbled upon this particular poem of Maulana Jalaluddin Rumi’s while I was struggling to understand the existing and the departing of certain people around me. Sharing it here with y’alls. The Guest House This being human is a guest house. Every morning a new arrival.A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes […]

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