Jun 182013
 

So I finally got around to processing my photos from Morocco. Taking it one country at a time I guess, and a little out of order. Some of these are pretty, I think. I wouldn’t mind going back to Morocco.

 Posted by on June 18, 2013 at 8:30 am
Apr 082013
 

I already posted some pictures from Burma under Favorite Photos, but after developing a bunch more for Facebook, I decided I should make use of my Flickr Pro account and upload them there. It’s all a little tedious to do on the MacBook Air, but at least now my non-Facebook friends can see these.

 Posted by on April 8, 2013 at 8:59 pm
Feb 152013
 

I’m going through sort of a strange phase where I’m totally bored* with everything I might write before I write it… I’ve got probably 12,000 words of notes and half-written blog posts from Burma that at this point I’m not sure will ever make it to the blog. So I’ll probably post an update-type entry soon while I try to figure out how to write something I think is worth publishing here. The good news is I’ve still got pictures, and I’m pretty sure January’s are the best yet.

You can see previous months’ pictures by clicking here, or on the “Favorite Photos” menu item above.

As usual, click any picture to make it bigger. Then you can navigate with your arrow keys.

*It’s possible it may not have been the best idea to read On the Road again while trying to write about my own experiences. Oh well.

Greetings, 2013! January 1, Bokeo Nature Reserve, Laos

Greetings, 2013! January 1, Bokeo Nature Reserve, Laos

 

January 6, Doi Inthanon National Park, Chiang Mai Province, Thailand

 

January 12, Yangon, Burma (Myanmar)

 

January 13, Aung San Suu Kyi Residence, Yangon, Burma (Myanmar)

 

January 15, Mandalay, Burma (Myanmar)

The Myanmar kyat trades at about 855 to the dollar, and the largest bill is 5,000 kyats. Because of the lack of internationally connected ATMs in the country, you’ve got to carry most of your cash with you. Additionally, I traded $400 on the black market at a better rate and received only 1,000 kyat bills (352 of them). It all added up a stack my wallet couldn’t quite handle.

January 16, Amarapura, Burma (Myanmar)

 

January 19, Palaung Village, Southern Shan State, Burma (Myanmar)

 

January 19, Southern Shan State, Burma (Myanmar)

 

January 19, Southern Shan State, Burma (Myanmar)

 

January 19, Southern Shan State, Burma (Myanmar)

 

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January 19, Southern Shan State, Burma (Myanmar)

 

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January 20, Southern Shan State, Burma (Myanmar)

 

January 20, Pa-O village, Southern Shan State, Burma (Myanmar)

 

January 20, Pa-O village, Southern Shan State, Burma (Myanmar)

 

January 21, Inle Lake, Southern Shan State, Burma (Myanmar)

 

January 21, Inle Lake, Southern Shan State, Burma (Myanmar)

 

January 23, Nyaungshwe, Burma (Myanmar)

 

January 25, Inwa, Irrawaddy River, Burma (Myanmar)

 

January 26, Bagan, Burma (Myanmar)

 

January 27, Bagan, Burma (Myanmar)

January 27, Bagan, Burma (Myanmar)

 Posted by on February 15, 2013 at 3:21 pm
Feb 152013
 
December 1, Bangkok, Thailand

December 1, Bangkok, Thailand

 

December 6, Hat Ton Sai, Krabi, Thailand

December 6, Hat Ton Sai, Krabi, Thailand

 

December 7, Railay Beach, Krabi, Thailand

December 7, Railay Beach, Krabi, Thailand

 

December 7, Hat Ton Sai, Krabi, Thailand

December 7, Hat Ton Sai, Krabi, Thailand

 

December 17, Vang Vieng, Laos

December 17, Vang Vieng, Laos

 

December 23, near Luang Prabang, Laos

December 23, near Luang Prabang, Laos

 

December 23, near Luang Prabang, Laos

December 23, near Luang Prabang, Laos

(Could you have picked just one of these?)

December 30, Houay Xai, Laos

December 30, Houay Xai, Laos

 Posted by on February 15, 2013 at 9:43 am
Feb 142013
 
November 9, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India

November 9, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India

 

November 10, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India

November 10, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India

 

November 10, Agra, Utter Pradesh, India

November 10, Agra, Utter Pradesh, India

 

November 25, Ayutthaya, Thailand

November 25, Ayutthaya, Thailand

 

November 25, Ayutthaya, Thailand

November 25, Ayutthaya, Thailand

 

November 27, Lop Buri, Thailand

November 27, Lop Buri, Thailand

 

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November 28 (Loy Krathong), Bangkok, Thailand

 Posted by on February 14, 2013 at 5:39 am
Jan 102013
 

October 1, Djemaa el Fna, Marrakech, Morocco

 

October 3, Marrakech, Morocco

 

October 5, Essaouira, Morocco

October 5, Essaouira, Morocco

 

October 8, Aït Benhaddou, Morocco

October 8, Aït Benhaddou, Morocco

 

October 9, Sahara Desert near Merzouga, Morocco

October 9, Sahara Desert near Merzouga, Morocco

 

October 14, Setti Fatma, High Atlas Mountains, Morocco

 

October 20, Looking across Strait of Gibraltar to Spain, Tangier, Morocco

October 20, Looking across Strait of Gibraltar to Spain, Tangier, Morocco

 

October 24, Fes, Morocco

October 24, Fes, Morocco

 

My host Simo and two friends

October 26 (Eid), Fes, Morocco

 

 Posted by on January 10, 2013 at 2:30 am