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2009: A year of change, travel, and adventure

Posted on 12. Jan, 2010 by .

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One of my greatest interests in life is to travel, experience, and learn more about other cultures. There’s nothing like soaking up all that a new country has to offer. I feel immensely thankful that my career allows us to travel extensively (always wish it could be more but don’t want to be greedy).

2009 was a year of drastic, yet positive changes with our move from Indonesia to Philippines. Change is what defined this year.

2010 should be more stable, but still allow plenty of travel – perhaps even more if we return to the States for 8 weeks this summer (tentatively planning a trip to the American West).

How about you? What were some of your major trips this year? How did 2009 turn out for you? How is your outlook for 2010?

A quick list of our main travels for 2009:

February – Manila, Philippines – 4 days
March – Seminyak, Bali, Indonesia – 9 days
April: Yogyakarta, Java, Indonesia – 4 days
May: Thousand Islands, Indonesia – 5 days
June/July – Ubud / Seminyak, Bali, Indonesia – 3 weeks
July – Manila, Philippines (uh, still here)
September – Hong Kong – 4 days
October – Boracay, Philippines – 9 days
November – Batangas, Philippines – 3 days
December – Banaue, Philippines – 5 days
December – Singapore – 2 weeks

And a visual summary of 2009. (oldest to most recent) Enjoy.

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Bangkok nights

Posted on 12. Sep, 2008 by .

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Bangkok, Thailand

I’m heading off to the west coast of Java, to Anyer for the weekend. Unfortunately, this is a trip for work, not pleasure. But, I can’t complain I suppose, being able to hold meetings on the beach.

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Beside you in time

Posted on 19. Nov, 2007 by .

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Standing in a volcanic crater in the middle of Java.

Kawah Putih ("white crater"), a highly sulfuric volcano south of Bandung, Indonesia.

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Crossroads

Posted on 07. Mar, 2007 by .

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No metaphor required.

Somewhere outside of Jakarta.

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The rice walk

Posted on 21. Jan, 2007 by .

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IMG 1074 The rice walk

I’ve done this many times, but last summer I managed to fall into quite a deep pit of mud. Let me tell you – it’s not fun. Half a mile from home, your sandals full of muck; muck that’s not just dirt if you manage to catch a whiff, with the locals laughing it up. I had a choice – save my camera but take a dive in the muck, or risk my camera falling but saving myself. Those of you that know me will inevitably know the answer to that one.

Taken today from the top of a small hot spring mountain, Ciseeng, made of (sulfur?) deposits. Not your average Sunday.

Canon 5D || 70-200mm @200 || f/10 || 1/160 || iso400 || handheld

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Not the Joshua Tree

Posted on 13. Jan, 2007 by .

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CAUTION: CANVAS STILL WET

Posted on 07. Jan, 2007 by .

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Taken from yet another volcanic vantage point. Lembang, Java, captured this weekend. The first in a series of shots with my new Canon 5D and 24-105mm f/4 IS. I also picked up the 85mm 1.8 tonight… more to come.

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