Reclining Buddha

Ayutthaya, Thailand. Photoblog version here. The city was founded in 1350 by King U-Thong, who came here to escape a smallpox outbreak in Lop Buri, and proclaimed it the capital of his kingdom, often referred to as the Ayutthaya kingdom or Siam. Ayutthaya was named after the city of Ayodhya in India, the birthplace of Rama in the Ramayana (Thai, Ramakien). In 1767 the city was destroyed by the Burmese army, and the ruins of the old city now formRead more

Blog changes: awesome archive tool and "asides" are back

I spent some time updating to the latest version of WordPress today, and while I was at it, upgraded to the newest version of K2 – the theme this blog uses. I was impressed with the changes. Check out that tool at the top – the “older” link. Click that baby. Check out that slider action? Sweet huh? Also, the “asides” are back. I lost that function after upgrading in October. What are Asides? They’re kind of mini-posts. When IRead more


Bangkok, Thailand The Grand Palace near Wat Pho temple. It served as the official residence of the king of Thailand from the 18th century to the mid-20th century. This was an immensely tall structure, stunning in all aspects. Looks much better here.Read more


We’ve just returned from our two week trip to Thailand and Cambodia. It was a phenomenal trip; Angkor Wat was beyond words. Of course I took lots of photos which I hope have turned out successfully. I’ll be posting many photos from both trips and lots of stories behind the images. I wish you all a happy New Year!Read more

Traveling to Thailand and Cambodia (and maybe Laos)

After so many years spent having Christmas in Bali (or with Dengue Fever last year) Novita and I have decided to spend two weeks traveling around Thailand and Cambodia. We leave tomorrow for Bangkok. She’s never been, so it should be interesting. I am excited to capture a completely new destination through the lens. We plan to spend a few days in Siem Ream, Cambodia, exploring Angkor Wat (the world’s largest religious monument – build in the 12th century) andRead more