Photo Essay: Sacred Monkey Forest of Padangtegal

Monkey Forest-15

Monkeys! Cute little monkeys. Adorable and completely innocent little creatures. We once thought that, until we visited SE Asia. During our 6 months in SE Asia we came to realize that we were wrong. Long-tailed macaque monkeys are not so innocent. Cute, yes, but far from innocent. Monkeys are actually vile, thieving, diseased creatures whose sole […]

Photo Essay: Angkor Wat in Color

Temple grounds

Construction on Angkor Wat first began in the 12th Century AD and became the largest preindustrial city in the world measuring at least 1,000 square kilometers. Today, Angkor Wat is much more than just a bunch of old buildings. An entire community of people still live within the protected area. There are houses, schools, restaurants, […]

Photos of Nha Trang Vietnam

Nha Trang

When we first arrived in Nha Trang, Vietnam we were not sure what to make of it. It seems to be a favorite vacation spot for Russians and the streets and beaches are packed with them. But after our initial shock of seeing lobster-red-sunburned Russians in nut-hugging Speedos everywhere, we decided we liked it. It reminded us a lot of Waikiki in Hawaii and we felt we could use some sun and sand and enjoy our time there. Everywhere we turned there was something new to explore. From the ancient temple tower of Po Nagar to the ultra-modern and touristy amusement park at Vinpearl, we always had something to keep us busy. In-between seeing the sights, we enjoyed lounging on the beach and playing in the warm South China Sea. I hope you enjoy the photos…