Chasing Temples: Thailand Photo Journal

Bangkok, 2014

You know, for a country that’s ruled by a military junta, Thailand is doing pretty well. Or at least that’s from a tourist’s point of view.

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Thai night markets are on another level. Walking through one is an experience in its self, plus how can you control yourself from wanting to eat all the food? Seriously

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Growing up in the US, Buddhism always has a subtle mark in mainstream media and society. So when I went to Thailand for the first time, I was awestruck to see how grandeur and majestic these temples are.

Wat Arun

Wat Pho 

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I also would like to note that one of the reasons why I love Avatar the Last Airbender so much is because the Air Nomads are basically Buddhists and it was awesome seeing “your own” on TV as a child.

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Can’t forget about the wild tuk tuk ride round town. Definitely something you should try when you’re in Bangkok.


Ankor Wat Ruins: Cambodia Photo Journal


Angkor Wat, Siem Riep, Cambodia 2013

It all started a plan.

12-hour bus ride from Saigon to Phnom Penh (pee break) then another 12-hour bus ride from Phnom Penh to Siem Riep. Sleep. Go see Angkor Wat.

Unfortunately, I was not able to take the iconic picture of the main complex because it was under renovations; however, everything else is just as breathtaking.

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It’s not until you step into these temples that you feel as if you’ve traveled back in time. What a sight to see man-made creations fall back into the hands of nature over the course of time. Here’s to Angkor!

Canals: Venice Photo Journal

Venice, Italy 2017


This was my first time going to Europe and I knew I wanted to visit Venice. Come on… a mile square city built on water, how intriguing is that?

There are so many things to love about this city: the water; the singing gondolas; the seafood; the endless history and culture in architectures and churches; and the sunset.

I do not fancy having to pay for public restrooms nor the enormous amount graffiti all over the city though… but I guess that are some of the few tradeoffs of this amazing place.











“Ahwahnee”: Yosemite Photo Journal

Yosemite, California 2017

“The mountains are calling and I must go…” – John Muir (1873)

It was the July 4th weekend and so my dad and I decided to road trip all the way up to Northern California to visit Yosemite. Because why not?

As I entered the park, my body absorbs this onrush the crisp air, mountains, trees, people quietly trodding through the dirt trails. The absence of noisy streets, cars, and now-what-seems are trivial problems… It’s as if this place is not a place to visit, it’s home. Somewhere you return to seek refuge and wisdom.

(that’s my inner hippie me talking by the way) I’ll let pictures do the rest.

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