Psar Chas: Siem Reap Old Market

The fish edges his way across the concrete floor with no set direction in mind.  His instincts tell him, “away,”  away from the group of women cleaning and gutting his brothers and cousins, turning them into appetizing morsels fit to be tossed into a soup, a curry or perhaps Cambodia’s national dish, Amok.  I stand […]

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How To Travel Like Indiana Jones

The fedora donned, bull-whip wielding archeologist is one of the most celebrated movie figures of all time.  His iconic silhouette paired with John William’s adventure rousing score is enough to inspire even the most unadventurous desk jockey into vivid daydreams of fortune and glory in exotic locales.  He is the epitome of adventurous and purposeful […]

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Gallery of Temple Wildlife

I took a picture of a huge cock at Wat Phra Singh in Chiang Mai, Thailand. This guy is apart of a gang of aggressive thieving monkeys hell bent on relieving unsuspecting tourists of shiny items and food at Batu Caves in Kuala Lumpur. This young buck was relaxing in the shade of a tree […]

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4 Reasons to Visit Bangkok

The heat and humidity leeches your strength, while hawkers at street side stalls invite you to inspect their wares.  The smell of grilling meats and steaming soups waft from make shift restaurants with patrons seated on kindergarten sized plastic chairs slurping steaming bowls of noodle soup.  Neon lights flash at bars along Patpong and Soi […]

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Day trip to Suwon and Hwaseong Fortress

Cicadas buzz, their incessant humming carries across the rolling green lawn and wildflowers on the path next to the fortress wall.  The path curves gradually, revealing a sprawling vista of Suwon and eventually leads to a steep set of stone carved steps.  Multicolored roof tops peppered with specks of pine green from trees planted in […]

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Chinese Banquet at The Ocean View Chinoise Gaen

Take a look  at some food porn from my uncle’s restaurant, the The Ocean View Chinoise Gaen in Kobe, Japan. If you’ve been to a Chinese Banquet chances are you’ve seen this dish.  Thousand Year old eggs, pickled cucumber, Cha siu, duck and some tiny fish I’ve only seen in Japan. Gourd topped with goma […]

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