My first experience with dark tourism happened on a party bus tour around Europe, of all things. Our schedules were planned out for us, there was drinking and little sleep involved, and plenty of fun times to be had. But there was also a shifting point on that trip. There […]
Cambodia is more than just Angkor Wat and the Killing Fields. Yet, when most travelers plan their trips to Southeast Asia, Cambodia is either skipped completely or reduced to a sunrise over the five pine-cone-shaped spires of Angkor Wat and “A day of death,” the crass lingo multiple tourists have […]
I have been spending a bit of time in Siem Reap, Cambodia, working on some new photography skills with an excellent photographer and friend, Holger of Vel el Mundo (I see the world). I am learning a ton from him. Get ready for time lapse movies coming soon from Angkor […]
This is basically the post that I put up there last week. I look forward to your comments, suggestions and thoughts on this topic. Any sort of third world travel means that you are going to have to decide what you want to do about begging. The related issue is […]
From Angkor Wat One of the many things that I loved about Angkor Wat was that you saw a good number of Monks wandering around taking pictures, looking at everything (and best scene, though no photo, smoking) and generally being tourists.
From Angkor Wat a little up close photograph of one of the face sculptures at Angkor Wat, Cambodia.
One of the things that immediately strikes you in almost any Third World country you go to is that amount of touts and hawkers that you run into. The vast majority of the places I have been to on this trip have people that fairly constantly are coming up to […]
Photos from Angkor Wat, including Bayon and Pre Rup temples
Emailed him and asked if he was still in the area and would like to meet for a drink. He replied inside the hour. And a couple of Arkies are going to get a beer or three near Angkor Wat and I’m going to pick his brain on living in SE Asia and photography. Pretty excited about it.