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Travels to Asia
Laos: Where the Wild Things AreDec 2022
I remember flying from Luang Namtha in Northern Laos to Vientiane, the capital city of Laos, during a work trip in 2020. It was my second trip to the country. Our time in Luang Namtha was limited but still filled with several opportunities to introduce us to the landscape beauty of the region. Yet nothing prepared me for the scenery that I was about to experience in mid-flight once the clouds cleared away. It was a scene out of Tolkien style fantasy novels: sharp cliffs rising out of nowhere in the middle of an impossibly green valley divided by a narrow river.
Breaking the Waves – ThailandApr 2016
Picking which island to go in Thailand would be a difficult task if it was not for the weather conditions. The tropical weather is what makes Thai islands beautiful but it is also what makes it vulnerable to the monsoon rains.
Beijing: Silently Rewarding, Relentlessly CommandingJun 2013
Beijing is loud, quite, funky, serene, poor, rich, modern, undeveloped, over--developed, dirty, green, it is everything all at the same time. It made me feel so alive.
Gallery // A gallery dedicated to the mesmerizing evening lighting in Asia.
Project Trips // I was lucky to be included in a project group working in Northern Laos for development of an eco-tourism facility.
Travel Posts from Asia
May 2013 — Yangshuo: More Chickens Than Humans
If you read my pre-trip post on China, you know that I had some doubts on going to China due […]
Jun 2013 — Beijing: Silently Rewarding, Relentlessly Commanding
Beijing – what a city! You have probably never felt as unwanted in your life as the way Beijing cab […]
Apr 2016 — Breaking the Waves – Thailand
If you have lived in Turkey since you were born, it means that you are very spoiled when it comes […]
Jul 2013 — Nepal: May Your Gods Have Mercy On You
Although it was just about a month ago, so many things happened since I was in Nepal. Not just new […]
Mar 2021 — Kerama Blue: Tokashiki and Zamami Islands in Okinawa
I can safely call the tiny island of Tokashiki – thirty minutes off the coast from Nara – and Zamami […]
Apr 2021 — Kanazawa: One Fine City in Japan
Notes from my ten days trip Ishikawa prefecture exploring Kanazawa following weeks long stays first in Okinawa and then Yakushima […]
Jan 2015 — A Different Japan – All White This Time
Murakami’s Japan You are probably familiar with Hokkaido if you are a Murakami fan. That is the region in Japan […]