2011 Photo Roundup

Cormorant Fisherman: Gifu, Japan

Jizo Statue: Tokyo, Japan

South Korea

Knowing less about South Korea than either Japan or China made for some wonderful surprises. A rich, colorful culture and curious, helpful people made our visit here one of true discovery.

N Seoul Tower: Seoul, South Korea

Flowers: Gyeongju, South Korea

Fish Heads: Sokcho, South Korea


Size and numbers, that’s China. Too big to possibly ever know then whole country and more people than imaginable. With thousands of years of history, plenty still visible, China has so much to offer. We spent two months and barely scratched the surface.

D at The Great Wall: Beijing,China

Niches of Buddhas: Shanghai, China

Red Yao Woman at Dragon’s Backbone Rice Terraces: Longsheng, China

Rice Paddy Sunset: Yangshou, China

Monastery: Tagong, China

Hong Kong

Ancient Chinese culture alive beside the cutting edge 21st century world make Hong Kong an exciting place to visit as well as a true foodie paradise.

Goldfish at Goldfish Market: Kowloon, Hong Kong


Using Bangkok as our hub for exploring SE Asia turned out to be an excellent idea. We’ve entered and exited three times at this point, but still look forward to the chance to explore even more of the country.

Wat Traimit: Bangkok, Thailand

Reclining Buddha at Wat Pho: Bangkok, Thailand


Lush, laid-back Laos. A must visit for anyone traveling through the area. With its impossible greens, deep blues and bright oranges there are endless photo opportunities.

Hilltop Shrine: Luang Namtha, Laos

Monk Robes: Luang Prabang, Laos

Mahout: Luang Prabang, Laos

Alms Bowl: Luang Prabang, Laos


It seems each island in Indonesia could almost be its own county. With different people, customs and foods island hopping is all the more rewarding, and with a reported 17,000 islands that could keep you busy for quite some time!

Sunset: Labuanbajo, Indonesia

Offering: Ubud, Indonesia

Cyclo Driver: Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Bordodubur: Yogyakarta, Indonesia


Ultra modern and clean Singapore has something for all. From shopping to beaches to al fresco dining you can do it here. Its diverse mix of people, and the foods that result make it a truly tasty city.

Kampong Glam : Singapore


As with most extended trips, plans get modified as you go. Malaysia was a casualty of this unfortunate reality as we only had enough time to visit it’s capital Kuala Lumpur. We will use it as an excuse to return I’m sure!

Macaque at Batu Cave: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


Beautiful in every way Cambodia was endlessly enjoyable. Traveling slow here is the way to go. With some of the friendliest people on Earth, getting out in the countryside truly humbles the spirit.

Bas Relief at Angkor Archaeological Park: Siem Reap, Cambodia

T at Prasat Pre Rup: Siem Reap, Cambodia

Monk at Prasat Pre Rup: Siem Reap, Cambodia

Floating Village: Tonle Sap Lake, Cambodia

Mekong Sunset: Kratie, Cambodia


Two wheel mania and a food obsession makes Vietnam a travelers dream. Just crossing the street can be an adventure!

Hawker: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

A Narrow, Moss-Covered Alley: Hoi An, Vietnam

Roast Duck: Hanoi, Vietnam

About the author

Traveling like turtles, slowly and deliberately, Tamara and Donny wander together with no cure for their insatiable wanderlust.