Taj Mahal, Holi
Taj Mahal, Holi

No photograph does it justice. When you stare up at it you get what "wonder of the world" means.

Eyes opened
Eyes opened

After playing Holi in Agra's streets--one of my all-time fav moments. Connections can be forged agnostic of language, culture, background, income. 

And I smiled a lot.

Calculating ROI of their degrees vs ours
Calculating ROI of their degrees vs ours

and missing the point

his panhandling game is tight
his panhandling game is tight
Carma
Carma

They bickered a bit and drove off. What are you gonna do?

I don't know the story on this
I don't know the story on this

ping me if you do

JTT
JTT

Because Kerala

I'm told it's not offensive there
I'm told it's not offensive there
Seriously. Not offensive (they say).
Seriously. Not offensive (they say).
A stamp commemorating my first drunken stupor?
A stamp commemorating my first drunken stupor?
oh grow up
oh grow up
Dubai, UAE
Dubai, UAE

Where more is more

Dubai: Burj Al Arab
Dubai: Burj Al Arab
Duke fan
Duke fan

Burj Al Arab front desk

It's a kind of luxury
It's a kind of luxury

one Russian mobsters are said to enjoy.

Silent wall clock
Silent wall clock

Projected in all the Burj al Arab's guestrooms, because "ticking is unsettling"

Ozzie and Harriet suite
Ozzie and Harriet suite

Burj al Arab Dubai

Standard bathroom
Standard bathroom

in the Burj. Trump International Hotel and Tower Dubai was never built. Now you see why. How is he gonna out-nouveau riche this?

They build islands to create beachfront property
They build islands to create beachfront property

at Palm Jumeirah--but this is just a model. We weren't important enough for the helicopter.

World's second largest aquarium
World's second largest aquarium

it's in a mall. Because Dubai.

Also holds Guinness record for "largest acrylic panel." Also because Dubai.

World's largest "dancing fountain"
World's largest "dancing fountain"

Where else? Dubai.

Dubai
Dubai

from Burj Khalifa--the world's tallest building.
 

The desert wastelands
The desert wastelands

populated by grad students.

Falconer
Falconer

Arabian Desert outside Dubai

She was less grainy in person
She was less grainy in person
Sometimes Dubai seemed more America than America
Sometimes Dubai seemed more America than America
Rio, church basement jiu-jitsu school
Rio, church basement jiu-jitsu school

My driver said he did a little BJJ. Turned out he was a black belt, helped run a school/outreach program, and invited me to get my white belted ass kicked. I'm sure that's common for Rio vacationers.

Selaron Staircase at night, Lapa
Selaron Staircase at night, Lapa
Selaron's African woman
Selaron's African woman
Free Your Dreams, Lapa.
Free Your Dreams, Lapa.

Cooler street art than yours

Rocinha favela, looking up
Rocinha favela, looking up
Rocinha from the bridge
Rocinha from the bridge
Rocinha's main drag
Rocinha's main drag

Yes, favelas have stores. This one has dozens.

Lingerie shop, Rocinha
Lingerie shop, Rocinha

One of two

Doin' work for tourist reais
Doin' work for tourist reais

Wish I'd captured the words above "saudades"--a word lacking English translation but a feeling I've known

The Pimp of Rocinha
The Pimp of Rocinha

He says each ring is a woman he's married, or intends to marry, or that have proposed marriage to him I can't recall and I doubt he does either.

Where champion footballers are made
Where champion footballers are made
The Gate of Heaven (Porta do Ceu)
The Gate of Heaven (Porta do Ceu)

Gate side

Porta do Ceu, Rocinha
Porta do Ceu, Rocinha

Heaven side. Best view in Rio.
 

Rocinha wall art
Rocinha wall art
Giftshop, Rocinha
Giftshop, Rocinha

Favelas =/= slums

Bone Thugs!
Bone Thugs!

Sat next to this man on the flight down to Rio.

Ferry from England to Netherlands: What are these outfits about?
Ferry from England to Netherlands: What are these outfits about?

I used to know--little help from my Dutch peeps?

50k bikes are stolen each year in Amsterdam
50k bikes are stolen each year in Amsterdam

Or maybe people just forget which bike rack they used.

Don't be such a tourist
Don't be such a tourist

But maybe they take pictures of American soda displays

Amsterdam apartment
Amsterdam apartment
Amsterdam canal at night
Amsterdam canal at night
Found what I was looking for
Found what I was looking for
Amsterdam coffeeshop
Amsterdam coffeeshop

Out of coffee

Not pictured: Ol Dirty Bastard Lane
Not pictured: Ol Dirty Bastard Lane
Shipping container housing
Shipping container housing

As Dutch as it gets--along with bread butter and eggs for breakfast. Or lunch. Or dinner.

Photography not allowed in Anne Frank House
Photography not allowed in Anne Frank House

I'm an asshole

Anne Frank: 1929-1945
Anne Frank: 1929-1945
What if a crazy cat lady opened a museum?
What if a crazy cat lady opened a museum?

KattenKabinet, Amsterdam

I'm not a big fan of cats
I'm not a big fan of cats
So why go to the KattenKabinet then?
So why go to the KattenKabinet then?

Because Girl likes cats. Girl not pictured.

Nutella gelato
Nutella gelato

Welcome to heaven fat kid

Coma
Coma
Aer Lingus
Aer Lingus

Are they running the development kernel?

Synergy!
Synergy!
Ahh those polite Brits
Ahh those polite Brits
Pilgrimage
Pilgrimage
Off camera, Donald Trump's head explodes
Off camera, Donald Trump's head explodes
London and Brussels iphone06.jpg
Wreath laying
Wreath laying

On or around Remembrance Sunday

Sunset, English countryside
Sunset, English countryside

aka a B&B an hour outside London

Nashville: Bicentennial Mall wall
Nashville: Bicentennial Mall wall

Civil War break

All my bagage
All my bagage

On the way to Thailand

Frankfurt: naked woman with fish
Frankfurt: naked woman with fish

Because Germany

Revolutionary mural, Bangkok
Revolutionary mural, Bangkok
One Man Show tuktuk, Bangkok
One Man Show tuktuk, Bangkok

Our transportation is not like yours

Reclining Buddha, Wat Po, Bangkok
Reclining Buddha, Wat Po, Bangkok

46 m long, 15 m high. His feet are 4.5 m long and all the toes are the same length.

He’s big is what I’m saying.

Songkran 2017, Bangkok
Songkran 2017, Bangkok
Bangkok Monks, Songkran
Bangkok Monks, Songkran

Their celebration of New Year is a bit more low key but still beautiful

Guards at Wat Phra Kaew, Bangkok
Guards at Wat Phra Kaew, Bangkok
Wat Phra Kaew, Bangkok
Wat Phra Kaew, Bangkok

Golden stupas. You see a lot of these over time, but still...

Tourists blocking your path, Wat Phra Kaew
Tourists blocking your path, Wat Phra Kaew

You see a lot of these, too. Peace!

Firebreathing outside the Circle K
Firebreathing outside the Circle K

because Saigon

Bad biker girl, Saigon
Bad biker girl, Saigon
If Communism can have Popeye's...
If Communism can have Popeye's...

is it really all that bad?

Saigon: War Remnants Museum Agent Orange exhibit
Saigon: War Remnants Museum Agent Orange exhibit

Americans need to come here to see what lies behind this sign. It’s a terrible thing that we must confront.

Saigon: Pho 2000
Saigon: Pho 2000

Pretty good pho. Also, they’re still very proud that Bill Clinton ate here (“2 bowls!” they say).

Chiang Rai: Wat Rong Khun
Chiang Rai: Wat Rong Khun

Showing souls suffering in hell. Cheery! 

Golden Triangle, Laos
Golden Triangle, Laos

Snake whisky is just one of the many fine products you’ll find. Makes a perfect gift!

Taj Mahal, Holi
Eyes opened
Calculating ROI of their degrees vs ours
his panhandling game is tight
Carma
I don't know the story on this
JTT
I'm told it's not offensive there
Seriously. Not offensive (they say).
A stamp commemorating my first drunken stupor?
oh grow up
Dubai, UAE
Dubai: Burj Al Arab
Duke fan
It's a kind of luxury
Silent wall clock
Ozzie and Harriet suite
Standard bathroom
They build islands to create beachfront property
World's second largest aquarium
World's largest "dancing fountain"
Dubai
The desert wastelands
Falconer
She was less grainy in person
Sometimes Dubai seemed more America than America
Rio, church basement jiu-jitsu school
Selaron Staircase at night, Lapa
Selaron's African woman
Free Your Dreams, Lapa.
Rocinha favela, looking up
Rocinha from the bridge
Rocinha's main drag
Lingerie shop, Rocinha
Doin' work for tourist reais
The Pimp of Rocinha
Where champion footballers are made
The Gate of Heaven (Porta do Ceu)
Porta do Ceu, Rocinha
Rocinha wall art
Giftshop, Rocinha
Bone Thugs!
Ferry from England to Netherlands: What are these outfits about?
50k bikes are stolen each year in Amsterdam
Don't be such a tourist
Amsterdam apartment
Amsterdam canal at night
Found what I was looking for
Amsterdam coffeeshop
Not pictured: Ol Dirty Bastard Lane
Shipping container housing
Photography not allowed in Anne Frank House
Anne Frank: 1929-1945
What if a crazy cat lady opened a museum?
I'm not a big fan of cats
So why go to the KattenKabinet then?
Nutella gelato
Coma
Aer Lingus
Synergy!
Ahh those polite Brits
Pilgrimage
Off camera, Donald Trump's head explodes
London and Brussels iphone06.jpg
Wreath laying
Sunset, English countryside
Nashville: Bicentennial Mall wall
All my bagage
Frankfurt: naked woman with fish
Revolutionary mural, Bangkok
One Man Show tuktuk, Bangkok
Reclining Buddha, Wat Po, Bangkok
Songkran 2017, Bangkok
Bangkok Monks, Songkran
Guards at Wat Phra Kaew, Bangkok
Wat Phra Kaew, Bangkok
Tourists blocking your path, Wat Phra Kaew
Firebreathing outside the Circle K
Bad biker girl, Saigon
If Communism can have Popeye's...
Saigon: War Remnants Museum Agent Orange exhibit
Saigon: Pho 2000
Chiang Rai: Wat Rong Khun
Golden Triangle, Laos
Taj Mahal, Holi

No photograph does it justice. When you stare up at it you get what "wonder of the world" means.

Eyes opened

After playing Holi in Agra's streets--one of my all-time fav moments. Connections can be forged agnostic of language, culture, background, income. 

And I smiled a lot.

Calculating ROI of their degrees vs ours

and missing the point

his panhandling game is tight
Carma

They bickered a bit and drove off. What are you gonna do?

I don't know the story on this

ping me if you do

JTT

Because Kerala

I'm told it's not offensive there
Seriously. Not offensive (they say).
A stamp commemorating my first drunken stupor?
oh grow up
Dubai, UAE

Where more is more

Dubai: Burj Al Arab
Duke fan

Burj Al Arab front desk

It's a kind of luxury

one Russian mobsters are said to enjoy.

Silent wall clock

Projected in all the Burj al Arab's guestrooms, because "ticking is unsettling"

Ozzie and Harriet suite

Burj al Arab Dubai

Standard bathroom

in the Burj. Trump International Hotel and Tower Dubai was never built. Now you see why. How is he gonna out-nouveau riche this?

They build islands to create beachfront property

at Palm Jumeirah--but this is just a model. We weren't important enough for the helicopter.

World's second largest aquarium

it's in a mall. Because Dubai.

Also holds Guinness record for "largest acrylic panel." Also because Dubai.

World's largest "dancing fountain"

Where else? Dubai.

Dubai

from Burj Khalifa--the world's tallest building.
 

The desert wastelands

populated by grad students.

Falconer

Arabian Desert outside Dubai

She was less grainy in person
Sometimes Dubai seemed more America than America
Rio, church basement jiu-jitsu school

My driver said he did a little BJJ. Turned out he was a black belt, helped run a school/outreach program, and invited me to get my white belted ass kicked. I'm sure that's common for Rio vacationers.

Selaron Staircase at night, Lapa
Selaron's African woman
Free Your Dreams, Lapa.

Cooler street art than yours

Rocinha favela, looking up
Rocinha from the bridge
Rocinha's main drag

Yes, favelas have stores. This one has dozens.

Lingerie shop, Rocinha

One of two

Doin' work for tourist reais

Wish I'd captured the words above "saudades"--a word lacking English translation but a feeling I've known

The Pimp of Rocinha

He says each ring is a woman he's married, or intends to marry, or that have proposed marriage to him I can't recall and I doubt he does either.

Where champion footballers are made
The Gate of Heaven (Porta do Ceu)

Gate side

Porta do Ceu, Rocinha

Heaven side. Best view in Rio.
 

Rocinha wall art
Giftshop, Rocinha

Favelas =/= slums

Bone Thugs!

Sat next to this man on the flight down to Rio.

Ferry from England to Netherlands: What are these outfits about?

I used to know--little help from my Dutch peeps?

50k bikes are stolen each year in Amsterdam

Or maybe people just forget which bike rack they used.

Don't be such a tourist

But maybe they take pictures of American soda displays

Amsterdam apartment
Amsterdam canal at night
Found what I was looking for
Amsterdam coffeeshop

Out of coffee

Not pictured: Ol Dirty Bastard Lane
Shipping container housing

As Dutch as it gets--along with bread butter and eggs for breakfast. Or lunch. Or dinner.

Photography not allowed in Anne Frank House

I'm an asshole

Anne Frank: 1929-1945
What if a crazy cat lady opened a museum?

KattenKabinet, Amsterdam

I'm not a big fan of cats
So why go to the KattenKabinet then?

Because Girl likes cats. Girl not pictured.

Nutella gelato

Welcome to heaven fat kid

Coma
Aer Lingus

Are they running the development kernel?

Synergy!
Ahh those polite Brits
Pilgrimage
Off camera, Donald Trump's head explodes
Wreath laying

On or around Remembrance Sunday

Sunset, English countryside

aka a B&B an hour outside London

Nashville: Bicentennial Mall wall

Civil War break

All my bagage

On the way to Thailand

Frankfurt: naked woman with fish

Because Germany

Revolutionary mural, Bangkok
One Man Show tuktuk, Bangkok

Our transportation is not like yours

Reclining Buddha, Wat Po, Bangkok

46 m long, 15 m high. His feet are 4.5 m long and all the toes are the same length.

He’s big is what I’m saying.

Songkran 2017, Bangkok
Bangkok Monks, Songkran

Their celebration of New Year is a bit more low key but still beautiful

Guards at Wat Phra Kaew, Bangkok
Wat Phra Kaew, Bangkok

Golden stupas. You see a lot of these over time, but still...

Tourists blocking your path, Wat Phra Kaew

You see a lot of these, too. Peace!

Firebreathing outside the Circle K

because Saigon

Bad biker girl, Saigon
If Communism can have Popeye's...

is it really all that bad?

Saigon: War Remnants Museum Agent Orange exhibit

Americans need to come here to see what lies behind this sign. It’s a terrible thing that we must confront.

Saigon: Pho 2000

Pretty good pho. Also, they’re still very proud that Bill Clinton ate here (“2 bowls!” they say).

Chiang Rai: Wat Rong Khun

Showing souls suffering in hell. Cheery! 

Golden Triangle, Laos

Snake whisky is just one of the many fine products you’ll find. Makes a perfect gift!

show thumbnails