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Kawah Ijen Night Miners

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You’ve always wanted to do a four a.m. hike down a mountain in the dark ending at an acid sulphur lake right? Have I got just the place for you. I included Mount Ijen on my shot list for a one week trip around Java. The reason to go so early is to reach the bottom of the crater before sunrise and see the blue fires of ignited gas emitting from the vents of the volcano.

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Old World Cassette Shop

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Sometimes you turn a corner and do a double take. Am I really seeing this? Yep, that is a shop filled with nothing but cassette tapes. The thing that is both beautiful and frustrating about traveling in Morocco is that the country is stuck in an ancient time and happy to remain so. We stop in Fes for a rest …

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Medinas of Fes Morocco

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Of all the market images I have from Morocco, this one from an afternoon lost in the Fez Medina is one of my favorites. I was there at the New Year which meant the streets were ridiculously crowded. I went into the streets with just my camera. I didn’t take the tripod because if I wasn’t in the way of …

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Approach to Prambanan

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The approach to Prambanan temples honestly feels like you’re entering a sort of amusement park. The temples in the distance look surreal and staged as if they were purpose built for tourists to climb on, over, under and through them. The entrance is beautifully landscaped and there are street vendors selling all manner of knick knacks. It feels like a …

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Green Bay Indonesia – Teluk Hijau

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Green Bay Indonesia is a popular place for a local holiday on East Java Island. I was here on new year’s eve, but this wasn’t my destination. I was headed to Meru Betiri park when my driver; Rudy Hartono, pulled into a random parking area and didn’t tell me where we were going or why we were stopping here. He …

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Cape Coast Fishing Boats

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I arrived at the Cape Coast of Ghana on a weekend to see the Elmina and Cape Coast castles. It took me quite a while to make it through them both mostly because I found myself sitting and pondering what had happened there. They are a sobering place to visit, believe me. But that’s a separate post. Looking over the …

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Tobacco House in Cuba

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This tobacco house in Vinales Cuba is where some of your favorite Cuban Cigars start out. I wasn’t expecting everyone here to be so inviting, but they all played along while I went through making my pictures. Some of the plants from here go to fancy cigar factories and some are rolled and smoked by the locals. So this is what …

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Ha Long Bay Fishing Village

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Cua Van Fishing Village in Ha Long Bay Vietnam is one place where people are born, live and die without ever stepping foot on land. I was incredulous to hear this and gave a look of total disbelief to the guide who told me. These people really do live their entire lives in this floating fishing village. Even the buyers …

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Cormorant Fisherman on the Yulong River

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A Cormorant Fisherman in China isn’t unusual but on this trip I had no plans of getting a photo of them. I finished digging through my Yangshuo pictures and I guess I did have a picture of a Cormorant Fisherman from my stop on the Yulong River. It’s not the typical sunrise picture with the lanterns that photographers pay these guys …

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Chinese Wishing Tree

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Red ribbons tied on a Banyan Tree are a wishing tree or happiness tree. The higher you tie your ribbon on the tree the more happiness it brings you. When I took the photo I had no idea what the ribbons meant, I just thought it would make a nice picture. The more I travel, the more I appreciate the …

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Ping Pong Park in Beijing

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So you thought they practiced Kung Fu on every street corner in China eh? Not so. There are lots of parks around China, mostly for gathering and working out in groups around one shared interest or another. This one is specifically a ping pong park. Not all of them are welcoming to just anyone and in fact this one is …

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Shanghai Jade Temple

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At the Jade Temple in the middle of Shanghai, the monks practice rituals as I imagine they have for hundreds or thousands of years. As I was taking this photo, right behind me there is a courtyard filled with tourists and locals shopping at vendor’s stalls and taking selfies. It’s amazing to me that they carry on as if none of …