Category archives: travel

A Turkish Bath
  • A Turkish Bath

  • I've always wanted to try a Turkish bath. Call me crazy, but the idea of paying someone to throw cold water on me,and slap the crap out of me sounds like an experience I want to try. When the opportunity presented itself after a hot and dusty day exploring the [...]
The Story of the Wind
  • The Story of the Wind

  • The day is staggeringly hot. There is not a cloud in the sky and the sun is relentless. I've spent all morning venturing into tombs in the Valley of the Kings. It is an incredible place. The history, the architecture, and the craftsmanship, astounds me. And al [...]
Aswan, a Desert Paradise
  • Aswan, a Desert Paradise

  • I step onto the platform. It’s hot. A breeze blows. Hawkers buzz like flies in the heat haze. I wave them away and walk deeper into the exotic land. Outside the station, voices call to me asking if I need a taxi. First they try English, then Spanish, and a sma [...]
The Testosterone Filled Streets of Cairo
  • The Romanticism of Train Travel

  • I've never really been much for trains. Even as a young boy I wasn't the sort who gravitated towards model train sets. Spaceships and cars were my thing. Trains were, well, kinda boring. They ran on tracks, and just did what they were made for: chugging along [...]
  • Learning the Leica Q

  • I'm on the road with my Leica Q. It's still new to me.  I'm learning how to best configure it and maximize the tech on offer. This camera makes it so easy to leave everything on Auto the entire time you almost don't feel like you need to learn much more. It's [...]
  • Paying Attention To Detail

  • I haven't been everywhere, but it's on my bucket list. This statement always makes my mind spin with dreams of travel. From the exotic spice markets of Marrakech where the colors and smells overwhelm you with delight, to the limestone karsts of Southern Chi [...]
Indonesia, With a Side of Adventure