Quechua girl and her huarizo
Jan06

Quechua girl and her huarizo

Christmas Day 2011 saw me deep within Peru’s Colca Canyon. Along the way from the town of Chivay (where we had spent Christmas Eve) to the Mirador Cruz del Condor (where we would later see the wild birds in flight!) were a number of small markets on the side of the road. This young girl and her huarizo, an alpaca/llama mix, were posing for photographs in exchange for sols.  ...

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Pottery in Vancouver’s Chinatown
Jan05
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Anapji, South Korea
Jan04

Anapji, South Korea

An easy day trip from Busan (I took the local bus service, cheap and easy!), Gyeonju is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and considered to be a living city complete with a burial mound complex, museum, and the world’s oldest surviving observatory. I came across Anapji on a random walk from Cheomseongdae (the observatory) to the Gyeongju National Museum, and was blown away by it’s...

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Grand Palace, Bangkok
Jan03

Grand Palace, Bangkok

Taken on my 37th birthday, I remember feeling so proud of myself for having navigated my way from my guesthouse to the Grand Palace all by my lonesome. Instead of caving in and buying a needlessly expensive river tour, I waited for the water taxi and enjoyed travelling along the river for less than a dollar each way. The Palace is beyond imagination. The grounds are sprawling, the landscaping meticulous. As expected, the crowds are a...

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Ashley River Estuary, NZ
Jan02

Ashley River Estuary, NZ

Several years back, while living in Christchurch, my friend Katherine and I somehow managed to wake up before dawn and drive out to Waikuku Beach. I remember at the time watching the sky lighten as we drove along the country roads, wondering if we were going to make it before the sun popped up from behind the horizon. Amazingly, we made it! After fully exploring the beach in the golden glow of dawn, we walked over to the nearby...

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Perfect lunch for a freezing cold day #tomyum #instafood #toronto #Chinatown
Dec30
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