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Country on Sale: VIETNAM

Periodically I’m going to run a special deal on prints taken in the country I was traveling in at that time one year earlier.

THIS MONTH’S FEATURED COUNTRY: VIETNAM–10% off all prints of photos taken in Vietnam!

The final country on my visit, I feel like I was running frantically trying to see as much as possible in my final 3 weeks of travel.  I wish I had seen Halong Bay and a few other places, but going through the Central Plateaus and out to tiny towns like Ninh Binh were a wonderful look at life in this country.  Ho Chi Minh was a delight and I was certainly challenged in my views on America’s relationship with this part of the world.  Despite a vicious motorcycle accident, I have nothing but fond feelings towards this quickly-developing country.

Two of my favorites:

Chinese Fortunes

The Store Window

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Country on Sale: CAMBODIA

Periodically I’m going to run a special deal on prints taken in the country I was traveling in at that time one year earlier.

THIS MONTH’S FEATURED COUNTRY: CAMBODIA–10% off all prints of photos taken in Cambodia!

Cambodia was a confusing country.  Extremely poor, I was constantly haggling over prices and thwarting children trying to separate me from every dollar bill I carried.  It got to be exhausting, but then I would see Siem Reap at sunrise and meet orphans whose parents had been killed by landmines left over from the Vietnam War.  Experiences like these made created lots of conflicting emotions and memories.  The crude roads made it difficult to get out of the areas most tourists flocked to, so I still feel like there’s a whole side of Cambodia I have yet to see.

Two of my favorites:

Angkor Wat at Sunrise 2

Monks Collecting the Day’s Food

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Country on Sale: LAOS

Periodically I’m going to run a special deal on prints taken in the country I was traveling in at that time one year earlier.

THIS MONTH’S FEATURED COUNTRY: LAOS–10% off all prints of photos taken in Laos!

Things slow down a lot in Laos, even more than in places like Thailand and Indonesia.  You float down rivers, take a day to drive a few hundred miles through the hills, sit and wait for buses or service in a restaurant…that sort of thing.  You also see some of the most beautiful natural views and eat some of the most delicious food ever.  I wish I had been able to spend more time in small towns and hiking into the hills to see rural life, but at this point in the trip there was a giant clock counting down the days ever faster.

Two of my favorites:

Who Did It?

Slowly Drifting Home

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Country on Sale: INDONESIA (yes, again)

Periodically I’m going to run a special deal on prints taken in the country I was traveling in at that time one year earlier.

THIS MONTH’S FEATURED COUNTRY: INDONESIA–10% off all prints of photos taken in Indonesia!

Yes, I’ve had a sale on these photos before, but because I made so many individual trips to this country, you’ll probably see it listed a few times.  🙂  I went to Indonesia at least 4 times during my 2 years in Singapore and it has become one of my top three favorite countries in the world.  Each island is incredibly unique and has its own culture and feel.  It has everything from beaches to jungles to major cities to volcanoes to undersea gardens for scuba diving.  I adore it and can’t wait to return some day.

Two of my favorites:

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Country on Sale: THAILAND

Periodically I’m going to run a special deal on prints taken in the country I was traveling in at that time one year earlier.

THIS MONTH’S FEATURED COUNTRY: THAILAND–10% off all prints of photos taken in Thailand!

Thailand was an interesting country to travel through, and one that I spent more time in than most others.  I found it to be more touristy than places like Indonesia and Malaysia, which might explain why the Thai people seemed a bit less friendly than the people of other countries I’ve visited.  But the culture was enchanting and the beaches and parties were actually a welcome change of pace, at least for a time!  It’s a huge country, so I didn’t get as far into the heart of it as I would have liked, but some experiences, like the week I spent touring the north on a motorcycle, got me far away enough from tourists to feel like I’d really seen the true Thailand.

Two of my favorites:

Guardian Snakes

Paper Lanterns

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Country on Sale: MALAYSIA

Periodically I’m going to run a special deal on prints taken in the country I was traveling in at that time one year earlier.

THIS MONTH’S FEATURED COUNTRY: MALAYSIA–10% off all prints of photos taken in Malaysia!

I definitely love this small country.  Kuala Lumpur is a city I could return to again and again, and it seemed like I was there every six months or so, if for no other reason than a stop-over on my way somewhere else.  But there are incredible jungles to hike, caves to explore, exotic animals to see in Borneo, and islands with temples and colonial influences.  Easy to get around and full of welcoming people, I loved exploring every part of it.

Two of my favorites:

Shops in Melacca

Petronas Towers at Night

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Country on Sale: SINGAPORE

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THIS MONTH’S FEATURED COUNTRY: SINGAPORE–10% off all prints of photos taken in Singapore!

Living in Singapore was the best of times and the worst of times.  I loved being so close to the rest of Southeast Asia and having such a gorgeous city to live in, but working there and adapting to Chinese culture was extremely difficult.  I was glad to leave, but I have a feeling I’ll be back someday.  It was the most fascinating blend of East and West, ancient and modern, liberal and conservative, and my photos are quite a collage of all of those things.

Two of my favorites:

Iridescent Bird

Buddha Tooth Relic Temple 3

Buddha Tooth Relic Temple 3

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