Erdene Zuu Monastery, Mongolia

Erdene Zuu monastery is a rarity in Mongolia, and that’s because it is an active monastery. That’s actually kind of rare and I’ll explain why. The monastery is historical but not a stunning spot for photography. I got some good shots because there were a lot of locals visiting at the time we did but […]

Gorkhi-Terelj National Park, Mongolia

Wondering whether to go to Khustai or Terelj? Really they are quite different! Gorkhi Terelj National Park is worth staying overnight and even 2 nights, whereas Khustai is worth a 2 hour visit. We visited both in June of 2019 and actually stayed overnight at both but would not stay overnight at Khustai again. Read […]

Hustai National Park, Mongolia

One of the best places to see truly wild horses in Mongolia is at Hustai National Park, just 60 miles out of the city. I went there on my birthday, well the day before my birthday because I really wanted to turn 40 under the stars and not in a random hotel room in Ulaan […]

Kuang Si Waterfalls, Laos

Kuang Si Waterfalls is a beautiful location for photographers looking for some gorgeous Luang Prabang photography. We went for the turquoise waters of the falls that we’d heard a lot about. It’s probably on every list of the top things to see in Luang Prabang. But we had no idea that the Tat Kuang Si […]

Nara Deer Park

If you’re looking for a day trip from Osaka or Kyoto, the Deer Park should definitely be on any photographer’s Nara itinerary. Hundreds of deer just chilling all around a beautiful park, weaving through temple grounds and these stone lanterns called tōrōs. Osaka to Nara by Train We went to Nara in fall last year […]

Inle Lake

The glassiness of Inle Lake is something I won’t forget just by itself, but the boat tour comprises a variety of Inle Lake attractions. If you go to Myanmar, you’ve got to take a boat around this lake for amazing photos of the unique life of the Intha. Inle Lake is a huge lake in the Shan […]

Shwesandaw Pagoda

Sunset in Bagan, Myanmar

If you want to see a breathtaking sunset in Bagan, Myanmar, you need to check out Shwesandaw Pagoda or the Sunset Temple. It would definitely be on my “Best of Myanmar” list for any photographer, since the view is a stunning 360 degrees of plains of temples. Update 2019: Due to earthquake damage and continued tourist damage, this […]

Golden Bagan Lacquerware Shop

The Golden Bagan Lacquerware workshop in Bagan is one of several artisan workshops where you can see how lacquerware is made. It’s a neat way to get shots of artisans working their craft. Another popular lacquerware shop is the Bagan House Lacquerware workshop. I expect the experience is quite similar. The Nitty Gritty [table id=11 […]

Green Hill Valley Elephant Camp, Myanmar

Green Hill Valley Elephant Camp, Myanmar is a sanctuary for retired elephants. You can have a personal, rewarding experience with these gentle animals without riding them. I LOVE elephants and this was an amazing way to get up close photos of these beautiful, wise-looking creatures. This is a fairly expensive excursion (~$100 USD) and you need […]

19th Street Yangon Chinatown

Like any respectable city, Yangon has its own great Chinatown. Head to 19th street, Yangon to get some atmospheric photographs of food and vendors and while you’re there, eat some delicious barbecue food at BBQ Alley. The Nitty Gritty [table id=9 /] 19th Street Yangon We headed out to Yangon’s Chinatown for dinner at around 5.30 […]