The Confucian Temple of Shanghai is small, not nearly the size of its equal in Beijing, but on the afternoon I visited, it had the relaxed, cloistered feel of an oasis in the midst of the largest city in the world Continue reading A Visit to the Confucian Temple of Shanghai
Hong Kong city present infinite options for those looking to get lost. It’s an artist and photographer’s dream, an urban kaleidoscope. There are people everywhere, at all hours, usually ignoring you and your camera. Continue reading Hong Kong Central and Hong Kong Island – Cityscapes
If this list were about the best, or most valuable or important bookstore in the world, I would definitely have City Lights Bookstore at number one. Continue reading The 5 Most Beautiful Bookstores in the World
The views from San Jose del Pacifico, so named because you’re supposed to be able to see 120 kilometers to the ocean from the top of the mountain, make the drive worthwhile. Continue reading Oaxaca to Puerto Escondido: The scenic road over the mountains through San Jose del Pacifico.
789 Art Zone started out as an artist collective in army factory 798. After it had fallen out of use, the artists moved into the cheaper and abandoned industrial zone. It’s a pattern of urbanization that happens all over the world… Continue reading A Curious Visit to Beijing 798 Art Zone – Dashanzi Art District
When I first moved to Mexico, I was broke. Not like, I was only eating tacos and drinking six packs of beer and staying in hostel dorm rooms, I mean literally, I had no money. I was young, in my twenties, and I had saved a few hundred dollars in cash doing odd jobs after winning a scholarship to write a book, which I never … Continue reading El Balcon de Zocalo Restaurant – Centro Historico, Mexico City
There is no replacement, no substitute for watching the sun rise over the red flats of the Cambodian soil and the verdant green of the jungle, from the top of one of the many temples. Continue reading Angkor Wat by Bicycle – Infinite passages and paths