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Bhaktapur, Nepal

Bhaktapur means the ‘place of devotees’, and its city center is the best preserved in the Kathmandu valley, famous for its brick buildings with detailed wood carvings.  There are more temples per foot in Bhaktapur than in either Kathmandu city or Patan.  The city was founded in the 12th century, and was part of the […]

Taj Mahal from EVERY Angle

The Taj Mahal did not disappoint, it was even more spectacular than expected!  The craftsmanship is unreal and the marble just glows, it’s such a gorgeous building.  First we viewed it (aka had photoshoot) from the Mehtab Bagh, the ‘moonlight gardens’ that are directly across the Yamuna river from the Taj Mahal.  The gardens are […]

Bali- Sekumpel Waterfalls

Sekumpel means ‘group’ in Indonesian, and there’s not just one waterfall here- there are seven, and the largest is 50 meters tall.  It took quite a while on the tiny windy roads to get there, but the scenery was breathtaking, all lush and green and gorgeous mountains covered in mist.  We grabbed a quick breakfast […]

What Kind of Camera?

To me, the best camera is the one you will actually use- if you have a super-expensive, professional camera but you don’t ever pull it out because it’s: a.  too big, too heavy.  I’ve literally had backpack straps break, and at one point I could barely move my wrist after shooting all day. b.  too […]

Ninh Binh Itinerary

Ninh Binh was my favorite part of Vietnam.  We took the train there from Hanoi (it takes about two hours) around sunset, and as we sped by the little villages we could see little glimpses of everyone going about their evening.  The train tracks go right through the middle of everything.  We could see people […]