Happy 2014

Featured photo above: Aspara dancers in Siem Reap, Cambodia. A look back at the travels of 2013. Wishing you a happy 2014! [videojs mp4=”″ ogg=”” webm=”” poster=”” preload=”auto” autoplay=”false” id=”video-2003-greeting” class=”alignleft” controls=”true”][/videojs] This video was made possible with services from Google+, for content creation; Zencoder, for cloud based encoding; and Amazon S3, for hosting. The […]

Summer in Luang Prabang

We spent a summer month in SE Asia in 2013, during which we visited Luang Prabang, Laos. Luang Prabang is a former French enclave situated in the remote Northern Lao mountains with a breathtaking Karst and Mekong river vista. We flew from Bangkok on Lao Airlines. Luang Prabang is as reachable from BKK (2 hours) […]

Christmas in Mexico

Puebla Mexico: Cinco de Mayo, Popocatepetl, pyramid, food, and a magic show in the zocalo during navidad. magic show in the zocalo Popocatepetl, an active volcano in Puebla Cholula. A church built on top a giant pyramid, the largest pyramid by volume in the world.


Panama, the isthmus that connects North and South America, is an area rich in both natural biodiversity and cultural heritage. A land of two oceans, dormant volcanos, fertile valleys, tropical rain forest, and the engineering wonder that is the Panama Canal. Que linda es la tierra, Panama. Below is a four-minute long video made from […]


Above: external view of Ayasofya.  The four minarets were added over the course of its history under the Ottomans. I took the photos at Ayasofya in Istanbul.  I thought it presented a kaleidoscopic view of the museum’s rich past: Ayasofya was a former Orthodox patriarchal basilica, later a mosque and now a museum in Istanbul. […]

California Trip

My family just returned from a Central California vacation. We visited San Francisco, Sonoma County, Yosemite National Park, and John Steinbeck country (Salinas Valley, San Juan Bautista, Monterey, Carmel, and Big Sur). One morning in Yosemite, we had a surprise visitor. Look who’s above of our rental car: A close-up view of him

Charleston, South Carolina

This blog is supposed to be about Travel and Technology, but there has been a lack of travel posts lately.   So to correct this, below is a collage of pictures taken from my recent family trip to the “Holy City”: Charleston, South Carolina.  The food in the picture was from the Peninsula Grill.