Film Photography: A Look At Indonesia

The following photos were shot with my Canon AE 1 Program within Indonesia over the past year. It’s a heavy camera that I don’t take everywhere and developing film is virtually impossible now. I love using the camera for street photography and for close ups of people. It has produced some of my favorite images ofContinue reading “Film Photography: A Look At Indonesia”

Seminyak, Bali

    The morning breaks and the city gives way to yet another day, slowly and calmly. Balinese women place handmade offerings dutifully and gracefully in front of their shops, intersections, construction sites, even Circle K’s; it’s their offering to the gods to please and appease. That’s the Balinese vibe. Tourists come to discover traditionContinue reading “Seminyak, Bali”

Bukit Peninsula, Bali

I don’t throw the word “paradise” around easily, but that’s what this side of Bali looks like with its white sand beaches and dramatic limestone cliff features. With a motorbike and no plans, we traveled up and down Bali’s most southern coast in search of some of the most beautiful beaches on the island. Sure, SeminyakContinue reading “Bukit Peninsula, Bali”

Borobudur: An awe-inspiring experience on Java

Waking up at 3 in the morning has never been so worth it. With an excited mind and heavy eyes, I crawled out of bed even beating the nearby Mosque’s loud-speaker morning prayer to the punch. In the dead of the morning not one car or person filled the streets of Yogya. The driver weContinue reading “Borobudur: An awe-inspiring experience on Java”

Bangkok By Accident

“You’re flight no longer exists,” isn’t something you want to hear one hour before boarding your flight to New Year’s in Thailand. But as luck would have it, that’s exactly what we heard and that was exactly the case. And just like that, in Manila’s airport with no hotel plans, we took a detour toContinue reading “Bangkok By Accident”

Boracay: Still The World’s Best Island?

“World’s Best” lists are convenient when you have the urge to travel yet have no idea where to spend the holiday season. With the rain pouring down on Makassar and going home to Texas not being an option, I figured why not explore stay in SE Asia and explore more? After a couple eager minutes of googling,Continue reading “Boracay: Still The World’s Best Island?”

Ubud, Bali: Pamper Yourself Body and Soul

Relaxed and settled in, breathing in the Balinese air, right as my thoughts started to clear away, I heard a rather strange cacophony of sounds coming from a microphone on the other side of the wall. Was someone crying on a mic? It sounded like a man’s voice, amplified yet emotional, followed by an uproarContinue reading “Ubud, Bali: Pamper Yourself Body and Soul”

Makassar: An American’s Culture Shock in Indonesia

They say home is where you make it (I wrote this originally in 2013. I’ve been back since then and must say a lot has changed in Makassar and that the general infrastructure of the city is much better.) Most humans are creatures of habit. When presented with the option, most of us will grabContinue reading “Makassar: An American’s Culture Shock in Indonesia”

Bunaken

I‘ve watched the years roll by in Spain, Italy, France and now Indonesia. I’ve been fortunate enough to travel every birthday since my 22nd. As luck would have it, this year continued the tradition of being away from home and getting to age adventurously. My 25th birthday weekend was heavenly and gave me more thanContinue reading “Bunaken”

Tana Toraja, Indonesia

The sweet smell of blood hung in the extremely dense, humid air. Rain fell sporadicly and the next shower was upon us. Sludgy mud welcomed us as we approached the ceremony heavy footed. I felt out-of-place and unsure of what to expect; Funerals aren’t comfortable even when you are invited, so imposing on this oneContinue reading “Tana Toraja, Indonesia”