Photography

Casablanca in Photos | Morocco Photo Tour

A modern city, a mythical kingdom, Casablanca is not as evocative as other cities in the country; still, for someone like me visiting the nation for the first time, it’s an essential place to explore. I was here as the co-leader of the 2017 Digital Photo Mentor Morocco Photo Tour; as such, I wanted to be here […]


Wandering in the City of Dreams | Dubai in Photos

With plenty of architectural marvels, innovation, and cultural diversity, it is difficult not to feel blown away in Dubai, especially for the first-time visitor. That’s exactly what happened to me and how I felt on my first visit there. The place was on my bucket list for a long time, and when Emirates started a […]


Palaces and Landmarks in Jaipur | Photos

The perfectly aligned, symmetric honeycomb windows of the five-story palace flood their light over the bazaar across the street, as if gazing over the darkened buildings. This is the Hawa Mahal, better known as the Palace of the Winds, one of the many architectural marvels in Jaipur. I just got here a couple of hours ago […]


Skye in Photos | Scotland

Rugged—that’s the first word that comes to my mind while gazing through the window of the hired car running the swerving single-lane track along the ridge. All of a sudden the auto slows down. From the front another vehicle stops and the driver waves his hand; it means we can go. The pavement is so […]


A day in Samkar | Myanmar

Inle Lake in Myanmar is no doubt an amazing place. I have wonderful memories from the couple of days I spent wandering it. In fact, I returned with tons of images from Inle Lake and I still have photos that I never processed. So, I just went back to the archives and finished some more. […]


Tuscany’s Landscape in Photos | Italy

Away from Tuscany’s historic capital and palaces, there is a land that seems to be blessed by the creator. Never mind that the central region of the Apennine Peninsula hosts a myriad of World Heritage Sites; never mind that it was the birthplace of the Renaissance. Think about a land dotted with villas surrounded by […]


A Tuscan Village Called San Gimignano | Photos

I am on my way to explore the Tuscan countryside, driving from Florence to Siena, the town I’ll use as home-base for the next couple of days to wander around the scenic routes of the area. Halfway between the two, the small village of San Gimignano seems to be the perfect place for stopping and […]


Venice in Photos | Italy

I am peeking over the window of the public water bus. “The Vaporetto” connects Marco Polo Airport with the city centre; the ride to my stop is about forty minutes and I can’t wait to be there. The Venetian Lagoon is vast, but the boat navigates at a very fair speed, almost jumping the waves […]


Fuji X-T1 Twins Go to Iceland 

It was a tough decision, but I finally made up my mind – after all, I am preaching “Carry Less – Photograph More: Elevate your Travel Photography” – and so, in a couple of days I’ll be jumping on a plane to Iceland with just two Fuji X-T1 bodies and Fujinon lenses. I know I […]


Switching to Mirrorless: Embracing Fujifilm X 

I am just back from a three-week trip from Vietnam and Bhutan, and although I’ve traveled with only Fuji X cameras in the past, this was the first time I totally relied on them for a long journey. Tired of carrying gear when traveling I was on the lookout for a compact camera that could […]


Hanoi in Photos | Vietnam

Beautiful lakes surrounded by broad tree-lined boulevards, French colonial architecture, ancient temples, citizens that seems to be always on the move, and rich in cultural and culinary traditions, Hanoi – the capital city of Vietnam – can be visually intoxicating at first, in the good sense. This is paradise for the street or travel photographer. […]


Wandering in Bangkok | Thailand

Bangkok is also known as “City of Angels” and I really loved it. Now, if you are the kind of person that hates heat and humidity, this place will make you feel closer to hell than to paradise. I was here just a couple of days. On my way to my tour in North Vietnam […]


A Morning at the Taung Tho Market | Myanmar

It takes about three-plus hours of motorboat navigation from the popular tourist center, Nyaungshwe, through lnle Lake to reach Taung Tho Kyaung village. Located far at the southern end of the lake, this place is off the tourist circuit and really worth a visit. Numerous small villages along the lake itself and the shores can […]


Announcing a photo tour to Iceland

Just sharing some great news today!!! Just finished the details and sign up page for a new photo tour. Iceland, in march 2015, will be awesome, and can’t wait to be there. Local photographer Olgeir Andrésson will guide us to the most amazing locations. He is an experienced photographer, based in Iceland, he specializes in […]


Farmers around Bagan | Myanmar (Burma)

Sunsets, sunrises – that’s pretty much what Bagan is, photographically speaking. Don’t get me wrong – there is plenty to do and see around here and I loved my stay. But if you Google “Bagan photos,” the first thing you’ll see are amazing ancient temples emerging from the mist in a pretty magical way. To […]


Arequipa in Photos | Peru

It’s past noon and I am rushing through narrow sidewalks and busy cobblestone streets, trying to find my way for my first meeting with the staff of Hoop Peru, the non-profit organization that I am collaborating with. I need to make it in time to catch the kombi that will take me to the school […]


Riga in Photos | Latvia

Gazing through a less-than-perfect old window, the glass stained by years, I spot locals rushing out over the narrow cobblestone street; occasionally, a group of tourists following their guide. There is a pleasant feeling in the ambient, soft music, and the fresh smell of recently ground coffee accompanied by the almost-permanent whistle of the coffee […]


Yangon Central Railway Station in Photos | Myanmar

Looking out through the window of a rusted train, a toothless Burmese man smiles to me. His daughter, wearing the traditional yellowish-white cosmetic thanaka paste, looks down, almost shy of the moment and my presence there.  Like many others, they are patiently waiting for their convoy to depart from Yangon’s Central Railway Station. If you […]


A Weekend in Lake Titicaca | Peru

Day 1 The opportunity to navigate the highest lake in the world, ringed by the Andes’ incredible landscapes, and the promise of experiencing Lake Titicaca’s ancestral cultures was too tempting to let pass. I had a free weekend from the project with HOOP in Arequipa and I was determined to make the journey. Lake Titicaca […]


A day in Doha | Qatar

Back in December, returning home from Myanmar I had the opportunity to experience Doha for a day, thanks to the  “Transit Accommodation” program from Qatar Airways. Basically, if your transit time in Doha is between 8 and 24 hours, the airline will provide a transit visa and accommodation included with your ticket. The level of […]


Volunteering for HOOP Peru | Arequipa

I am on a cramped bus (Kombi) with my head tilted down. I am a big guy, not really tall, but that’s the only way I can fit. The kombi is stopping every other corner after the short but loud announcement, “sube, sube” or “baja, baja” from the man in charge. He is “sort of” […]


Wandering in Lima | Peru

I have just gotten back from a week in Peru, I was working there as a volunteer in a project for HOOP Peru. My final destination was Arequipa, but being the first time in the country I arranged a stop at Lima to have a taste of it. Obviously a few hours doesn’t do this […]


Farmers in the Shan Province | Myanmar (Burma)

Getting ready for my trip to Arequipa in Peru this coming week, I am joining forces with Photographers Without Borders  to help HOOP Peru raise awareness by documenting their activities in the region. So this is most likely the last post before I leave, but stay tuned as I’ll be sharing images and stories from […]


Highlights of New Orleans

Sharing some of the photos I like the most from my weekend in New Orleans. This was a short trip, unfortunately the second and last day rained really bad, so what I had planned for that day couldn’t happen, or let’s say it ended up in a different way. Despite the weather conditions I was […]