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Jul 30, 2013 - Asia, Lao, Sunset, waterfall    No Comments

Tad Lao

A picture from Laos for today.
I took this one during a wonderful sunset at Tad Lo, a really small village in southern Laos. The village is part of the Bolaven plateau tour but we decided to stay there for the night. It was the right thing to do as the village is so calm and beautiful. We spend two days there, hiking around the town and it’s gorgeous waterfall, watching kids and elephant bathing in the river. We stayed in some typical small Laotian cabin, spending the evening drinking cheap beer lao along with some local pastry!

 

Jul 17, 2013 - Asia, Japan, Sunset    No Comments

Kumamoto Castle

Another picture of Kumamoto castle in south Japan.
The castle was totally destroyed by fire in 1887 but was reconstructed in concrete in 1960.
Despite this fact, it’s now considered to be among the most beautiful castles of all Japan with Himeji castle and Matsumoto castle.
The place really inspired me, I witnessed an amazing sunset, cherry tree blossoming in the parks, flowers floating in the air, the enormous fortifications, the silence around this stone platform… Everything left me in awe, with the feeling to be back to feudal Japan.

May 10, 2013 - Asia, Lao    No Comments

Rice fields in Laos

Just another picture of a rice field on Don Det island in Laos.
I am swamped with all the pictures from Japan and Belgium, but new ones will eventually come your way.
And just two weeks remaining before I fly out to Iceland!!

May 3, 2013 - Asia, Japan, Sunset, Waterscape    No Comments

Yokohama by night

First picture from Japan!
This is the cityscapse of Yokohama, which is the second most populated city in Japan after Tokyo.
I went there around 5pm in order to take some pictures of the sunset.
And I can tell you that this one was tough to take! I tried almost five differents buildings before finding the right spot. And the right spot was in the 26th floor of an office building.
I just chilled there for almost an hour, waiting for the sun to go down, collecting curious gaze from office workers.
The sunset was wonderful and I took many photographs, using the well known sweater trick to avoid reflections on the huge windows.
After almost two hours inside, just when I was packing my stuff, a guard came to me and gently escorted me out.
In the elevator going down I was a bit worry where he would lead me, but the guy just show me the way out saying in a really bad english “you can be here not up”.

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Apr 12, 2013 - Asia, Cambodia, Lao    No Comments

Children of the Mekong Part III

Farewell Japan

Konochiwa!!
I am currently in an business building, waiting for the sun to go down so I can take a photograph of Yokohama cityscape. My journey in Japan is almost over, I still got few days left but I can feel that my times here are counted.
I had good times in Kansai, Kyoto was beautiful though a little bit busy for me in the tourist area.

My trip here in Japan was amazing, I would like to thanks everyone I met traveling, those who helped me either offering a place to stay, some clues on how to survive or just a nice moment. And also all the helpful Japanese people who even without speaking English were quite friendly!
Thanks all and see you around the world!
Stay tuned for the pictures.

Children of the Mekong

Another picture of children that I took when traveling around South East Asia.
This is from a small village in Laos, in the Bolaven plateau. There is a tribe here, famous for smoking water pipe all the time. This girl was picking up peanuts and she had found a good way to smoke without using her hand!

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Mar 27, 2013 - Asia, Lao, Sunset    No Comments

Farmer’s Life

Going south

I am in the bullet train going south to Kumamoto. I am suppose to go hiking in the Caldeira of the Ason-San volcano. But last time I checked, the volcano was active and spraying some deadly gases around… Still, there is a lot of natural hot springs around to pass the time so I’ll be fine.
Cherry trees are slowly beginning to blossom, giving me an idea of the wonder when full blossom will arrive. I can’t wait to see it!

Farmer’s life

Here is a photograph I took in Laos, when we were bicycling around the 4000 thousand islands. Technical it’s not the best I took, I made some mistakes and ISO where way too high, composition wasn’t that good and I had to crop a big chunk of the initial picture. Despite that, I think it’s my favorite picture from Laos so far! I really like the atmosphere, the sky, the reflection in the rice field…

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Mar 21, 2013 - Angkor, Asia, Cambodia    No Comments

The doorstep to adventures

News from Tokyo

I am on my flight to Tokyo, writing the post for today picture. I am going to spend 1 month in Japan, mostly in the south in order to witness the famous sakura, or blossom of the cherries trees.

I have prepared some pictures to post during my journey, most of them are from morroco or from Asia. As I didn’t bring any computer, it will be hard for me to put some stuff from Japan, apart iPhone stuff, so you will have to wait for my return !

The doorstep to adventures

Today’s picture is another one from the Angkor complex in Cambodia. The place is really amazing and a must see for every fan of Indiana Jones, Tomb raider or any old building lover.
I really like this photograph, it give a nice impression of what you could see if you beat the crowd by waking up early to see the temples.

I am not quite sure but I think this is Ta Prohm. These small temples, lost in the forest, might not be the most impressing by their architecture but the fight between rocks and vegetation, humain and nature, is a wonder to the eyes.

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Mar 6, 2013 - Asia, Thailand, Urbex    2 Comments

USS Lincoln – Part II

Here is the second Part of an older post about this abandoned and rusty Land Shipping Tank, The USS Lincoln County (LST-898).

After getting into the boat, I spend few hours carefully walking inside this vessel. Even though I was too scared to go deeper than the third level, it was a great experience.

I still have to process some pictures of the inside so there will be a part three.

For updates, it is confirmed that The USS Lincoln has been sunk in late November and is now lying offshore of Kho Chang.

 

After hours of darkness, the sunset was waiting for me when I finally got out of this metallic beast.

The magnificent view from the inside.

A really really narrow hatchway.

The USS Lincoln County Part I

Feb 18, 2013 - Asia, Vietnam    No Comments

Walking Vietnamese

A picture from Vietnam for today.
This is the Thien Mu Pagoda which lie on the bank of the Perfume river. This pagoda is the first and only free boat stop on the road to Hue’s Royal Tombs.
It’s a really nice place and you can walk around the gardens and see the life of Buddhists monks.

I still got so much pictures from Asia to process. But next one will be from Morroco, I swear!!

Jan 30, 2013 - Asia, Lao, waterfall    No Comments

Just Another Waterfall

Race to the White House

After few unexpected encounters, I found some friends and I had the chance to spend one night in the desert, in the company of a Mexican photographer and a German poet. The environment was wonderful and walking, by night, far from the camp, alone in the dark, surrounded only by silence, sand and stars, was an incredible experience… We also had the chance to be hosted In an amazing berbere house at the center of an huge Palm field.
Now we are on a bus, for a 12h night drive to the coast and the big city of Casablanca. my thigh and back are still hurting from the camel rides but sleep is already coming for me.

Just Another Waterfall

It’s been quite some times since my last photograph of Asia. This one picture a wonderful waterfall in Laos Bolaven plateau. The fall was great but the little rope bridge straight out of Indiana jones movies that we took to get there was so awesome!

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