Well, 2013 was definitely a crazy year, and there is no way I can do justice to all of it here, but these are some of the highlights of my travel and photography adventures…
Northern lights near Tromsø, Norway.
St. Catherine’s Passage, Tallinn.
Old Town Square, Tallinn.
“Medieval” restaurant, Riga.
Church in the old town of Riga.
Opera house in Vilnius.
Opera house in Vienna.
Shibuya crossing, Tokyo.
Japanese Wedding, Meiji Jingu, Tokyo.
Cherry Blossom, Tokyo.
Snow monkeys, Jigokudani Monkey Park, Nagano.
Kiyomizu-dera Temple, Kyoto.
Temple in Bangkok.
Bus Panning, Bangkok.
Sunset, Bangkok –– <i>and</i> the first pics with my new, and sharper, wide-angle lens!
Kyaiktiyo Pagoda, Myanmar.
Monk kids, Shwedagon Pagoda
Temple at Mandalay.
Sunset at the teakwood U Bein Bridge, Amarapura.
Temple near Kathmandu.
Kathmandu full moon.
Old Town shrines, Kathmandu.
Flight tour of the Himalayas.
Sunset at Pokhara.
Streets of Calcutta.
Calcutta traffic rules.
Boat ride up the Ganges.
The Taj Mahal.
Mosque sunset in Delhi.
Some alley that everyone said not to go down (except for Alan).
A breath of fresh air in Leh.
The beginning of the two day drive from Leh to Srinagar –– the National "Highway” 1D. Unbeknownst to me at the time, I was about to have several near death experiences...
While waiting for the road to be repaired, a gas tanker went flying off the edge of the road –– along with the driver, unfortunately.
Once we got past the road slides, this is what we saw.
For the next two hours, my driver wanted me to keep my head out of the window and let him know when the ground was starting to fall out from under the tires!
After many near death experiences in Kashmir and a brawl with eight guys in a hotel lobby in Delhi, I made it to South Africa.
Church of St George, Lalibela, Ethiopia.
A month in Marseilles.
Lourdes in the Pyrenees –– one of the strangest places I’ve been.
Lac de Gaube, Pyrenees.
Photography in the Pyrenees.
Bern train station.
Home of the MCMP
Rothenburg (joint photo with Cindy Woo).
Marienplatz Christmas market, Munich
And finally, the perfect way to end the year: fireworks in the streets of Munich!
2014 has some big shoes to fill...