Chiang Mai

Thailand in Two Weeks: Chiang Mai

This is the fourth installment in my series about Thailand. You can find the previous ones by clicking on the below links: One Night in Chinatown, Bangkok More Bangkok Thailand in Two Weeks; Ayutthaya, Sukhothai, Lampang All photos taken with the Fujifilm X-T2, Fujifilm X100S and various lenses. After the chaos and the frenzy of Bangkok, it was great to spend …

Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, Muscat, Oman

Oman Travelogue, Part 1: Muscat

The year 2017 will go down in my personal history as one of the richest, in terms of the destinations I have traveled to. Its beginning and its end are marked by two journeys to a country that was new to me and that I’ve come to love like few others: the Sultanate of Oman. I was lucky to be …

Thailand in Two Weeks: More Bangkok

Thailand in Two Weeks: More Bangkok

This is the second in a series of articles about Thailand. Start here to read the first one. All photos taken with the Fujifilm X-T2 and various lenses. Bangkok is rightly famous for its beautiful Buddhist temples, but truth be told, one can only visit and photograph so many wats and Buddha statues before it all starts getting quite repetitive. One …

A Monk's Life: a Day in the Life of Buddhist Monks in Myanmar

A Monk’s Life: a Day in the Life of Buddhist Monks in Myanmar

by Gabriele Rodriquez The typical day of a Buddhist monk, whether young or adult, follows a fixed schedule: wake-up call at 4:30 am (including Saturdays and Sundays); one-hour gathering in the temple to recite mantras; personal hygiene in one of the several fountains scattered around the monastery (there are no showers but they wash themselves with the help of some buckets); …