Essaouira: A Place of Sun & Wind

Sunset on the plaza Essaouira

Essaouira. (Essa-weera) A name unfamiliar to most except those die hard Morocco lovers. Casablanca. Fez. Marrakesh.Tangier, all more well known. Maybe just Casablanca and Marrakesh stand out to the non Africa traveler. But the name Essaouira  is almost whispered to you. “You must go to Essaouira. It is so nice” The word is spoken with a…

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Hoi An & the Beach Boys of Summer

Rik taking photos in Hoi An at the Japanese Bridge.

Hoi An, Vietnam is a magically quaint little historical town on the coast of central Vietnam, with tight winding streets, colorful lanterns hanging over the streets, a quiet palm tree lined river with small wooden boats transporting locals and products for shops along the walk.  From the 15th to 19th century this was an important…

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Cambodian Temples & the Kids at Ta Prohm

One of the many faces of Bayon.

Thick, tangled, dense, green, snake and monkey filled vegetation abounds with each turn. With another turn is a clearing linked by paths or dirts roads to another clearing containing chunks of coal and slate covered rocks with carved pictures and cutouts and images left behind by brown skinned black haired inhabitants over hundreds of years…

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The Cambodian Beauty

Cambodian Beauty.

There once was a lady inside the ancient Angkor Wat temple in Siem Reap, Cambodia, who took small donations as she would light an incense for you as a prayer to Buddha or something thereof. She had a small corner set up with her urns and trays and sticks and pots to hold the ash…

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