Cu Chi Tunnels – The Cycling way

This is my second post on HCMC. the first was mostly on travel tips and where to eat – I didn’t have much else to write about because all my 20 trips to Saigon over the last five years were all for work. This week I did something different – finally. We visited Cu Chi…

Khao Yai Thailand – A Paradise Near Bangkok

A friend of mine visited Khao Yai posted his pictures on Facebook, and from that time onward, Khao Yai got onto my bucket list. This year 2015, we spent Christmas there. For those who want to go there, some key points to note: You need transport. Khao Yai is one loooong road (more than 100km?)…

Tokyo Tokyo – A Photography Trail

A business trip to the US allowed a short transit in Tokyo. With the limited time, I decided to learn and sight-see at the same time. I joined a great group of guys on a photography lesson across Tokyo, shooting at various hidden places and learning new techniques. Anyone looking to join a Tokyo photography…

Beautiful Bali

The name of this island conveys feelings of paradise, exotic beaches, nature and wonder. My trip 2 weeks ago to this Hindu island in the middle of Indonesia was no different. Despite being my third trip, this vacation was no less wonderful. In fact, it was better because the familiarity helped to avoid the cliche…

Chiang Mai – the City of Charm

A short annual break with my wife without the kids took us to Chiang Mai, northern Thailand this year. This city to the far north exceeds my expectations by far. It is a lovely place, a real northern rose. I love the simplicity of the place, the lack of crowds (compared with the chaotic but…

Orlando Beyond the Theme Parks

A weekend off after a week of conference at Orlando allowed me to spend some time there. Without the kids, I decided not to go to Disneyworld. I thought I should explore the lesser known attractions of this wonderful place. Here they are: The Eternal Everglades This is a place no one should ever miss!…

Lung Yeuk Tau: A Little Known Part of Hong Kong’s Past

A short business trip allowed a half-day to discover Hong Kong’s past. I found the heritage area of Lung Yeuk Tau, an area with with walled compounds dating back to the Song Dynasty. People still live there, and now that area is a reflection of what Hong Kong has always been – a perfect juxtaposing…

PENANG – The PLACE to be

This is short post on Penang, the little island state to the northwest of Malaysia. This little treasure chest of a place has too much for me to cover in just 3 short days. Hence, I will pick out the highlights and share them here. Culture, history, food, beaches, nature, this awesome place has it…

Oh my…Manado

After one week of restful holidaying, it is time to turn on the brain cells again. For one week, surrounded by the idyllic beauty of Manado, my mind just shuts off – it wanted to admire the surrounding paradise-like charm and did not want to dwell on more earthly matters like work. Enjoy the pictures,…