In the fall of 1995, I entered sixth grade, the final year of elementary school. The atmosphere in our classroom was noticeably different from what it had been in the previous five years. Everyone was feeling the squeeze of the upcoming Middle School Entrance Exam…
In 1994, a Dragon Ball cards collection frenzy hit Chengdu’s youth. Red vending boxes popped up everywhere in front of little shops around the city…
Entering mid-90s, Chengdu was infected by soccer craze. Wealth gap started to become more noticeable in the society and I started to learn to fathom a complicated world around me.
Varanasi is easily among the top three most incredible places I’ve been to in my years of travel. I have never heard or seen another place like it. And there may not be another place like it on earth.
Our journey in India lead us to Udaipur and Jodhpur, two of the most impressive cities of northern India. Jaswant Thada, a Jain temple in Jodhpur, was easily my favorite spot in India.
There was a time when I took a boat from Phnom Penh and traveled down Mekong River to Ho Chi Minh city where I gorged myself with food for three days and took pictures of them. Enjoy!
Fatehpur is a small town outside of Agra. It’s known for a grand mosque in the center of the town. In the middle of the square of this mosque is the Salim Chishti Tomb, a beautiful marble edifice. Jaipur is larger city with a beautiful lake as the city center. Castles and defensive walls were raised on top of the mountains surrounding the lake and the city.
Moving on from Taj Mahal, my travel buddy and I found ourselves in Ajmer where a popular Sufi shrine is located and Pushkar which is known for its public bathing ghats.
A photo collage from my trip to India in 2013. A colorful country viewed through my lens.