Thursday, August 4, 2016


Phuket is so large, it's quite easy to forget that it's an island, but easy to see the beautiful beaches all around. Unfortunately the beautiful beaches are such a large draw that the island is extremely commercialized to the point that it's hard to get anywhere without someone trying to milk you of your money. Worse yet is the taxi mafia, charging rates that rival New York City (about US$15 just for a 5 minute trip to the supermarket) and coercing the government to push out any competition, including public transportation.

5-star hotel

5-star resort

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Doi Inthanon

Doi Inthanon is the tallest mountain in Thailand and also where the two chedis Naphamethinidon and Naphaphonphumisiri were built to honor the King and Queen of Thailand.

view from Doi Inthanon

Naphamethinidon, built in honor of the King's birthday

garden around the twin chedis

Naphaphonphumisiri, built in honor of the Queen's birthday

Monday, March 7, 2016

Ayutthaya Historical Park (อุทยานประวัติศาสตร์พระนครศรีอยุธยา), Thailand (part 1)

Ayutthaya Historical Park is a UNESCO World Heritage site in Ayutthaya, Thailand and is home to ruins from the Ayutthaya Kingdom (1351 to 1767). Ayutthaya is only a one hour train ride from Bangkok and can be done as a day trip though I ended up staying the night,

In Rama Public Park, looking towards Wat Phra Ram

Wat Phra Si Sanphet

Wat Phra Mahathat

Wat Suwandararam Rajawaraviharn

inside Wat Suwandararam Rajawaraviharn

Chao Sam Phraya National Museum

Chao Sam Phraya National Museum

Thursday, February 4, 2016

One Year, 25 Countries List

Since some people have asked for the names of all the locations in my travel video, here's a list in chronological order. I've split it into sections with starting and ending images to make it easier to follow. Also, just a note that none of the videos I took from Malaysia and Slovakia made it into this video, so the list doesn't actually add up to 25 countries.

Seoul, South Korea

Tongariro National Park, New Zealand
Nezu Shrine, Tokyo, Japan
Musée Dräi Eechelen, Luxembourg
Maeklong Railway Market, Samut Sakhon, Thailand
Berlin Wall, Berlin, Germany
Göreme, Cappadocia, Turkey
Hallstatt, Austria
Bay of Fires, Tasmania, Australia

Koh Phi Phi, Thailand
Cebu City, Philippines
Kanchanaburi, Thailand
Great Barrier Reef, Cairns, Queensland, Australia
Tainan, Taiwan
Venice, Italy
Sukhothai, Thailand
Chiang Mai, Thailand
Fernsehturm de Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Wineglass Bay, Tasmania, Australia
Maeklong Railway Market, Samut Sakhon, Thailand
Oia, Santorini, Greece
Leaning Tower, Pisa, Italy
Tokyo, Japan
Nangan, Matsu, Taiwan

Hallstatt, Austria
St. Paul's Cathedral, Macau
Seongsan Ilchulbong, Jeju, South Korea
Amphitheatre, Delphi, Greece
Moiwayama, Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan
Diocletian's Palace, Split, Croatia
Pompeii, Italy

Christmas Market in Zagreb, Croatia
Sakura Matsuri (Cherry Blossom Festival) in Kawagoe, Japan
Kanchanaburi, Thailand
Bunkyo Tsutsuji Matsuri (Azalea Festival) at Nezu Shrine, Tokyo, Japan
Bangkok, Thailand
Tokyo, Japan
Buddha's Day Festival in Seoul, South Korea
Muay Thai match at MBC Mall in Bangkok, Thailand
Prague, Czech Republic
Venice, Italy
Macau Tower, Macau
Seoul, South Korea
Changhua, Taiwan
Sanno Matsuri (Spring Festival) in Takayama, Japan
Buddha's Day Festival in Seoul, South Korea
Oia, Santorini, Greece

Victoria Peak, Hong Kong
Galata Tower, Istanbul, Turkey
Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan
Dubrovnik, Croatia
Cappadocia, Turkey
Beigan, Matsu, Taiwan
Vienna, Austria
Dubrovnik, Croatia

Acrocorinth, Corinth, Greece
Charlottenburg Palace, Berlin, Germany
Muriwai, New Zealand
Shakotan Peninsula, Hokkaido, Japan
St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican City
Colosseum, Rome, Italy
Château d'Auvers-sur-Oise, Auvers-Sur-Oise, France
Blue Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey
John O'Groats, Scotland, United Kingdom

Kawagoe, Japan
Koh Phi Phi, Thailand
Koh Phi Phi, Thailand
Koh Phi Phi, Thailand
Cappadocia, Turkey
Istanbul, Turkey
Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore, Florence, Italy
Sanno Matsuri (Spring Festival) in Takayama, Japan
Capitoline Museum, Rome, Italy
Manarola, Cinque Terre, Italy
Galata Bridge, Istanbul, Turkey
Kiyomizu-dera Temple, Kyoto, Japan
Topkapi Palace, Istanbul, Turkey
Prague, Czech Republic
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Wulai, Taiwan

Suncheon, South Korea
Chureito Pagoda, Fujiyoshida, Japan
Great Ocean Road, Australia
Zaanse Schans, Netherlands
Himeji Castle, Himeji, Japan
Daxue Mountain, Taichung, Taiwan
Shirakawa-go, Japan
Brandenburg Gate, Berlin, Germany
Otaru, Hokkaido, Japan
Bulguksa Temple, Gyeongju, South Korea
Cappadocia, Turkey
Seokguram Grotto, Gyeongju, South Korea
Koh Phi Phi, Thailand
Astronomical Clock, Prague, Czech Republic
St. Peter's Church, Salzburg, Austria
Hong Kong
Sannakji (live octopus) in Busan, South Korea
Waimangu, New Zealand
Vienna, Austria
St. Mark's Church, Zagreb, Croatia
Checkpoint Charlie, Berlin, Germany
York Minster, York, England, United Kingdom
Old Town Square, Prague, Czech Republic
Cheonggye Stream, Seoul, South Korea
Old Town, Dubrovnik, Croatia
Bruges, Belgium
Gardens by the Bay, Singapore
Sun Salutation, Zadar, Croatia
Muriwai, New Zealand

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

One Year, 25 Countries

So despite the lack of updates, I have actually been busy traveling around the world for the past year. To make up for not posting, here is a video montage I made from my travels. Enjoy!

Hopefully I'll be able to post about the various locations I traveled through last year.

Update: Here's a list of the location names, for those curious.