Alex Urmeneta 303
Abu Dhabi
I teach, listen to music, and travel. Not necessarily in that order. Trained archaeologist. All pictures captured with an iPhone 5.
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Long Beach, Koh Chang, Koh Chang Tai, ThailandLong Beach, Koh ChangKoh Chang Tai, ThailandFollow the increasingly smaller roads SE and you'll eventually find Long Beach. Currently closed, for those willing to brave the muddy trail,...Bang Bao, Koh Chang Tai, ThailandBang BaoKoh Chang Tai, ThailandAlthough it can't really be called "off the beaten path" any longer, Koh Chang will still feel light years removed from the hustle and bustle of...Convent of St. Monica, Velha Goa, IndiaConvent of St. MonicaVelha Goa, IndiaStolen glances into the woman's convent might get you in trouble or it might reveal someone's treasured garden. Old Goa is littered with...Fontainhas, Panjim, IndiaFontainhasPanjim, IndiaThe old Latin quarter of Panjim, Goa still retains much of its colonial charms. Visit in the morning when it's cooler and watch the neighborhood...Fontainhas, Panjim, IndiaFontainhasPanjim, IndiaThe old Latin quarter of Panjim, Goa comes alive after dark when the weather cools and the stores reopen after their mid-day siestas.Wat Lok Molee, Chiang Mai, ThailandWat Lok MoleeChiang Mai, ThailandEvery photo I took here reminded me of those "orientalist" postcards still found in antique shops around the world. Fortunately, we've mostly moved...Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, Chiang Mai, ThailandWat Chedi Luang WorawihanChiang Mai, ThailandYou could visit Wat Chedi Luang multiple times and never know that a monk chat program even existed. (The sign is easily obscured by parked trucks)...Phonrat Witthayakon (Wat Phan Tao) School, Chiang Mai, ThailandPhonrat Witthayakon (Wat Phan Tao) SchoolChiang Mai, ThailandWat Phan Tao is just a stone's throw from Wat Chedi Luang and well worth a visit. It's intimate setting and earthy colors serve as a nice balance...Wat Pha Lat, Chiang Mai, ThailandWat Pha LatChiang Mai, ThailandHalf way up the hill to Wat Prathat Doi Suthep, sits Wat Pha Lat along with its associated meditation retreat. While the grounds are peaceful and...Chiang Mai Night Bazaar, Chiang Mai, ThailandChiang Mai Night BazaarChiang Mai, ThailandNear the intersection of Cha Roen Prathar and Thapae road (night bazaar) sits a square of food carts with a great selection of international foods....Nuwara Eliya, Sri LankaNuwara EliyaSri LankaThe road from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya is full of turns, deceptively long and passes some of the largest tea plantations in the world. Truth be told,...Big Buddha, Ban Karon, ThailandBig BuddhaBan Karon, ThailandSoaring high above Phuket sits Big Buddha. Built with donations from locals and tourists alike, it offers great views of both the Andaman Sea as...Shwedagone Pagoda, Yangon, MyanmarShwedagone PagodaYangon, MyanmarYou will undoubtably take a picture of the incredible pagoda, but don't leave without spending some time exploring the complex proper. Hours can be...Holy Trinity Cathedral, Addis Ababa, EthiopiaHoly Trinity CathedralAddis Ababa, EthiopiaHoly Trinity Church is a well known sight in Addis Ababa and arguably one the most important churches in Ethiopia. You can entered the church and...Uthpalawanna Sri Vishnu Devalaya, Dondra West, Sri LankaUthpalawanna Sri Vishnu DevalayaDondra West, Sri LankaDown increasingly smaller roads lies the Southern most tip of Sri Lanka - conveniently marked by one of the county's 26 lighthouses. Permission to...Liwa, Al Gharbia, United Arab EmiratesLiwaAl Gharbia, United Arab EmiratesAs an expat living in the "empty quarter" of Abu Dhabi, the dunes of Liwa are a familiar sight - a fact made true given that my commute takes me...Kelani Raja Maha Viharaya, Peliyagoda, Sri LankaKelani Raja Maha ViharayaPeliyagoda, Sri Lanka7 miles from the city center, Kelaniya temple offers a beautiful temple, a huge stupa and this magnificent bodhi tree. Admission is by donation and...Phu Quoc Island, Phú Quốc, VietnamPhu Quoc IslandPhú Quốc, VietnamEven when snapped with an old phone while we attempted to outrun a sudden deluge, there is no denying the attraction of Phu Quoc Island. Miles of...Keshar Library, Kathmandu, NepalKeshar LibraryKathmandu, NepalThe Kaiser Library is located just behind the Garden of Dreams in the Thamel district of Kathmandu. You access it via a driveway located just past...Koh Kong, Cambodia, CambodiaKoh Kong, CambodiaCambodiaKoh Kong is a rough around the edges, border town whose bus station will leave you wondering if this is really somewhere you want to get off. Do it...
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