A Cosmetics Brand Called Thanaka?

At first glance, one would think that these ladies are either acting in a stage play or modeling a brand of cosmetics… But, traveling to a number of urban and rural places in… Continue reading

A Monk’s Life 3

    Author’s Note: This is the final part of this short series.  The full articles about Yangon and the Shwedagon Pagoda were posted in the last 2 Sundays.

Myanmar’s Sweeping Shwedagon

February 2016:  It was only 6:00 am and yet the parking lot of the Shwedagon complex was already crowded.  It was my very first trip to Yangon and I was leaving the country… Continue reading

A Monk’s Life 2

    Author’s Note: This short series features images of meditating Buddhist monks at the Golden Pagoda (Shwedagon) of Yangon, Myanmar.  A full article about the Shwedagon will shortly follow.

Yangon – A First Glimpse

A photo essay about the colorful capital of Myanmar (Burma)

A Monk’s Life 1

    Author’s Note: This short series features images of meditating Buddhist monks at the Golden Pagoda (Shwedagon) of Yangon, Myanmar.  A full article about Yangon and the Shwedagon will shortly follow.

It’s Warm and Easy in Tbilisi (Re-post from Feb 2012)

I started A Traveler’s Tale in July 2011.  As a new blogger in WordPress, not too many knew about this site yet and I was still struggling to understand how to best position… Continue reading

The Fire Dancers of Crocodile Park

Davao City, August 2015: I had a chance once again to visit the Tribu K’Mindanawan Cultural Village at Davao Crocodile Park to accompany a small group of guests from Manila.  Conveniently located along… Continue reading

The Fly River Delta

September 2015: Flying into the island of Daru in the Gulf of Papua, I was in search of new subjects to photograph.  For the past 3 years, I have visited the island on… Continue reading

9 Things Everyone Needs to Appreciate about Mangroves

A photo essay exploring the special qualities of Mangroves

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