Street Art: Ireland

Street art - Ireland

Continuing to highlight my fascination with street art of all kinds, here are photos I took in Dublin and Belfast, Ireland back in 2012. I never got around to posting them back then so here goes.

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Street Art: Brazil (Various Locations)

Street art - Brazil

Continuing to highlight my fascination with street art of all kinds, here are photos I took in various locations around Brazil in late 2011. I never got around to posting them back then so here goes. Check out my collections for Curitiba, Florianópolis, Recife and Olinda, Salvador da Bahia, and Rio de Janeiro as well.

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Street Art: Uruguay

Street art - Uruguay

Continuing to highlight my fascination with street art of all kinds, here are photos I took in various places in Uruguay years ago. I never got around to posting them back then so here goes.

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Street Art: Bolivia

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Continuing to highlight my fascination (obsession?) with street art of all kinds, here are photos I took in Bolivia. I didn’t find as many as in some other South American countries and the quality wasn’t quite as good either but here are the ones I managed to capture.

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My Travel Costs in Philippines: Itinerary and Budget Breakdown

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Since I recently finished a full month of traveling in the Philippines I thought it might be helpful to provide a detailed summary of my expenses there, along with my full itinerary and a few travel observations.

Staying Connected in Japan: Phone and Internet Options for Your Trip to the Land of the Rising Sun

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I’ve lived a year in Japan and visited multiple times since then. I really love the country, its people and the culture. But, while Japan has long been considered an example of high-tech progress and advanced mobile communications infrastructure, the reality on the ground is quite different, at least from a foreign visitor’s perspective. In fact, while they practically give away prepaid SIM cards in … [ Read more ]

Buying a Bicycle in Chiang Mai, Thailand

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UPDATE (March 07, 2018): I recently came across a new used bicycle shop that mostly specializes in imported Japanese bicycles and has a large selection that changes pretty regularly. The store is called Jakkayan Baan Hug (จักรยานญี่ปุ่น บ้านฮักแล้วถีบ เชียงใหม่ | jàk grà yaan yîi bpùn bâan hák). It’s a bit out of the way so getting there might be … [ Read more ]

Saving on Travel in Japan with a JR Rail Pass: My Itinerary, Tips and Cost Savings

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Japan has long been considered one of the more expensive countries to travel. Recently, thanks to a weakening currency and years of deflation, Japan is becoming more affordable. Getting around inside the country will, however, be one of your bigger expenses. If you aren’t too pressed for time or you are just planning to visit a few locations, the best prices will most likely be … [ Read more ]

Travel Video: Traditional Dancing in Ecuador

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When you visit the Mitad del Mundo, site of the equator (well, more or less) there is also a traditional dance exhibition. Here is some footage I took of that.
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Travel Video: Around Ecuador

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Here is a short video with some miscellaneous footage I shot around Ecuador.
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What Is a Favorite Place?

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Frequent and lengthy travelers often get asked the question, “what is your favorite place?” Of course, some have a ready answer thanks to a truly moving experience where one place in particular captured their hearts, souls and/or bodies. But, many like myself have great difficulty answering the question. After thinking about it a bit I realized there are (at … [ Read more ]