Photo Du Jour: Phnom Penh’s Royal Palace at Sunset

Tuktuks pass by the exterior of Phnom Penh’s Royal Palace compound, just before sunset. The opulent structure was built in the 1860s.

Buddhas, Orchids & A Birthday Bash in Bangkok

With the song One Night in Bangkok perpetually playing in our heads during our time in the ‘City of Angels,’ we admired Buddhas in a multitude of poses, tried our hand at Thai cooking, fought back tears during our first Thai massage, and observed revelers celebrating the Thai king’s 84th birthday.

Photo Du Jour: Little Boy Distracted During Prayer at Bangkok’s Golden Mount

While his father prays at Bangkok’s Golden Mount, a young boy is seemingly distracted by an enticing bottle of red soda. 

Culinary, Spiritual, and Architectural Diversity in Melaka, Malaysia

After escaping the hustle and bustle of Kuala Lumpur we were delighted to arrive in sleepy Melaka, a UNESCO World Heritage Site two hours south from Malaysia’s hectic capital city. Melaka was colonized for centuries. Even today, the remnants of Portuguese, Dutch, and British occupation are evident in the architecture — most notably the DutchContinue reading “Culinary, Spiritual, and Architectural Diversity in Melaka, Malaysia”

Patience & Passion United: A Visit to a Balinese Art School

The Wayan Gama Painter Group sits on a dusty road connecting agricultural villages not far from Ubud, Bali. At the end of a day trip that took us to a Kopi Luwak ‘poop coffee’ plantation, the Elephant Cave and Rock Cave, our driver, Mowgli, suggested that we visit the quiet art studio directed by hisContinue reading “Patience & Passion United: A Visit to a Balinese Art School”