Weekly Travel Photo

I post a weekly photo every friday of where I've been. It's in chronological order though it maybe behind a few months, depending on my travels.

Travel Photo: Old Matara, Sri Lanka

Matara - Sri Lanka

At the start of the day I didn’t know I was going to be staying in Matara. I began the day in Nuwara Eliya – up in the Hill Country – ready for a long day of travel. I caught the local bus to the coastal city of Matara with the intention of getting connecting […]

Kandy Lake, Kandy – Sri Lanka

Kandy Lake

Kandy is the second city of Sri Lanka, and considered as the cultural capital. Kandy is a major pilgrimage site for Sri Lankan’s and buddhists around the world as it’s home of the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic. As the name would suggest, it houses a tooth of the Buddha. The city itself is […]

Fort Railway Station, Colombo – Sri Lanka

Fort Railway Station, Colombo – Sri Lanka

I am drawn to old train stations, even if I’m not travelling. In my wanders around Colombo I couldn’t help but visit Fort Railway Station, the biggest station in Sri Lanka. Of course I did end up travelling around Sri Lanka by train, but I came here on my first day to marvel at the […]

Goddess of Mercy Temple, Georgetown, Penang – Malaysia

Goddess of Mercy Temple

The Goddess of Mercy Temple (Kuan Yin Temple) is the oldest temple in Georgetown. I happened to be here just after the Chinese New Year so these lanterns were lining the courtyard. It is usually busier than this (especially around CNY) but I managed to catch a break in the crowd to see mostly pigeons. […]

Market Square, Kuala Lumpur – Malaysia

Market Square - KL

I have been a regular visitor to KL since my first visit here in 2006. Over the last decade I have seen the city work on improving public transport and fixing up its heritage sites. I’ve always thought the old shophouses in the Chinatown area would look as good as those in Singapore if they […]

Saigon Central Post Office, Ho Chi Minh City – Vietnam

Post Office Saigon

Saigon Central Post Office was designed and constructed by Gustave Eiffel (of the tower fame) and was opened in 1891. The building recently got a fresh coat of paint from and under-stated pastel creme colour to this electric yellow. There has been an uproar with this new coat of paint, but it looks closer to […]

Fishing fleet in Duong Dong, Phu Quoc – Vietnam

Duong Dong

Duong Dong is the main town of the island of Phu Quoc and it is worth a visit if you can drag yourself off the beach. While international visitors come for the beaches, Phu Quoc is probably better known for its fish sauce, and where there is fish sauce there is fishermen. Travel Photos: Phu […]

Long Beach, Phu Quoc – Vietnam

Long Beach, Phu Quoc - Vietnam

I went to Phu Quoc with low expectations so I arrived at Long Beach to be impressed with what I saw. The beach is indeed long (I didn’t get time to walk the length of it) and the sand of the soft golden brown variety. Travel Photos: Phu Quoc photo gallery

Nguyen Trung Truc shrine, Rach Gia – Vietnam

Nguyen Trung Truc

When you travel around the cities of Vietnam you will soon notice the same street names to honour national heroes, much like in the US with all the Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln Blvd’s everywhere. One name that pops up everywhere is Nguyen Trung Truc. He was an anti-colonial military commander who resisted the French colonial forces. […]

Mekong life, Sa Dec – Vietnam

Sa Dec - Vietnam

Busy river traffic in Sa Dec, Vietnam. Travel Photos: Sa Dec photo gallery