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There’s something about cathedrals that make you just stand there in awe, dwarfed by the stunning architecture full of details. Those gigantic structures, often overlooking the city, have been built over centuries by thousands of men who had none of today’s tools. It was one thing that I really missed when living in Asia. After […]
As some of you may know, a few weeks ago, I was invited to visit and explore the city of Brindisi, located in the region of Puglia (the heel of the boot), in Italy. Brindisi, located off the coast of the Adriatic sea, is a city of roughly 90,000 people. Due to its location, it […]
Today is the 1st of March, which means that in 30 days, we’ll be jumping in a plane and leaving Chiang Mai, the place we’ve been calling home for the past 3 years in Thailand. It’s going to be a sad departure but we’re looking forward to moving to our new chosen city: Granada, Spain. […]
Someone recently asked me: “2012 is over, where’s your retrospective post?” Well.. I’ve already been so busy with all of 2013′s new projects that I’ve been rushing forward at full speed. I guess it’s a good thing to just stop for a moment and look back at what happened in the past year. 2012 was […]
Once again, for the third time since I’ve been living in Chiang Mai, I had the pleasure to attend to one of the most beautiful and photogenic festivals in the world: Yi Peng and Loy Krathong. Yi Peng (or Yee Peng) is a festival of light that coincides with Loy Krathong in Thailand. It’s a […]
Fall (or Autumn if you prefer) is a season I have very rarely experienced in my entire life. I grew up in the desert (UAE), then the years I’ve spent in France, I lived in Toulouse, away from woods and forests. And now I live in Thailand, with its tropical climate and 3 seasons (Hot, […]
In the past 3 days, Chiang Mai rocked to the sound of splashing water, whether it’s being splashed on Buddha statues or being sprayed from a water pistol on passers-by from the back of a tuk-tuk. Nobody was spared. Buckets of icy water from behind pickup trucks. Water gun fights between young Thai children and […]
A beautiful collection of photos in Black and White of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi, UAE.
Yesterday night, Thailand celebrated Makha Bucha, an important Buddhist festival celebrated in South-East Asia on the full moon day of the third lunar month (which usually falls around end of February or beginning of March). Makha Bucha commemorates two separate events that occurred on the same date 45 years apart, during the Buddha’s lifetime. The […]
Waking up at 5 in the morning is never an easy thing, especially when the only reason is to go out and shoot a festival about colorful Hot Air Balloons. However, the motivation is a little stronger when friends decide to wake up and check it out together (Thanks Dustin and Dave). The International […]
Songkran is an awesome celebration and fun for all ages. Kids are especially ecstatic during the Thai New Year as they are allowed to stay out all day and splash everyone (bonus points for farangs/foreigners) with guns and buckets without being scolded. Here’s a mini-photo essay featuring the Children of Songkran (yes, I know it […]
The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, known locally as the ‘Grand Mosque’ is the most imposing religious building and probably the most beautiful architectural landmark in Abu Dhabi, UAE.
What would you think if one day, you entered a place of worship and saw on the walls a drawing of Neo from the Matrix next to Superman, flying to save the day while airplanes are crashing on the WTC towers? Crazy? Well, not in Thailand! North of the Kingdom, near the Burmese border, is […]
For the past few years, I have lived many extraordinary moments that would be engraved in my mind forever. Last weekend, I experienced one of these moments here in Chiang Mai during the long awaited Loy Krathong/Yi Peng holiday. Loy Krathong takes place on the night of the full moon of the 12th month in […]
Bored of the Eiffel Tower or the Notre-Dame Cathedral when visiting the beautiful city of Paris? Why not spend a quiet afternoon walking along the haunting tombstones of the most famous and most visited cemetery in the world? The Père Lachaise Cemetery! ~~oOo~~ Entrance of Père Lachaise, the most visited cemetery in the world. It […]