8 04, 2017

Beach Getaway to Catalina Island

By | April 8th, 2017|Categories: California, Catalina Island, Los Angeles|Tags: , , , , |

As the daylight savings switches our clock back an hour, delaying our Sunset to a timely 8pm and the California warmth approaches to the perfect 78 degrees, it's also time for the beach! While Californians can virtually go to the beach 350 days out of the year (when it doesn't rain), we have been so [...]

7 07, 2015

When in Israel, go Sand Boarding!

By | July 7th, 2015|Categories: Israel, Middle East, Negev Desert|Tags: , , , , |

Israel is a destination that fits many traveller's desires whether it's for a Culinary Excursion, a Historical Exploration, a Cultural Immersion, a Spiritual Quest or for Adventure Seekers. Along the coast are miles of beautiful beaches for surfers and lovers to bathe in the sun. Inland lies the Negev Desert that spans across 4700 square [...]

24 03, 2015

Blue City, Jodhpur

By | March 24th, 2015|Categories: India, Rajasthan|Tags: , , , |

A Day in the Life in Blue City, Jodhpur   Jodhpur is the second largest city in Rajasthan, India. Near one of the biggest tourist attractions in Jodhpur, the Mehrangarh Fort, is a 10 kilometer village that surrounds it called the Old City or "Blue City", with a 16th century wall that protects from the outside (more [...]

25 08, 2012

Photography “To be Human”

By | August 25th, 2012|Categories: Dharma Bum|Tags: |

Conversations are at the heart of what it means to be human. - Theodore Zeldin I found this post from my favorite photographer Steve McCurry who became famous when the portrait of "The Afghan Girl" with the piercing green eyes was published in National Geographics in 1985. This is a photo of Tibet and another [...]

12 04, 2010

Haiti, January 2010

By | April 12th, 2010|Categories: Dharma Bum|Tags: , |

Photo taken by my friend a week after the  Haiti Earthquake which shook the World's attention to those who is most in need. No caption needed. The photo says so much.

25 03, 2010

Afghan Girl

By | March 25th, 2010|Categories: Middle East|Tags: , , |

"The Afghan Girl" Photograph by Steve McCurry of Sharbat Gula, an Afghan woman of Pashtun ethnicity born 1972. "Gula was orphaned during the Soviet Union's bombing of Afghanistan and sent to the Nasir Bagh refugee camp in Pakistan in 1984. Her village was attacked by Soviet helicopter gunships sometime in the early 1980s. The Soviet [...]