Burma: A Photo, A Thousand Words

While the Burmese junta (military government) has well earned its appalling reputation among human rights organizations and the international press, the people of Burma have an acclaim of their own among travelers as some of the kindest around.Therefore, when we departed for Burma (Myanmar), we did so with high expectations. Its people, cities, landscapes, … [Read more...]

Slideshow: The Many Faces of China

Excited Little Guy

The arc of our travel experience is shaped by the people we meet. Even the most beautiful food and landscape need a human context. With that in mind, we offer a selection of faces - each with a story - that we will recall whenever we reflect on our travels in China.The following slideshow is our take on China's ethnic diversity. While these images represent … [Read more...]

Beijing Photos – Before the Olympics

Horsing Around

Beijing, China: a place where yesterday’s icons - dragons, Mao, pagodas, drum towers and the Great Wall - meet today’s urge to modernize and build to the sky.Last winter, we captured a few images that defined our glimpse of Beijing in full-tilt transformation. … [Read more...]

Geotagging Your Photos, Part 3: Uploading and Displaying

Importing Images

You have a virtual stack of geotagged photos. So now what?Share them with the world, and share where in the world you've been.This third (and final...save the tears) segment of our geotagging case study is intended to help you upload your geotagged photos and share them with the world by integrating them with websites that support Google Maps or Yahoo Maps. … [Read more...]

Geotagging Your Photos, Part 2: Importing and Embedding GPS Data

GPS Device Showing Up on a PC

The title sounds like a daunting little geekfest, doesn't it? Not at all - even Audrey has managed to figure it out.Once you begin logging location data with your Sony GPS-CS1 (Sony GPS-CS1KA) GPS device, you'll need to import data from the device, convert it into something usable, and finally embed it into the EXIF data of the photograph. Although this may sound … [Read more...]

Rangoon Dusk

After reflecting on the challenges faced by Myanmar (Burma) yesterday, we wanted to leave you with a more pleasant image of the country for the weekend. … [Read more...]

The Best of Central Asia in Photos

A Kalpak and a Smile

A couple of notes, dear reader. We are headed to Myanmar and things may be quiet, or they may not. We just don't know. If you don't hear from us on the home page, take a look at "The Very Latest" on the left-hand sidebar. Twitter seems to have worked in most countries, even those with heavy internet controls and painfully slow connections.We are also still … [Read more...]

Photos from the Edge of China: Kashgar

If you click around our first installment of photos from China expecting images of kung pao and red lanterns, perhaps you'll be surprised to find chick pea salads and women in head scarves instead. For most, China's Xinjiang Province doesn't quite match their notions of what China should look like. Our images of Kashgar's people, food, and markets are more … [Read more...]