People and Colors of Penang

Penang is the second smallest state of the Malaysian federation. It is comprised of Penang Island and a portion of the Malay Peninsula. Its capital, George Town, has a historical centre that has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2008. We visited George Town in September 2018, when we had the pleasure of being shown around by two local residents …

Pier, Perhentian Besar

The Perhentians, a Little Tropical Paradise

The Perhentians are a small archipelago off the coast of North-Eastern Malaysia. The two main islands are Pulau Perhentian Besar and Pulau Perhentian Kecil (meaning big and small Perhentian island, respectively). We were there at the end of August, which is in the wet season, but the weather was incredibly good during the days, with thunderstorms arriving only in the …

Trani Harbour at twilight

Postcards from Apulia

Apulia (Puglia in Italian) is Italy’s southeasternmost region, corresponding to the heel of the boot that the Italian peninsula resembles, and it’s a region of amazing beauty and traditions. For some unfathomable reason, I had only been there as a teenager, then only in its capital city, Bari, in a couple occasions when I was traveling for work and I …

Panorama of Matera at night

Matera, the City Hewn Into the Rock

Matera might not be the first place that comes to mind when one thinks of Italy, but in my opinion it shouldn’t be overlooked when doing a tour of its southern part, because it is stunning and absolutely unique. To begin with, Matera is one of the oldest, continuously inhabited settlements in the world, having been called home by people …

Koh Samui and Koh Tao

Thailand in Two Weeks: Koh Samui and Koh Tao (and more Bangkok)

This is the fifth installment in my series about Thailand. You can find the previous ones by clicking on the below links: One Night in Chinatown, Bangkok More Bangkok Ayutthaya, Sukhothai, Lampang Chiang Mai All photos taken with the Fujifilm X-T2, Fujifilm X100S and various lenses and the DJI Mavic Pro. After having traveled madly across central Thailand with planes, trains, and automobiles, …