10. Amidst skyscrapers and a bustling city (the only city I’ve been to with public Wi-Fi), there is a man-made stream called Cheonggyecheon where couples stroll, friends hang out, and kids cool off on a hot summer day. (Seoul, Korea)
9. My mom, proudly displaying our shabu shabu at a monastery in Mt. Koya, Japan.
8. White powder is slapped onto the top of your head and onto your face to usher in the new year in Nadi, Fiji.
7. If you had to guess, would you say this photo was taken in San Clemente, Dana Point, or perhaps Santa Monica? This is just another day at the beach in Port Elizabeth,South Africa.
6. If you take a boat from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh, you may see children (in school uniforms) paddling their canoes from their homes that float calmly on the Tonle Sap River.
5. Fermented bean curd, or “stinky tofu,” is an acquired taste. When you go to Taipei, Taiwan, you’ll find some places that make “extra stinky” tofu, where you may need a knife to cut the tofu. (Otherwise a long string of tofu might dangle from your mouth to the plate, like a flimsy spaghetti noodle.)
4. Lap swimming on what feels like the edge of the world . . . at the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore.
3. Angkor Wat.
2. A father and son making their way through Guilin, China.
1. Here’s a view of the Colosseum at about two a.m. The purple lighting that frames three openings on the second tier are pulses from black-lights. There was a party of some sort taking place, and it was dark. Fortunately, my trusty Canon sat firmly atop a tripod, and its shutter stayed open long enough to capture this. (The glow along the bottom of the frame is from a lone motorcyclist who buzzed by during the 30-second shot.)
We are not photographers. We are travelers. (But every once in awhile, we capture a few images that we like.) For these photos, Michelle and I used a Canon EOS 300D, a Canon G11, and our iPhones.