backpacking

>Joining the Gaza Freedom March

>Joining the Gaza Freedom March

> In December, I headed off to Egypt to join the Gaza Freedom March alongside another 1300 marchers. The initial plan was to head into Gaza to march in solidarity with the Palestinians on the anniversary of the 2008 bombing, to protest the conditions of the occupation and the construction of a massive steel wall to completely seal off the […]

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>Egypt is truly a land of mystery.

>Egypt is truly a land of mystery.

> Egypt is truly a land of mystery. While there are many secrets lost to the ages here the bustling excitement of modern Cairo hides just as many stories as are buried under the whites sands and black sands of the desert. This first image is of a faceless deity from Karnak temple.When the Bamiyan Buddhas were destroyed in Afghanistan […]

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>Nearly scared away from journalism

>Nearly scared away from journalism

> Now I realize that the quality of my writing doesn’t stand par with most of the writers already out there, since I rely a little too heavily on cliches and run-on sentences. However, I want to ascertain that becoming a journalist has been a long-standing dream of mine. I have made it into a few riskier countries that are […]

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>The drunken camel guide of Petra

>The drunken camel guide of Petra

> I think we’ve all had our encounters with incredibly fascinating people, whose life experiences can really inspire us, and move us… except that, for some reason we’re occasionally/often scared away from such a person from their intensity. On my second day visiting the Petra Complex in Jordan, as seen in the 3rd Indiana Jones movie, I ended up with […]

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>North Korea – At the the end of the tunnel

>North Korea – At the the end of the tunnel

> This is one of the first pics I took in North Korea to really start leaving an impression on me. This was taken through a cracked open window, on the bus heading down the “highway” on the way towards Kaesong Village. I put “highway” in quotations because in the 2~3 hours we were driving, we only encountered 8 or […]

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>Kosovo Volunteering 1999 – the children and the car

>Kosovo Volunteering 1999 – the children and the car

> I’m not sure exactly what it was that reverberated within me after taking this photo, but it was a serene moment. This was taken in ’99, during my first year of undergrad, where I had the incredible opportunity to accompany a small group of intrepid volunteers. That’s a whole other story there, but the set up around which this […]

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