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Luzon, Philippines
on April 28, 2012 at 07:37 / in Photos

Luzon, Philippines

After finishing yet another contract as an English teacher in Taiwan, I decided to head to Thailand for some scuba diving and banana shakes… However, seeing that Cebu Pacific Airlines (which offered the cheapest flight) had a stopover in Manila ANYWAYS, it made sense to, well, explore a bit.         Seeing that I was heading to Thailand’s […]

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Monkeetime | North Korea
on April 27, 2012 at 21:30 / in Photos, Videos

Monkeetime North Korea

I have been moderately fascinated by North Korea as long as I have been aware of its existence and its political system.  An isolated, poor country, shunned by its neighbours and run by a psychopathic government…  What’s there not to be curious about? Often referred to as “communist”, North Korea is as communist as Dick Cheney is a Democrat…  The […]

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"Huh... this takes photos?"
on March 7, 2012 at 06:20 / in Photos

“Backpacking India (2009)” – a photo journey

Photography is not my speciality.  Even though I started documenting my travels way back in 2003 using a Fuji digicam which shot grainy 1 megapixel snaps, I only seem to get one good photo out of maybe 1000 trigger pulls…  It is safe to say that Monkeetime is not and probably will not be about quality photos. For that, you […]

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Trans-Siberian Railway: Russia Photos, May-June 2003 (Part 3: St. Petersburg)
on January 9, 2012 at 07:44 / in Photos

Trans-Siberian Railway: Russia Photos, May-June 2003 (Part 3: St. Petersburg)

St. Petersburg photos

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Trans-Siberian Railway: Russia Photos, May-June 2003 (Part 2: Novosibirsk and Moscow)
on January 9, 2012 at 07:32 / in Photos

Trans-Siberian Railway: Russia Photos, May-June 2003 (Part 2: Novosibirsk and Moscow)

Here is the second part of our journey on the Trans-Siberian Railway.  In this gallery you will find pics from Novosibirsk and Moscow.

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Trans-Siberian Railway: Russia Photos, May-June 2003 (Part 1: Vladivostok, Irkutsk, and Lake Baikal)
on January 7, 2012 at 11:59 / in Photos

Trans-Siberian Railway: Russia Photos, May-June 2003 (Part 1: Vladivostok, Irkutsk, and Lake Baikal)

These are my photos from the Vladivostok-Irkutsk segment of the Tran-Siberian Railway in Russia.  Mouse over each photo for a short description.

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Old China Pics 2003 (Part 5: Great Wall at Badaling)
on January 7, 2012 at 09:40 / in Photos

Old China Pics 2003 (Part 5: Great Wall at Badaling)

While trying to leave China during the SARS outbreak, myself and Ed got a little bit stuck in Beijing.  We actually made a run for the Russian border, but were not successful, and had to come back. While waiting for the shit-storm to clear up a bit, we teamed up with some other backpackers and visited the Great Wall at Badaling: […]

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After paying the admission price, we got to go on the wall.  It's all restored and looks like it was made a week earlier. Ok, in 2003 it did... Probably crumbling again now...
on January 7, 2012 at 09:19 / in Photos

Old China Pics 2003 (Part 4: Shanhaiguan)

This is a collection of photos from my trip to Shanhaiguan in Hebei Province of China.  Shanhaiguan is where the Great Wall of China hits the Pacific Ocean (at the Bohai Sea).   For details of this trip, go to the China blog.

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Posing in one of the crumbling watchtowers on the wall.
on January 5, 2012 at 03:14 / in Photos

Old China Pics 2003 (Part 3: Great Wall at Jinshanling)

This is a collection of photos from a hike on a stretch of the Great Wall of China between the village of Jinshanling and Simatai.  We did it when it was still snow covered and frozen, but the temperatures resulted in a general lack of tourists and an awesome, empty wall!  Normally, this place is crawling with camera-wielding hordes, but […]

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A gilded lion in front of the Palace of Tranquil Longevity.  Some of the art here is just WILD!
on January 5, 2012 at 02:51 / in Photos

Old China Pics 2003 (Part 2: Beijing)

Beijing is about 3 hours away from Heng Shui City and every few weeks or so I managed to get out for some adventuring.  Here are some pics from those expeditions.  This is nothing fancy, and the most immediate thing you will notice is the grayness of China:  very few sunny days during my visit. But the place is loaded […]

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Spotted this dog on a table at a butcher shop.  My first time finding dog meat in China.  Weird!
on December 29, 2011 at 13:21 / in Photos

Old pictures from my first trip to China in 2003 (Part 1: Heng Shui City)

This collection of photos, while not particularly artistic, were the result of my trigger-happy camera work between February and May of 2003. I arrived in China on the gray and grim evening of the 6th of February, and from just about the next day, till the last day, I went absolutely nuts with the camera. While this gallery is excessively […]

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