Africa · In Photos · La Reunion · The Nomadic Life

Photo Gallery: Quirky Street Art in La Reunion

“You can always tell the kind of personality a place has by the way they treat graffiti,” – My little brother. If that’s the case, then I’d call La Reunion quirky, cartoonish, and welcome to the burst of color graffiti adds to its streets. Most of the graffiti I took photos of ended up being…… Continue reading Photo Gallery: Quirky Street Art in La Reunion

Africa · In Photos · Madagascar · The Nomadic Life · Travel

Photo-Frenzied in Morondava’s Avenue de Baobabs

I went to Madagascar’s most iconic and photographed site, and I didn’t bring my camera. Just kidding. Though I did think about it for the purpose of writing a piece on how photography distracts from being present and the importance of absorbing and interacting with a place rather than documenting it. Maybe I should have done…… Continue reading Photo-Frenzied in Morondava’s Avenue de Baobabs

Africa · In Photos · Madagascar · The Nomadic Life

Photos From Inside an African Market

I hate to say it, but I’ve gotten used to the Antsirabe market’s smell. It’s a weird combination of muck and old produce, rice being cooked, and charcoal. The meat section has a totally different stench. Even after two years, I scrunch my face and try not to breathe it in as a walk quickly…… Continue reading Photos From Inside an African Market

In Photos · Switzerland · The Nomadic Life

A Skipped Beat: Tuesday Travel Snapshot in Lugano, Switzerland

Bringing you a travel snapshot from the Beat Nomad archives each and every Tuesday… … except for last Tuesday because I was having some internet problems. To continue with today’s post: I wish I had better pictures of Lugano, Switzerland. Even though I’ve ended up in the tiny Swiss town just north of Milan several…… Continue reading A Skipped Beat: Tuesday Travel Snapshot in Lugano, Switzerland

Africa · In Photos · Madagascar · The Nomadic Life

A Skipped Beat: Tuesday Travel Snapshot in Diego, Madagascar

Bringing you a travel snapshot from Beat Nomad’s travel archives each and every Tuesday I recently found a blog describing Diego Suarez (the northernmost city in Madagascar, known as Antsiranana in Malagasy) as a “small fishing village”. It made me giggle a little, but then again, everything is relative. It’s small by western standards and…… Continue reading A Skipped Beat: Tuesday Travel Snapshot in Diego, Madagascar

Asia · In Photos · Thailand · The Nomadic Life

A Skipped Beat in Krabi, Thailand: Tuesday Travel Snapshot

Bringing you a travel snapshot from Beat Nomad’s archives each and every Tuesday: I had a serious space-cadet moment when I was in Ko yao noi, a small island about an hour’s boat ride from Krabi, while traveling around Thailand last September. I said goodbye to my friends, packed up my bag, got on a…… Continue reading A Skipped Beat in Krabi, Thailand: Tuesday Travel Snapshot

In Photos · North America · The Nomadic Life · The United States

A Skipped Beat: Tuesday Travel Snapshot [Washington]

Bringing you a travel snapshot from Beat Nomad’s archives each and every Tuesday. This photo was taken at Lake Crescent on a trip to the Olympic National Park shortly after I moved to Seattle. A couple of medical students from Arkansas that I met at a hostel and I were staying at Lake Crescent Lodge,…… Continue reading A Skipped Beat: Tuesday Travel Snapshot [Washington]