Pedal Power: Dhaka’s Rickshaw Runners – Part 2

Rickshaw drivers don’t mess around, but how can they when a diesel spewing bus is barreling down on them? An all too common site in Bangladesh. The rule of the Bangladeshi road: the biggest vehicle wins; cars, motorcycles and especially bicycle rickshaws swerve out … Continued


Another Brick in the Bangladeshi Wall: Part 2

An estimated 15 billion bricks are produced in Bangladesh each year by an industry that employs nearly 2,000,000 workers during the peak season and 800,000 during the off-season. At the nearly 1,200 brick kilns surrounding Dhaka, workers often live in … Continued


Myanmar – Part 5: Thaunggok

There wasn’t much to do in Thaunggok besides wander around and by 9pm everything was shut down and the streets hauntingly dark. On my first day there I rented a motorbike but ended up returning it after about 5 minutes … Continued


Myanmar – Part 3: Faces of Yangon

Yangon, which means “End of Strife,” was founded in the early 11th century. Nearly 4.5 million people call this sprawling city home that was the country’s capital until 2005, when the military government decamped 200 miles north to the newly … Continued


Myanmar – Part 1: Yangon

Walking the streets of Yangon, the past clashes with the present and you feel like everything’s evolving around you. Many travelers who’d visited only 6 months before couldn’t believe the changes that took place in prices, number of tourists, etc. … Continued


Myanmar – Part 2: Yangon

A highlight of Myanmar is its people, a diverse soup of Muslim, Hindu, Christian and Chinese (there’s even a huge Chinatown in Yangon). The faces below were shot in Yangon, the country’s bustling commercial and cultural (but not political) capital. … Continued


Vietnam’s Dynamo

Three weeks in Vietnam exploring from Ho Chi Minh City in the south to Hanoi in the north (including a few beaches, the former colonial French town Dalat, set in the highlands of western Vietnam and a foray into the … Continued