The Silk Road…camels, caravans, bandits, and adventure!
The front door to the Aksaray Caravanserai
Growing up, I devoured stories about the camel caravans and the merchants that traveled the Silk Road. I fell in love with the idea that these caravans were constantly moving, winding their way through unknown territories. It’s no wonder that I grew up loving to travel, to experience new cultures, and to be on the move…always on the move.
You can see how hot and dusty it would be following a road like this one. For a travelling merchant, a caravanserai would be a [...]
Valletta is a magical city any time of year, and during Christmas it just gets that much more so. The poinsettia saleperson is doing a booming business. Poinsettias can grow on Malta, and we saw a few bushes but none were flowering.
Valletta is known for its beautiful yellow stone buildings, and the red flowers as well as other Christmas decorations contrast gorgeously. Malta is primarily a Roman Catholic country, and the Maltese celebrate Christmas in a big way.
Especially in the beginning of winter, Moldova can be a bit barren and colorless. The fields are brown, the leaves have all blown away, and it’s cold. It feels cold and looks cold! So when you wander by the brightly painted gates, it really makes you feel happy.
One of many mud hut villages along the highway in Botswana
It’s fascinating to me to see where and how people live. These mud huts do not look that comfortable, and I know they had to fetch their water from the nearby river. I wouldn’t mind trying one out for an evening, but it certainly makes me thankful I live in the western world of central heating/cooling, running water, and electricity.
I love photographing people in many of the Asian countries like China, Japan, Thailand, Vietnam…!
One thing I love about traveling is seeing how other people live. I was in Xian, China when I took this shot in the Muslim section of town. They have a wonderful street market, and the entire neighborhood is quiet and reserved, unlike the rest of the city. This woman is taking her morning tea break. Off in the shade, kicking back, and enjoying a quiet moment. I love that!
I love taking candid shots of people doing real things. I’m sure this lady [...]
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Jim and I are an American married couple who have had the opportunity to live all over the world thanks to our work. We are both teachers, and currently we're working in Schweinfurt, Germany where we plan to stay for the next few years. Continue reading... Follow @corinnevail