Germany Part 2: Braunfels Castle and Marburg University Town

This is part 2 of my Germany trip. See Part 1 here. I created a little video of my whole trip in Germany here: Braunfels Castle is about a 30-minute drive west of Wetzlar. And you get a glimpse of its towers on the drive there. This is the entrance to Braunfels Castle: It was … Continue reading

Germany Part 1: Wetzlar, Day and Night

About 3 weeks ago, Leica brought me to Germany (make sure to keep your eyes peeled for the next issue of Vault for my coverage). It was my first time to Europe and to be quite honest, I thought my first European city would be something like Paris or London or Athens. But since I … Continue reading

Yellow Doors Hostel in Tacloban

When you think of Tacloban, the first thing that might pop into your head is Typhoon Yolanda (internationally known as Typhoon Haiyan). Or you might know Tacloban because it’s where General MacArthur landed during the Japanese Occupation: It’s been about two years since the wreckage, and I had the opportunity to see how the city was … Continue reading

My favorite spots in Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai is nestled in between some mountains in northern Thailand and enjoys a cooler climate. It’s very different from the bustling capital of Thailand: Bangkok. You won’t be seeing skyscrapers, traffic is hardly existent (at least while we were there), and there aren’t gigantic malls every corner (there were about 2 that I passed … Continue reading

Run & Learn – Bacolod

Japan Foundation has made a set of guides to southeast Asia called Run & Learn which includes a guide to The Philippines. I was fortunate enough to be asked to photograph the section for the city of Bacolod. It was my first time in the city, but I’ve heard so many great things about it. Here … Continue reading