Category: Asia

Terracotta Army – Xi’an, China
[ 0 ] February 5, 2013 |

Terracotta Army – Xi’an, China

With less than 48 hours on our stopover in Xi’an it’s pretty transparent that our only reason for traveling to this city was to see one of China’s most popular and revered cultural attractions, the Terracotta Army. While Wikipedia can certainly do a much better job of telling you all the “cool” history about the […]

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Voluntourism / Student Photo Gallery – Dali, China
[ 1 ] February 3, 2013 |

Voluntourism / Student Photo Gallery – Dali, China

Below is a collection of photos from the Muskoka Foundation Photography Workshop we recently taught in the city of Dali in China’s western Yunnan province.  All photos were taken by the students and the ones included below were chosen by these students as the best photos from the class. If you are interested in reading more […]

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Voluntourism / Photography Workshop – Dali, China­
[ 0 ] February 3, 2013 |

Voluntourism / Photography Workshop – Dali, China­

It always amazes me how the smallest gestures somehow end up yielding the most profound impact. Dali was one of those experiences for us. It all started several months ago. Alison and I received an email from Daniel Anggara from the Muskoka Foundation. Following the mantra, “doing good as you go”, Muskoka focuses on connecting […]

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Tiger Leaping Gorge – Yunnan, China
[ 1 ] February 2, 2013 |

Tiger Leaping Gorge – Yunnan, China

Just reading the name “Tiger Leaping Gorge” makes you feel like you are in China. Commonly named as one of the top 10 things to see in China, this is a very special piece of natural wonder that we were not about to miss. A stones throw away from both Burma (Myanmar) and Tibet, the […]

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Kyoto, Japan
[ 0 ] November 4, 2012 |

Kyoto, Japan

Kyoto is a place you go to breathe, meditate and marvel. The wonders of this city have the potential to calm even tightly wound souls and to transform busy minds into places of peace. As the well-preserved cultural capital of Japan, Kyoto was fortunate to be spared from massive destruction during World War II. Due […]

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