Explorations in Black Rock City

Due to the pandemic this year, the Burning Man Organization made the smart choice to postpone the event in Black Rock City. Instead of going to Nevada, the community came together to share art, music and virtual social gatherings over the web. As part of my contribution this year, I decided to write a book…

Photography books on Amazon

Hello dear readers! At long last I’ve found the time to create my first photography book. In this first book, I take the reader to the Himalayan mountain range on my first trek through the Annapurna circuit. Please consider taking a look if you’ve been curious about taking your own trip to Kathmandu or Pokhara….

Observations of a Gaijin

Alexis de Tocqueville came to the fledgling nation of the United States shortly after its formation to get cultural insights into what was taking place in the Petri dish of the early formation of the country.  From his travels he wrote the book “Democracy in America”.  My anthropology professor in college discussed at length the…

The call of the road

It’s always easy to justify travel. Everybody has dozens of reasons why to do it. I’ve thought a lot about why it’s so important for me over the years. My most selfish reasons for travel are pure mental stimulation and fascination of constantly being confronted by new contexts. Since I was young, I’ve had an…


Hear the lilt of seductive Buena Vista Social Club musicians and visit the Spanish fort at the port of Havana.  You’ll feel as if you’re visiting Florida in the 1950’s as classic cars in mint condition still drive the roads of this beautiful Caribbean island. https://leapingaroundtheworld.wordpress.com/havana/