2015 brought me good fortune and even greater photos. My camera followed me from New Years Eve with my family in New Jersey then back to Korea before enjoying Lunar New Year in Thailand and short stint in Taiwan for Buddha’s Birthday. Then we went up a few Korean mountains and swam in stunning Korean islands before heading back to Thailand and then finally Cambodia before settling home in Korea. I’ve made amazing new friends, met the most wonderful woman and had countless adventures with what seemed like an endless hard drive full of photos. Sifting through was no easy task and at first glance I had over 200 favorites! To see them all find me on Instagram @LiveTravelTeach but I guess I should just cut to the chase cause here at my top 10 travel photos of 2015!
Whenever I travel to the 3rd world I like to buy snacks to hand out to the kids I see wandering around. Bringing a smile to their faces is enough of a reward but occasionally I get to trade a chocolate bar for a stunning snapshot like #2. These boys were playing with their friends jumping and swimming around Pnomh Kulen’s famous waterfall. The national park provides beautiful landscapes along a difficult jungle drive before you eventually arrive at this monstrous waterfall. If you’re in Siem Reap be sure to check out Pnomh Kulen and don’t forget to take some snacks with you!
A special shoutout to my friend Sara Daley for capturing the moments following when I showed these kids what they look like through my lens.