close up of purple orchid, with many more in the background

Purple orchid at the Singapore Orchid Garden

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Purple Orchid

Photo of my family at a campsite in Kenya with our VW Van

This is a photo (by my father) of my early experience with vanlife. My family took this VW Van in Kenya when I was a kid. We only spent a couple weeks in Kenya before living in Nigeria for a school year.

I remember at one point getting stuck in a dried out riverbed in a game park after having passed a small herd of elephants just a short while before. We had to get out and push the van free and watch it zoom forward to safe ground while I thought about the elephants getting curios and deciding to see what the fuss was about. It was quite fun once I was back in the van.

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several shells on watery ground

Snails in Tanjung Piai National Park, Malaysia on the floor of a mangrove swamp.

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Photo of me when I was probably under 10

John Hunter by Bill Hunter.

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View from my cabin porch with laptop in the foreground

View from the porch of my cabin in Luang Prabang, Laos with my laptop in the foreground. This was a wonderful place to work.

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Stone wall inside Angkor Wat with relief figures and decorative windows

Inside Angkor Wat, Siem Reap, Cambodia.

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a bunch of people on a frozen waterway

People skating on a frozen lagoon in Vilas Park, Madison, Wisconsin.

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Vietnam Memorial reflecting visitors, trees and the Washington Monument

Photo of the Vietnam Memorial in Washington DC. Most of the photo is shows a reflection in the shining granite of the memorial. The memorial has the names of those Americans killed during the war engraved into the face (which can be seen in the photo if you look closely).

If you look closely you can see a reflection of the Washington Monument.

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4 common sandpipers running on the beach

Common sandpipers on the beach in Tanjung Piai National Park – the Southernmost Point in Continental Asia (near Johor Bahru, Malaysia and Singapore).

The Birds look like they are the “common sandpiper” to me but please comment if you have an accurate identification.

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Very blue pool of water in the forest

The water really is that color blue. See more photos of my visit to the Kuang Si Waterfalls in Laos.

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