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.
Snails in Tanjung Piai National Park, Malaysia on the floor of a mangrove swamp.
John Hunter by Bill Hunter.
View from the porch of my cabin in Luang Prabang, Laos with my laptop in the foreground. This was a wonderful place to work.
Related: Beautiful View of Limestone Karsts in Yangshuo, China (from my homestay) – Mosaic Art at Wat Xieng Thong, Luang Prabang, Laos – Girl in Orange Sweater, Laos – Electrical Outlets on Tree Trunk
Inside Angkor Wat, Siem Reap, Cambodia.
People skating on a frozen lagoon in Vilas Park, Madison, Wisconsin.
Photo of the Vietnam War Memorial in Washington DC. Most of the photo 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.
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.
The water really is that color blue. See more photos of my visit to the Kuang Si Waterfalls in Laos.
Related: View from Bear’s Hump Trail, Waterton International Peace Park, Canada – Mosaic Art at Wat Xieng Thong, Luang Prabang, Laos – Water Buffaloes, Cambodia
– Waterfall, Swiftcurrent Lake Trail, Glacier National Park