November 28, 2006

New & Improved!

I have just completed a huge update to the blog! Now posted are all the photos I was unable to upload while abroad of Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia and Myanmar.

Please keep re-visiting as I continue to write, make new art, take more photos and continue to collect new inspiration.

1. Click on a pic in my blog.
2. When it takes you into flickr, go to "Art Journey's Photostream".
3. There is an option for "sets", 1 for each country, my paintings and art-related projects.

Have fun! P

November 27, 2006

Myanmar (Burma)

Originally uploaded by Art Journey.

MYANMAR: The most amazing, exotic and untouristed country I've ever been to. On top of having one of the world's most ancient cities in Bagan, and witnessing some of the impacts in an isolated country under military rule, the Burmese are the most friendliest and honest people of all.

My route took me on a bus from the capital of Yangon (Rangoon) to Mandalay, part train ride over the gorge to Hsipaw and a flight over to the mountain hill tribes in Kengtung. Along the way experiencing the water festival for New Years. After a few days in the lovely setting of Inle Lake, I took one of my most difficult days of transport over to Bagan. But that didn't top the events that happened on the over-night bus ride back to Yangon.

A ride in anything to anywhere in Myanmar is always exciting!


Originally uploaded by Art Journey.

CAMBODIA: Hitting only the two main traveller's stops, I saw a few sites around Phnom Pehn and the country's most prized possession, Angkor Wat. Thoroughly satisfied after a few days biking around the ruins, my experiences seemed to be getting much more impactful.


Originally uploaded by Art Journey.

VIETNAM: Cutting across the middle of Laos, it took an entire day to make to Hue. An incredible change of scenery from the dusty roads and falling apart buses to crossing the border and immediately seeing lush mountains and a constant view of water.


Originally uploaded by Art Journey.

NEW LAOS PICS: The last of the photos I had posted during my trip (or that made it onto the web successfully!) were in Luang Prabang. Here are some more afterwards of Vang Vien, Vientienne and Savannakhet.

November 13, 2006

1 Year Ago

Today, last year, I was living on a farm in the centre of New Zealand's North Island. In a tiny town called Kihikihi, my surroundings were not so much like Toronto! P

Kihikihi, New Zealand

Originally uploaded by Art Journey.

1 year ago.