These are highlight photos of our holiday in Central Europe, Prague, Vienna, Salzburg, and Munich.  Click on the links to view the full gallery.

Our trip started in beautiful city of Prague, Czech Republic.  This historic city is filled with architecture dating back to the Middle Ages. It has a great old world feel, friendly people, and great food!

Next was Vienna, Austria. We visited Hofburg and Schönbrunn imperial palaces to learn about the Habsburg Monarchy, including Kaiser Franz Joseph and his empress Elisabeth “Sisi”. Our friends in Vienna introduced us to great Austrian wine and food. Phoebe loved her Wiener Schnitzel, and we loved the delicious Tafelspitz and Apfelstrudel!

A 2.5 hour train ride into the Austrian Alps to Salzburg, the hometown of Mozart. Salzburg is the city rich in music history, also playing host the the movie “The Sound of Music”.

Our trip ended in Munich, Germany, where we did some shopping, visited the Munich Resident, and of course had more Schnitzel!

Brave performance, so proud of her!  Great job!

Asahi-Chan’s visit to Singapore!

Analog Vietnam

Vietnam is the perfect place for street photography. Friendly people going about their business make great subjects, and happy to have their photos taken!  The streets of Hoi An take you back to another time. Aside from the bustling motorbikes and street lights at night, the city has changed very little over the years. Almost all the food was either caught, grown, or processed in the local area.  Everything was fresh, delicious, and so inexpensive!  Unfortunately, we pay a small fortune for natural and organic foods back home… Vietnamese show us how it should be.

All photos made with my trusty Leica M3 camera and Summicron 35mm f2.0 lens.  I used Kodak Trix 400 film, developed in Ilford DDX (1:4 dilution).  No autofocus, no light meter, no electronics, and no batteries.  Just your eyes, brain, and lots of imagination.  Free yourself from technology to add some balance to your life, you’ll be amazed what you can create!

See more Hoi An photos here (in digital)

Hoi An, Vietnam

A relaxing getaway in Hoi An.  Great food and people, so many places to explore.  See our photos here.

Sunrise over Hoi An bay

Balinese Holiday

End of year break in Bali.  Relaxing family time at a villa retreat in Canggu, lunch amongst the rice fields in Ubud, and a visit to Monkey Forrest temple.  Great food and service, the wet weather didn’t bother us much.  It was sunny on the days we needed, the rest of the time was a quiet and peaceful way to wind down the year.  A Balinese barbecue at our villa was quite nice, with a great view of the stars overhead. Please stop by our photo album to see more!


Phoebe’s photos of Paris

Phoebe’s view of Paris using her Nikon 1 and 50mm equivalent prime lens.  She’s a budding photographer!