Photography

2016: Annis Memorabilis

Well, at the dawning of the New Year, and as 2017 takes its first tentative strides through the cold and the gloom, there is so much to look back at and reflect upon. As always, it was a year laced…

The Pain of Auschwitz

Most of the world agrees that one of the most despicable events in human history was the holocaust. Hitler’s Nazi party systematically murdered approximately 11 million innocent people, whose shocking numbers include 6 million Jews. To deny the holocaust is in…

Reaching The Big 5-0

When I went on my maiden backpacking adventure in 1994, and first fell in love with traveling, I made a pact with myself. It was quite simple…that by the time I die, I want to have visited more countries than…

Angkor’s Children: A Photo Essay

In and around the Angkor Wat temples, Cambodia, you’ll see kids everywhere. There are wide smiles on dirty faces, and bare feet splashing in puddles. They wear rags for clothes, and with almost every child, an even younger one tags…

2015: Annis Memorabilis

In keeping with my tradition of the last two years, I’m writing this post to summarize the last twelve months, first to share with you some of what we have been up to, but also to remind myself just how…

Travel is Not Always Amazing

After fleeing Korea last May, Leslie and I had a few months to travel before we returned home to Mexico. We had a few countries that we definitely wanted to visit, some old, others new, and all proved to be…

Seminyak Summer, Bali

After 6 months of living back in Korea, where things sadly did not go as planned and we found ourselves in a situation that was no longer tenable, we did what we have done so often before, and fled to…

Rooftop Diaries, Casa de Los Colibries

Regardless of our love for traveling, there is no problem being home when we get to hang out on our roof every evening. Here are just a few shots from yesterday’s rooftop time at our wonderful home in San Miguel…

The Daegu River Reflective

Just before I left Korea 3 months ago, I bought myself a long overdue new camera (a Sony NEX 5, if anyone is interested?) Now, Daegu is not the prettiest of cities, and other than the mountain areas, Korea itself…

Shinjuku’s Piss Alley, Tokyo

Tokyo was everything I expected of it; a thriving, super modern mega-city, spectacular skyscrapers, fabulous restaurants, and beautiful architecture both new and old. But that’s just one of Tokyo’s many identities. In a city with more than 13 million inhabitants,…

Bentota Beach, Sri lanka

Leslie and I just recently spent a lovely week at Bentota Beach, Sri Lanka. We both had to do a fait bit of work whilst we were there (especially Leslie) but there was still time have some lovely sunset beach…

The Sacred Monkey Forest, Ubud

Here are just a few of the images I took while experimenting with my new Sony Nexus camera, at the Sacred Monkey Forest, in Ubud, Bali. All photos by The Nomad, that’s me, @ Steven Moore Photography

Darjeeling: The Faded Jewel

  Darjeeling, a former jewel in the British crown, lies across the Himalayan foothills like some dirty folded blanket, its inner creases the grimy streets or trash strewn lanes, its outer folds the ramshackle and rundown hotels that cling to…

The Hanging Tree of Gyeongju

When I first visited Korea in 2008, one of the first things I was taken to see was a tree. It doesn’t sound very interesting, does it? That is until you hear the urban legend that surrounds it. The Hanging…

The Road, The Siren

The Road, The Siren She calls to me as I sleep, entwining herself within my dreams, showing me the way and seducing me with her seductive and endless opportunities. The sounds I hear when all is silent are muted in…

A Fake Pilgrim

One of my favorite things to do in Korea is hike. No matter where you live, you’re never more than a few subway stops from excellent hiking trails. Last Wednesday I finally made my way to the trail that leads…

13 Unbelievable Photo Spheres

Morning all. Fancy seeing 12 more images like this…with a 360′ perspective? I just happened to stumble across this amazing blog the other day, so I thought I’d share it with you. Click below to be blown away by the magnificence…

Dynamic Busan

Dynamic Busan, or so the tourist board named it, is Korea’s 3rd city after Seoul and Incheon, and is a favorite hangout for Koreans and expats alike. With miles of beautiful coastline and golden sandy beaches, and dozens of bars…

Impromptu Snow Hike, Daegu

It’s no secret I love hiking, and now we’re living back in Korea, where hiking is basically a national obsession, I couldn’t be in a better place. At 7a.m. this morning, while escorting Leslie to a taxi for the first…

Down Time in Costa Rica

A couple of weeks back Leslie and I spent a lovely relaxing week at the beach resort of Papagaya, Costa Rica. We met there after Leslie‘s week long journalism assignment in Guatemala, and it was the perfect place for her…

Yosemite in B & W

Sometimes there is little need for words, and it’s better just to let a few images stoke the fires of adventure or reignite beautiful burning memories. Over to you, Yosemite. All images by The Nomad at © Steven Moore Photography…

India: Street Life Part III

It’s the sheer variety of sights and sounds that make the streets of India so unique. In plenty of other places across Asia and the world the streets are alive with people and activity, but India tops the lot through…

India: Street Life Part II

This is Part II of ‘India Street Life’ The one thing these pictures can’t illustrate is the overall sensory experience that comes from taking a walk on these effervescent streets. It’s a combination of all the smells; delectable food cooking…

India: Street Life Part I

The best way to see India is by walking the streets. It’s where everything happens; Trade; Socializing; Eating; Play; Rest! Walk any city street in India and the chances are high you’ll see a slice of everything. Yes, they’re filthy….

The Ghosts of the Killing Fields

When history unfolds and reveals itself so painfully and poignantly, as it did for me when I saw a tiny faded fragment of a child’s dress protruding from a shallow grave in which lay hundreds more innocent victims, then it…

In The Shadows Of Giants

Nature has the ability to make us humble and feel small, causes us to reflect on how fragile and short our lives can be. On our recent trip to Yosemite and Sequoia National Parks in California, never was this so…

Classic California via Instagram: Part I

Here in northern California the scenery is so, well…so natural. That means it’s difficult to take bad photos, even on my iPod. So here is a collection of images that to me, seen through my English eyes, typify what is…

On The Steep Steps Of Enlightenment?

Our main reason for coming west to Java from Bali was my long standing wish to visit Borobudur, Buddhism’s largest temple. My fascination with the world’s religious structures is in stark contrast and at surprising odds with my atheism, and…

Postcard Competition

A couple of days ago Leslie and I visited spectacular Borobudur, Yogyakarta, the world’s largest Buddhist temple. A blog post will follow shortly, but in the mean time, how about a quick and easy competition? How to win? All you…

Re-Launching The Kim

While I’m over here in Darwin, visiting my brother and waiting for Leslie to escape California and join me, I’ve been doing a variety of cash-in-hand jobs: a) to boost the travel funds, and b) I actually miss working and getting…

Oh India, What Are You Like?

Wow!! That was an exhausting 6 weeks in India. During our time in Thailand, Leslie and I spent many hours over beers at Mr. Poong’s Bar discussing our next adventure. We deliberated long and hard between Burma and India, and…

Capture The Colour 2013 Competition Entry

Hi guys. After much deliberation I’ve finally selected my five images for this year’s ‘Capture The Colour 2013’ Photo competition staged by Travel Supermarket. I was kindly nominated by the inspirational Terri and James of Gallivance world fame…thanks again, guys…and in turn…

Varanasi: Images and Adjectives

Varanasi, despite its status as India’s holiest city, shares one other less desirable distinction, at least in my opinion; it is almost certainly its filthiest, which in the world’s filthiest country is quite an accolade.  Nevertheless, it remains a city…

Photo Competition Heads Up

Hi guys, just a quick post before I leave Darjeeling on an 18 hour journey to Varanasi. I’m a very amateur photographer. In fact, I’m not even a photographer at all…but I do love to take photos…a lot. The lovely…

Kolkata: City of Color Part II

Our arrival in Kolkata didn’t go well. The flight from Bangkok arrived after midnight, and a big Indian city is not the best place to start searching for a hotel in the wee hours. So we pre-booked our first night,…

Kolkata: City of Color Part I

As our amazing 4 month stay on Koh Yao Noi came to an end, it was with an equal mix of sadness and excitement that Leslie and I headed off for our flight to Kolkata. Thailand was the perfect place to…

India Is Her Name

In honor of my more than exciting upcoming return to India, I want to share with you a poem (very amateur) I wrote many years ago, along with a few images. Okay, so I’m no Keats, but perhaps it demonstrates…

Khmer, There’s More

For a wannabe Indiana Jones like myself, to escape the hordes of Angkor Wat and get lost among some of the other magnificent ruins in the Archaeological Park is what makes the area so special. In my previous post about…

Angkor Wat, Sublime Wonder

Few places in the world fire the adventurous spirit like Angkor Wat. And have no doubt, it more than deserves its billing as one of the finest man-made structures on the planet. But it rarely makes any man-made wonders of…

Miyajima Mystique

After immersing ourselves in the bleak and painful history of Hiroshima it was definitely time to lighten the mood. So by way of tram, train, ferry and foot we trundled our way over to the island of Miyajima. Though just…