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Author: Jesse

When in Rome…

Back in 2013 I started out on a European roadtrip with my parents in Rome. Later in France, one of our friends described it as a “village” in comparison to Paris. I think that’s part of it’s appeal. I can’t wait to come back some day and wander the narrow alleys while taking espresso shots and admiring all of the ancient architecture. Here are some snaps from my weekend in Rome, all taken with a Canon 6D and 24-105L.

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A Few Days in Paris

Exactly one year ago, I took a roadtrip through Europe with my parents. Towards the end, we spent several days in Paris. It struck me as a very grand, hip, diverse, energetic, beautiful, and cultured city. Here are some visual impressions I took away from it.

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Meizhou: Capitol of Hot Springs and Hakka Culture

MEIZHOU is often overlooked in the treasure trove of travel options in Guangdong Province. But the city is just as rewarding as other more popular locations such as Chaozhou, Qingyuan, and Shaoguan. Whether for the Hakka culture, hot springs, or simply to explore new places, Meizhou is a worthwhile destination. Perhaps the most important thing about Meizhou is the Hakka culture and history that permeates the city. Hakka people originally came from northern China and migrated south to avoid social unrest and upheavals from war and famine, beginning during the Jin Dynasty (265-420). Meizhou has since become the unofficial...

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