Something Fishy

General Santos City, the Philippines

March 29-30, 2014

We had to beat the crack of dawn to catch tuna. Anyway Hemingway, my family was never into deep sea fishing. We only wanted to be a welcoming committee to tuna trawlers as they returned to port. Alas, none of us a morning person, we arrived at General Santos City Fish Port Complex at 7AM, already past the thick of the action.

Welcome to General Santos City Fish Port Complex

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Life and Death and Everything in Between

Kathmandu, Nepal

February 24, 2013

Death was in the air, and in the water too, in a temple built in honor of Shiva. Plumes of smoke were rising from several funeral pyres on the paved bank of Bagmati River, choked with litter but revered as a holy river nonetheless, that sliced through Pashupatinath, the Hindu holy of holies in Kathmandu. Curious onlookers had gathered on the opposite bank to witness and document what this temple complex was famous for: the public open-air cremation.

Holy Smokes! @ Pashupatinath Temple, Kathmandu
Holy Smokes! @ Pashupatinath Temple, Kathmandu

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