Traveling is a rich source of inspiration for me. Whether finding refuge in nearby nature or going to faraway lands, it opens my mind and revives my spirit.
Walking through Cartagena, Colombia, one can not but fall in love with the sculptures of Edgardo Carmon. A Cartagena native, Carmon is a mechanical engineer with… Read More »The sculptures of Edgardo Carmon, Cartagena, Colombia
Cartagena, Colombia has a long and complex history. It has seen many ups and downs throughout the centuries, but today the old part of the… Read More »The Door Knockers of Cartagena, Colombia
On the second day of our family trip to Japan, we toured Matsumoto. We spent a fun day exploring the famous castle and the nearby… Read More »Doll-maker Aya Furuta and a Missed Craft Show in Matsumoto, Japan
Many tourists visit Matsumoto for its beautifully-preserved sixteenth-century castle. Only a few stop by the small Matsumoto City Museum right across the courtyard. Although somewhat… Read More »Matsumoto City Museum and Traditional Japanese Crafts
Last December, my family stopped over in Cambodia to see Angknor Wat. Discovering Artisans Angkor and learning about traditional Khmer crafts was an unexpected bonus.… Read More »Khmer Ikat and the Institute for Khmer Traditional Textiles