The Philippines is definitely one of those countries where ‘Golden Hour’* comes into play. The light between 4.30 – 5.30pm was just beautiful!
*Just to be confusing ‘Golden Hour’ is actually closer to two hours each day. Generally it is considered to be the first hour after dawn and the last hour before sunset (this means getting up early, something I still struggle with as a photographer!). At these times, when the sun is near the horizon, the light we see travels almost parallel to the land.
I’m making Revenants Abroad free for the long holiday weekend on Amazon! If you’ve put off buying it, now’s your chance to get it. The free promotion is scheduled to run Friday, May 22-Monday, May 25. Amazon warns there may be a slight time delay as to when it begins or ends, but there should be enough of a window in there that’s not in question. I do hope you’ll take advantage of the offer, and get to know the gang. Of course, if you have kindleunlimited, you can read it any time.
I’m making slow progress, but still progress, on the sequel. Thanks to everyone for their patience and understanding. When you’re working a day job with a long commute it’s not always possible to crank out thousands of words a day. Believe me, no one is more frustrated about that than I am. I’ve got four days off…
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Back from Rome after a 3-day weekend the questions I get from everyone are the obvious: how was it? Did you like it? The short do-not-ask-me-too-much answer is:
– Good! I liked it. Thank you.
Well… I wandered the streets from Via Candia to the Coliseum and crossed the Tiber several times. Got my Roma-Pass and visited most of the must-visit spots. Plenty of interesting places and impressive ancient architecture. The city is full of history, roman ruins, art, churches, museums, castles, fountains, shops and… TOURISTS!
Constantly ambushed by merciless street vendors, there were roman-army-like masses of tourists advancing and taking by assault every street of Rome, armed with last-generation mobile phones and restlessly shooting selfies everywhere. It was insane.
The visit to the Vatican was hands down the activity I enjoyed the most, but the corridors of the Vatican museum reminded me of Tokyo’s busiest station at rush hour:…
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