“I can’t stop thinking about Bhutan. My whole experience made it so memorable, although I can’t quite point out anything in particular,” he said.
Read more about his photography adventures in the current issue of Travelife Magazine. And here are some of David's thoughts on travel.
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WHAT TOOK YOU OUT OF YOUR TRAVEL COMFORT ZONE RECENTLY?
Being the last one up in a group of seniors to The Tiger’s Nest Monastery in Bhutan. It’s a two-hour, 2,000-feet hike up in thin air, and I did this hike in three. At the temple, I knelt and could not get up. So like a dog, I had to roll over to stand up.
TRAVELING WITH AN ITINERARY OR WITHOUT?
Definitely with an itinerary, but with plenty of free time to explore the place on foot.
MOST INTERESTING ENCOUNTER WITH A LOCAL?
Once an old lady screamed at me in a crowded area in downtown Buenos Aires. All eyes were on me. I wanted to walk away quickly but I decided to confront her instead. It turned out she was just warning me of snatchers and advising me to place my camera strap around my neck.
Navigate with a map, preferably a digital map with GPS tracking.
WHERE WOULD YOU LIKE TO WIN A TRIP TO?
Antarctica on an icebreaker ship because it is pricey and hard to come by.
I WOULD RISK LIFE AND LIMB TO SEE…Nothing is worth risking life and limb for, not even Mt. Everest. I wonder if there are helicopter rides to the top?
WHAT’S YOUR LATEST, COOLEST TRAVEL DISCOVERY?
Iceland and the Midnight Sun.
DESCRIBE HOW YOUR FAVORITE FOREIGN CITIES SMELL.
It depends on the season. In summer, it’s lavender in Provence or jasmine in Tuscany – or the canals in Venice. Springtime, it’s cherry blossoms whether in Japan or in Washington, DC.