Click on any of the places below to see a QuickTime* slideshow set to area music or you can view just the images if you like by clicking where indicated.

* * * * * WARNING * * * * *
If you try to view the slideshows below using Microsoft's Internet Explorer (IE) you will be waiting for a painfully long time for IE to fully download the the entire file before it starts to show it. For instant viewing of the "streaming" videos look below for instructions on how to get the FREE Firefox browser for your computer. If you are using Apple's Safari or Netscape Navigator web browsers you should start streaming the slideshows almost immediately.

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A Tribute To My Friend Richard C. Manfredonia
April 17, 1949 - August 19, 2009

Click Here to read tribute to his life & our friendship


Click here to see a few photos

Japan 2009
Text Blog   or   photos

Mexican Road Adventure 2008
Text Travel Log of entire trip

Photos-Road Trip (excluding Oaxaca) • Photos-Oaxaca & surrounding area

Angkor Wat, Cambodia
Slide Show to music (8 min. 14 sec.)
or images only

Buenos Aires, Argentina
Slide Show to music (7 min. 8 sec.) or images only

The Ferrari Challenge
Infineon Raceway, Sears Point
Sonoma, CA Sat. 5/3/08

(To be uploaded soon)

Guatemala, Central America
Slide Show to music (14 min. 38 sec.) or images only

Honduras, Central America
Slide Show to music (23 min.) or images only
Our supurb guide (fluent in English) for the Lenca Trail this trip
was Max Elvir and he can be reached at lenca@hondutel.hn

Japan
(Osaka, Tokyo, Kawasaki, Kamakura & Nara)
Slide Show to music (18 min.) or images only

Koyasan on Mt. Koya, Japan
Slide Show to music (12 min. 30 sec.) or images only

Louisiana Bayous & Cajun Country
Slide Show to music (9 min. 2 sec.) or images only

Montevideo, Uruguay
Slide Show to music (5 min. 45 sec.) or images only

New Orleans, Louisiana
Slide Show to music (14 min. 50 sec.)
or images only

Panama, Central America
Slide Show to music (8 min. 38 sec.) or images only

Peru
Slide Show to music (12 min. 54 sec.) or images only

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Slide Show to music (7 min. 2 sec.) or images only

Santiago, Chile
Slide Show to music (9 min. 8 sec.) or images only

Thailand & Myanmar Republic
Slide Show to music (13 min. 40 sec.) or images only

Vietnam
(some of the photos of Vietnam shown here have appeared in an exhibit at the Green Rice Gallery in San Jose , CA and have been published in a book title, "Insistence on Hope" from VNA's Publishing House)
Slide Show to music (10 min. 10 sec.) or images only

In the upcoming months views of the following places will be posted to this site:

Portland, Oregon - Seattle, Washington, New England Region - Vancouver & British Columbia - Toronto, Canada - Montreal, Canada - Quebec City, Canada - San Francisco, CA - Point Reyes National Seashore, Marin County, CA - Paris, France - Los Cabos, Mexico - Taipai, Taiwan - Napa Valley & Wine Country, CA, Seoul, S. Korea and more

* If you need quicktime (to view slide shows) it can be downloaded (FREE) from...
http://www.apple.com/quicktime/download/
(for Windows, Apple or other machines)
These slideshows are "streaming videos" meaning they do not have to be fully downloaded to view.

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you are using Internet Explorer, you may need to download an Active-X script from Microsoft.com to view in streaming mode (rather than downloading these sizable files) as Explorer no longer supports Navigator type 'plug-ins' with their browser. The easier way is to go to the website http://getfirefox.com and download the best free (and safest) web browser to use on any computer, Mac or PC. If is free and supports streaming video once you have QuickTime installed.