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Hello and welcome!!

I am a wanderer that grew up in a suburb of Nashville, and have been exploring the world ever since I left home to go to college. I currently live with my husband, Nik Daum, in San Francisco where our apartment is nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the two largest parks in the city. I am also an architect, a sewer/quilter/knitter, a bike rider, and a nostalgic journaler.

For some reason, I think it is important to document daily life. It started with traditional journal entries and film photography in college, and eventually grew into digital photography and this blog when I moved to Thailand with Nik in 2008. Now this website has connected me to a network of curious people around the globe and has become a resource for everyone. It is a precious piece of my life, and I hope you do enjoy it.

Thanks for stopping by, and please com back soon!!!

PS. If the blog and city guides aren’t enough for you, check out 366 Objects. It is a project I started in 2012 where I photograph and tell the stories of physical objects in my home. The goal is to recognize the significance of everything around me.

11 Comments

jamie sin:

hi, i was bored so i typed my name in search and chanced upon ur webbie. Beautiful!

fobulous:

Nice website! :) I want to see more good blogs about Shanghai.

Came across the posts / write-ups on Leh on http://www.nikdaum.com and then reached http://www.jamiesinz.com after that. I’ve really liked what I’ve seen so far and will continue to explore your websites. I think you both are doing a great job of sharing your world experiences with the rest of us. Keep up the good work.

Tejas.

Al:

I hope to travel like you someday, . . . you might know already. . .but some people don’t even know of these different places in our world that you may find at lease somewhat recognizable on a map maybe?. . . there’s so much beauty that I seen through your photographs, the people, the land. . . all so serene, humble, and foreign , compared to this industrial business entertainment show we got going here in America. . . It’s nice to know these places exists. Well, good luck on your journey Jamie! Hope to experience traveling as soon as possible:]

Madlen:

Hi from Prague …

wonderfull Pics and Web … GREAT.
Wenn exactly did you visit Leh und Ladakh?

Thanx for your answer

Madlen

Jenn Grainger:

Hi Jamie, I googled cooking class in jodhpur , Jaipur as Im going to india Late Nov. for thee weeks traveling with my daughter. I thought a cooking class would add to the experience as we travelled. Georgia also has a blog. of her time in India. She is studying fashion in Delhi and is in Pushka this weekend. She hasn’t updated it for a while. georgiagrainger.tumblr.com Thank you for your posting and I will contact your cooking teacher and see if we can book ahead. Enjoy life and cheers from Australia. Jenn

Jamie:

I replied to Madlen via email, but thought I would reply on here as well. Nik and I went to Leh in September of 2008 just after they closed the roads into the city. This meant that many of the shops and restaurants had just closed their doors for the winter, or were preparing to within a week or two. For us, it was the perfect time because it wasn’t crowded.

Rifaldi:

Hi Jamie,

Wow… amazing.. you have already went to many places in the world.

What is your occupation? ha ha.. (sorry if you don’t like my question)

How to get money? Can you share it to me?? Because I also want have experience like you & your husband.. Thank you…

Jamie:

Hi Rifaldi,
Thank you for the compliments, and we have been extremely fortunate to see so many places in the world. We have both worked really hard, and travel is one of our highest priorities. I don’t think that my occupation has anything to do with it. I have simply taken advantages of opportunities that have come my way.
-J

Hi Jamie,

I hope you don’t mind, but I’ve used a photo you’ve published here in a project I’m building on the Indus River. I’ve given you credit and linked to your site. I needed a photo of the Indus, and yours is one of the best ones I’ve seen. Please let me know if you’d like me to take it down. (Either that, or you can help build the project by contributing photos!).

Sincerely,

– Penny, fellow wanderer

Jamie-
Fellow SF resident and architect loves your images.
Particularly glad that you and Nik are regular visitors of the Presidio and the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, some of the best places in the Bay Area, in my opinion. Kirby cove!
I love the way you capture details that tell stories about the place you visited. While looking last night at your Mexico City pictures I showed them to the woman who cleans our offices who was nearly in tears looking at pictures her home country.
If you are interested in seeing more and special places in the Presidio please contact me. I’d love to show you some of my favorite photogenic locations.
Rob


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