Beautiful market roof in Iran

Monday, December 22nd, 2014
Interior Market Dome in Iran

Interior of an elaborate domed market roof in Iran Iran has some of the most stunning architecture I’ve come across in my travels. From ancient historic buildings to historic buildings still in use today. Facts about architecture in Iran: Iranian / Persian architecture dates back to 5000 BC Instances of Iranian architecture can be found from Turkey to China and all the way to Zanzibar… Continue reading more »

Traditional Tibetan New Year Dancers

Monday, February 18th, 2013
Tibetan dancers

Traditional Tibetan New Year Dancers Tibetan New Year is also known as Losar. The date coincides with Chinese New Year but the traditions are quite different. While Tibetan specific celebrations are often restricted across Tibet, in Nepal they continue on every year in full costume. Facts about Tibetan New Year: Tibetan New Year is known… Continue reading more »

Nepalese Honeycomb & the Honeycomb Sellers

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012
A handful of Nepalese Honeycomb

Honeycomb from Nepal If you’ve been reading here a while you’ll know I really like honey. Upon discovering Banana honey in The Philippines I’ve been looking out for other types of great honey. Nepal is no exception when it comes to great honey but there’s more to honey in Nepal than meets the eye. A… Continue reading more »

Yak staring at the Himalayan mountains

Thursday, August 23rd, 2012
Dzo - Yak looking at mountain

Photograph of a yak staring at the Himalayan mountain range There’s something I really like about animals that are staring off at some object. It makes me wonder if they are thinking about something, or just staring. This picture of a Yak staring at a mountain from my Everest Base Camp trek is one such example.… Continue reading more »

Photographs of Boudhanath stupa at night during Buddha’s birthday

Monday, August 6th, 2012
Boudhanath stupa at night

Travel Tip: The following is my personal account of visiting Boudhanath, do enjoy it! However if you are looking for information on how to get there, maps, entrance fees, highlights and much more do check out my full Boudhanath Stupa travel guide. Buddha’s Birthday celebrations at Boudhanath Nepal (Buddha Purnima) Buddha was born in Lumbini Nepal circa 563… Continue reading more »

Green eyed girl from Nepal

Thursday, August 2nd, 2012
Green eyed Nepalese Girl

Photograph of a green eyed girl from Nepal Green eyes are somewhat rare in most of the world. History and science can unravel some of this mystery and I’ll write a bit more about this below. Meanwhile this is an older photograph I took in 2007 near Kagbeni Nepal. I’ve yet to come across anyone… Continue reading more »

Sadhus of Nepal

Monday, July 2nd, 2012
Portrait of a Sadhu from Nepal

The Sadhus of Nepal are its wandering Holy men Sadhus in Hinduism are wandering holy men or monks revered for being good. Many Sadhus are also Yogis who are practitioners of meditation. They have have chosen a life away from or at least on the edges of normal society to focus on their own spiritual practice. Talking with a Sadhu is said to… Continue reading more »