Man selling cold lemon water in India

Published in: India | December 26th, 2018
Man selling cold water in India

Man selling cold water and lemon soda in India It’s one of those everyday sights in India. A man pushing a large cart filled with clanking glass bottles of cloudy liquid. One wonders at first if this is alcohol or even perhaps a “tonic” of some kind. Some of these carts have English hand painted… Continue reading more »

Convent of Christ, Tomar Portugal

Published in: Photography, Portugal | December 24th, 2018
Convent of Christ, Tomar, Portugal

Portugal’s hidden past revealed in Tomar I started my overland journey in the west of Portugal and finished on the east of China. In between these end-of-lands is a lot of history. Throughout which many stories link up. Long-term readers may well know of these. Tomar is a legendary place on many accounts. It was… Continue reading more »

Gold Coast View in Ghana

Published in: Photography | December 23rd, 2018
Gold Coast, Ghana, Africa

The Gold Coast in Ghana, Africa In 1471 the Portuguese first arrived along the south of Ghana. They several small kingdoms which had vast supplies of gold. These Kingdoms generated a lot of wealth by enslaving people taken during war and selling them to traders bound for North Africa and the Middle East. The Portuguese… Continue reading more »

Artistic clock in Sighisoara, Transylvania, Romania

Published in: Romania | December 23rd, 2018
Clock tower in Sighisoara Romania

Photograph of an artistic clock in Sighisoara, Transylvania, Romania While Romania is known for it’s breathtaking landscapes, mountains and forests one under looked appreciation has to be for its medieval architecture and culture. This is often overshadowed by the countries historic ruler Vlad Tepes, or Vlad the Impaler. Son of the ruler of an area… Continue reading more »

Shrine at Norbulingka Park in Lhasa, Tibet

Published in: Photography, Tibet | December 22nd, 2018
Buddhist pond shrine in Norbulinka, Lhasa

A Buddhist shrine in the middle of palace pond in Lhasa Tibet Norbulingka was the summer residence of the Dali Lama’s in Tibet from the 1780s to the Dali Lamas exile in 1959. It’s located close the main Potala Palace in Lhasa. The palace actually existed in different forms in the preceding centuries. What’s lesser… Continue reading more »

Street Art in Kathmandu

Published in: Nepal | December 3rd, 2018
Lakhey and Space invader house mural

The street art scene in Kathmandu is starting to emerge Nepal is known for it’s beautiful mountains, mysterious temples and fantastic wildlife. New treks emerge and Nepal’s animal conservation is among the world’s best. Nepal’s Malla period is renown for creating a huge artistic boom in Nepal. Then there was a lull. Boring concrete buildings… Continue reading more »

Discover the unique Koti Mahadev temple in Kathmandu

Published in: Nepal | November 20th, 2018
Woman sitting on Koti Mahadev Temple

Koti Mahadev Mandir is easy to find, but often overlooked! Although it may look like a standard two roofed Newari pagoda temple, Koti Mahadev is worthy of a closer look as it holds a secret in plain sight many overlook. One clue is that the word “Koti” in Nepali means thousands upon thousands. It’s a… Continue reading more »