Beautiful market roof in Iran

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 …

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Traditional Tibetan New Year Dancers

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 …

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Panorama photograph of Mount Everest mountain range

Panorama photograph of Mount Everest Base Camp from Kala Patthar

Panorama photograph of Mount Everest mountain range It’s one of those panorama photos that adorns many a trekking agency’s wall in Nepal. For me it was a chance to capture my winter Everest Base Camp trek that nearly never happened. (I highly recommend you view this panorama photograph of Everest base camp from my live site rather than RSS or email as it will fill …

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Chinese tank corners Tibetans beside two burning buildings during the 2008 riots in Lhasa

The riots in Lhasa, Tibet - Tank cornering Tibetans

The March 14th 2008 Riots in Lhasa, Tibet It was a defining time in my journey, and a defining moment for Tibet. On March 14th 2008, years of resentment and hatred spewed out into violent riots for freedom that saw Tibet’s capital city turn into a war zone. Facts about the riots in Tibet: The riots are also known as …

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Colorful boats from The Philippines

Colorful boats of an island in The Philippines

Colorful boats from The Philippines are also known as Bankas If you ever go to The Philippines make sure you get time for some island hopping. You’ll be treated to a ride on one of these colorful boats in The Philippines also known as “Bankas”. Facts about Bankas: Bankas come in different sizes and can …

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Chinese Traffic Police sponsored by McDonald’s

Chinese Policeman under a McDonald's umbrella directing traffic in China

Chinese Traffic Police sponsored by McDonald’s? It’s Chinese new year on Monday 23rd January 2012. And while I thought putting up a festival like photograph would be nice, I feel considering this past week this would be better. It’s been a week of upheaval around the world as we witnessed the largest global internet protest …

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Sunrise at 5,000 meters on the Annapurna mountain range

Sunrise on the Annapurna mountain range

A high altitude sunrise in Nepal I thought it rather apt that considering I am currently (hopefully) making my way back from the Everest Base Camp I would publish a photograph I took at nearly the same time back in 2008 from the Annapurna Circuit Trek. Today is also when the date on the top right hand …

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