Asia Pacific (79)

Himalayas: Facts & Photos *Video*

Thursday, May 3rd, 2012

Here’s the thing… I’m *really proud* of some of my Himalayans photos – so I wanted to share them with you! And to go along with this photo essay are also some Himalaya factoids, another favorite of mine. Enjoy!

Factoids

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Nepali Trek Talk *Video*

Sunday, April 22nd, 2012

During the last several weeks, I took a short vacation and trekked to Nepal’s Annapurna Base Camp (ABC). ABC is a 6-8 days walk in from the nearest road and 3 days beyond a donkey ride. So, really you’re in …

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MESSAGE: Thailand – Phuket

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

Phuket is the biggest island in Thailand — approximately the size of Singapore. It’s surrounded by the Andaman Sea and lies on major sea-faring trading routes. The island used to be known for tin and rubber industry, but now Phuket …

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MESSAGE: Burma *Videos*

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

In a world where people are increasing demanding payments for photographs, it was refreshing to have people in Burma actually ask to have their photos taken. Throughout my week in Burma, I happily posed for pics with villagers, as well …

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Burma’s Politics in Brief

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

Burma is a country that has captured our imaginations for years. Previously known as the “Land of Gold,” in the early 19th century the country had abundant riches, with golden Buddhas, precious stones such as rubies and sapphires, and forests …

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MESSAGE : Chiang Mai *Video*

Monday, March 12th, 2012

Thailand has two calendars – a solar version and a lunar version. The legal one is the solar calendar adopted in 1888 by King Rama V. The Thai calendar counts years in the Buddhist Era (B.E.), which is 543 years …

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Northern Thai Hill Tribes

Monday, March 5th, 2012

Northern Thailand is home to 7 “hill tribes” – communities that have migrated from China, Tibet and Burma over the last several centuries. The seven tribes comprise people from the Karen (including Padaung), Hmong, Yao, Lisu, Lahu, Lawa, and Akha …

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MESSAGE: Bangkok *Videos*

Saturday, March 3rd, 2012

Welcome to Bangkok: Home to world-famous Buddhas, faux Burberry and Lady Boys!

But Thais also have a serious side, especially when it comes to their royalty. Support for royalty in Thailand is very high. Twice a day everyone stops in …

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Bridge over the River Kwai *Video*

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

On this, my third trip to Thailand, I became a little obsessed with visiting the River Kwai. Which is kind of strange, since I didn’t really know much about it before striking out. Luckily, during our 3 days in the …

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MESSAGE: India, Kerala *Video*

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

Kerala is a state in India’s southwest. The name “Kerala” means either “coconut” or “place of large mountain,” named after Anamudi, the highest peak in South India. I like the coconut version better…

According to one survey, 5 out of …

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