A Photo Essay

“A portrait is not made in the camera but on either side of it.” – Edward Steichen

Nepal is one of my top destinations with incredible historic sites, stunning landscapes and wonderful people.

The “Children of Nepal” is a photo essay inspired from my trip to Nepal. The images are from Kathmandu, Annapurna Mountains and Chitwan.

Everywhere in Nepal the children were very happy to have their photos taken and see themselves on the LCD screen of the camera. Despite the hardships of life in Nepal and the poor areas I came across, the children never asked for anything, but gifts in toys or school requisites were welcomed.

Why We Travel

The Excitement

The most thrilling experiences are when you first arrive in a new country, especially if the country is so different from yours. Pico Iyer would call it “The Shock of Arrival”. For me was “Rush Hour in Kathmandu”.

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” – Lao Tzu

Lhasa to Everest Base Camp

In 2010 I took an amazing trip by air from Kathmandu to Lhasa, and overland from Lhasa to Everest Base Camp – via Gyantse, Shigatse, Sakya, Rongbuk – and back to Kathmandu via Zhangmu.

This is a continuation of my previous post “Tibet: Om Mani Padme Hum“.

There are actually two Everest Base Camps on the opposite sides of Mount Everest: the South Base Camp in Nepal and the North Base Camp in Tibet.

Follow the journey to the North Base Camp in 21 photos.

Or When the Alien Is a Human

“There will always be a reason why you meet people. Either you need them to change your life or you’re the one that will change theirs.” – Madeline Sheehan

Borrowing the title from ufology, “Close Encounters of the Fifth Kind” involves direct communication between aliens and humans.

And here are the stories of the “aliens” I met during my trips, strange encounters with wandering souls.

Best of Kanchanaburi Tiger Temple

A visit to the Tiger Temple in the Kanchanaburi province of Thailand is a surrealistic experience and controversial. Getting close up and personal with a tiger is once in a life time adventure.

History

The Tiger Temple was founded in 1994 as a forest temple and sanctuary for wild animals including tigers.

In 1999 the temple received the first tiger cub, one that had been found by villagers; it died soon after. Later, several tiger cubs were given to the temple. As of July 2014, the total number of tigers living at the temple has risen to 135. (Wikipedia)

Divana Massage & Spa

“I had a second birth when my soul and my body loved one another and were married.” – Kahlil Gibran

An Oasis of Calm in Central Bangkok

8 million people, 4 million vehicles. Welcome to life in metropolis, Bangkok!

Where can you find a peaceful place in the middle of the tumult, a place where you can relax and forget your worries?