The Thar Desert in Rajasthan, India
Bagan, Myanmar (fka Burma) the ancient Center of the Buddhist World
K2 Base Camp at the Pakistan, India, China borders (19,000 feet)
Signs like these that warn “Caution – Camel Crossing” remind me just how far away from home I can wander.
At the annual Hono No Seiten Festival in Nagoya, Japan, dozens of young men poised with tezutsu hanabi ignite their homemade bamboo pyrotechnics while pointing them upright.
Voodoo Chief Guendon in Togo, Africa
Children in Contonu, Benin just before I bought them ice cream for letting me take this picture!
Elevated wooden crypts hold the bones of ancestors of the Dyak people of Kaimantan, Tenga, Borneo.
Portrait of an opium smoker in the Golden City of Jaisalmer, India.
A Mayan supplicant worships at the Annual Festival of the Black Jesus on the Isla de Flores (“Island of Flowers”), Guatemala.
Rozi Ali, my cook and friend for three months at K2 Base Camp.
Children being children in Bagan, Myanmar (fka Burma).
Performing the Wudhu, the ritual cleansing before prayer, at the Jama Masjid in Delhi, India.
A stroll along Roman columns in historic Amman, Jordan.
In Petra, Jordan, the most elaborate ruin, Al Khazneh (known as “the Treasury”), hewn from a sandstone cliff was made famous by Indiana Jones.
In Tiananmen Square, a huge city square in the center of Beijing, China, tourists buy souvenir flags as a remembrance.
The ruins of the Roman Temple to Jupiter in the old sector of Damascus glows with the energy of the night market.
The north Indian city of Varanasi (fka Benares) is regarded as sacred by Hindus, Buddhists and Jains and situated in the fertile Ganga valley and on the banks of the Ganges.
The Art of Arabian Horsemanship is being taught at a private school on the outskirts of Amman, Jordan.
At camp named “Urdukas,” which translated literally from Balti means “cracked rocks” was a moon scape path toward K2 Base Camp at 19,000 feet.
The portrait of a Beduin boy in the Syrian desert outside of Palmyra.
In Papua New Guinea, one-half of all of the languages spoken on earth are found on an island a little larger than Kansas.
The Great Buddha of Kamakura is a monumental outdoor bronze statue located at the Kōtoku-in Temple in Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan and was the inspiration of “The Great Buddha,” a famous poem by Rudyard Kipling.
Young monks pray each morning at Dharamsala, India, home of the government in exile of His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama.