Travel Shot: Tea pickers near Darjeeling in India

Travel Shot: Tea pickers near Darjeeling in India

Indian tea (a.k.a chai) – you gotta love it! It seems to us that just about everyone in India is partial to a nice cup of tea and when we visit, we are no exception. We’ve tried many varieties during our time in India – black tea, masala tea, Darjeeling...
Travel Shot | The Sunday Market in Kashgar

Travel Shot | The Sunday Market in Kashgar

Boiled sheep head anyone? Although the Chinese authorities are doing their darnedest to try and destroy Uyghur culture in Kashgar and other parts of Xinjiang, they are certainly not achieving their goal at the once-weekly Sunday Animal Market. The market is still very...
The Indian moustache … still very much in fashion

The Indian moustache … still very much in fashion

It seems sometimes that every post-puberty male in India has a moustache of some kind. One of my regular rituals, when we visit the Subcontinent, is to go the barbers and have a shave. It costs next to nothing and I love having someone else shave me. Cutthroat in...
Window Shutters in George Town, Penang | Malaysia

Window Shutters in George Town, Penang | Malaysia

A Collection of Weathered Window Shutters spotted in Penang’s vibrant George Town Someone once told me to always remember to look up when walking around a city. It’s a good bit of advice, which has stuck for as long as I can remember. The likelihood of getting a stiff...
Travel Shot: Black Dragon Pool in Lijiang, China

Travel Shot: Black Dragon Pool in Lijiang, China

Classic China! Black Dragon Pool is one of Lijiang’s (and Yunnan’s) most dramatic sites but it does get very busy with other tourists. To avoid the crowds as much as possible, late afternoon is the best time to visit, plus you have the added bonus of having the...

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