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 hand,...
Travel Shot: Djemaa El-Fna in Marrakesh, Morocco

Travel Shot: Djemaa El-Fna in Marrakesh, Morocco

This is the ‘catching a bottle of pop with a fishing rod’ game. The tall guy in the shorts to the left of the photo is a pro – he gets a bottle every time and is there to demonstrate that the task in hand is easy. The other people are punters and during the 15...

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