Tibet by Motorcycle – Lhasa’s Old Tibetan Quarter

Tibet by Motorcycle... This was a journey that was the culmination of many years of wondering... What is this mystical region on the roof of the world really like? And while there are manifold ways to prepare for such a journey. For me there were … [Read more...]

Travelling on the Tibetan Plateau – Getting to Sertar

Getting to Sertar was probably the toughest journey I have ever made in China. 14 hours of grueling driving with virtually no amenities along the way. The journey was particularly bad because it was done at the peak of the highway re-construction … [Read more...]

An Evening in North Korea – The Pyongyang Restaurant

An Evening in North Korea... Mixed feelings probably best describes my reaction to the offer of an evening in North Korea. I was in the scenic and historic Chinese city of Hangzhou on a business trip and had accepted an offer of dinner. When I … [Read more...]

Buying a Vespa in Bali – Not Quite What it Seems!

Buying a Vespa in Bali was something I always promised myself I would do one day. So a couple of years ago, after we had built our house here, I decided to make good on that promise... Vespas were the standard village transport prior to the … [Read more...]

Travelling on the Tibetan Plateau – Tibetan Sky Burial

Tibetan Sky Burial... My Chinese friend Jun Quan and I had traveled through the Amdo area of the Tibetan Plateau. Arriving in the north-east of Sichuan Province on the border with Gansu Province at the town of Langmusi. We wanted to visit the two … [Read more...]

Photographing Borobudur in Central Java

Borobudur is simply one of the most spectacular cultural monuments in Indonesia. But it is also one of the country's most visited tourist attractions, so it can be quite challenging to photograph without having dozens of people in the frame. But … [Read more...]