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...]

Pampang Dayak Village in Kalimantan

The Dayaks of Borneo are the original, non-Muslim, indigenous people of this huge island  – the third largest in the world. Traditionally they lived in the dense rainforest areas along the upper reaches of the big rivers of Borneo, in small … [Read more...]

Hanuabada Stilt Village in Port Moresby

Hanuabada Stilt Village... Stilt houses, or pile dwellings as they are sometimes called, used to be very common in PNG's capital Port Moresby. But times have changed and today there are only two stilt villages left - Hanuabada on the north-west … [Read more...]

Travelling on the Tibetan Plateau – The Waqie Pagodas

The Waqie Pagodas... The Ruoergai Grasslands in the northwest of Sichuan Province was where we were headed. But it's a two-day drive from our starting point in Chengdu and our journey took us high up on to the Tibetan Plateau through the area … [Read more...]

Dong Chong Xia Cao – Chinese Winter Insect, Summer Herb

Winter Insect Summer Herb... In May 2015 I traveled with my good Chinese friend Jun Quan from Chengdu, the capital city of Sichuan, up to the north-west of the province to Sertar in the Daxue mountains and the incredible Larung Gar Buddhist … [Read more...]

Tibetan Plateau – Mandalas at Xinkangmao

Monks and Mandalas... The monk must have been watching, as we made our way up the track to the remote Tibetan monastery at Xinkangmao. Because as we approached the main compound the door opened and he beckoned me inside. It was one of those … [Read more...]