Market life in Lhasa, Tibet

Lhasa is the capital city of Tibet – the country which the 14th Dalai Lama had to flee from back in 1959.

Rows of souvenir shops in Lhasa

Rows of souvenir shops in Lhasa

During my 2008 visit of Tibet, I often wondered how the country would look if it was untouched by China. Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: On Top (Nepal)

Nepali rides on top of the local bus

Nepali rides on top of the local bus

When I travel I like to try to immerse myself and be part of the local customs. While visiting in Nepal, I noticed the locals not only ride inside the bus, they are on the roof with cargo and animals. It was Diwali and everyone was heading home, so all the buses were extra full.

Yes, it is not safe and definitely exceed the occupancy allowance. However it looked like fun. Continue reading