A Tease for the New Year

I’ve been posting lots of great images from South Asia lately but the library’s huge and in the coming weeks and months I’ll be posting images from many other countries and continents – South America, Central America (North America) and … Continued

Buddha’s Golden Rock

In Southern Burma, a gilded rock hangs precariously on the edge of a mountaintop, suspended by a single hair of the Buddha. The sun shimmers on its glowing face while pilgrims meditate and paste gold leaf at its foot. According … Continued

The Road to Bangladeshi Tea Country

Tea in south Asia is serious business. Everyone know’s India’s Darjeeling teas, but Srimangal? Across the border in north eastern Bangladesh, Srimangal is a dusty town surrounded by rolling fields and tea plantations that produce some of the worlds most delicious … Continued

Love to Travel? Time to Meet Plan Go!

  Tired of dreaming about travel? Ready (or almost ready) to explore the world? Maybe it’s time to change things up? Stop by tomorrow night and let’s talk travel at the Meet Plan Go Event at NYC’s Hostel International! I’ll be … Continued

Smoldering for Now, Indonesia’s Rinjani Volcano

Smoldering volcanos stretch across Indonesia’s sprawling expanse, an oceanic nation filled with more than 17,500 islands, of which around 6,000 are inhabited. Travelers through the country often find refuge at its idyllic beaches on the islands of Bali or Sumatra … Continued

Angkor Wat

Surrounded by dusty jungles and situated within a former bastion of Khmer Rouge rebels, the temples of Angkor inspire millions of tourists each year with their amazing architecture and mystical symbolism. Built between the 9th and 15th centuries by the … Continued

Another Brick in the Bangladeshi Wall: Part 2

An estimated 15 billion bricks are produced in Bangladesh each year by an industry that employs nearly 2,000,000 workers during the peak season and 800,000 during the off-season. At the nearly 1,200 brick kilns surrounding Dhaka, workers often live in … Continued

Another Brick in the Bangladeshi Wall: Part 1

Scattered around Dhaka, Bangladesh’s chaotic capital, brick factories cut and bake the foundation of the countries breakneck building boom. Despite recent initiatives to improve efficiency and reduce green house gasses, Bangladesh’s brick making produces 6-million tons of CO2 annually, according … Continued

Roots of Hope

Hope often finds itself in the most dire of places and Dhaka’s School of Hope takes no exception. Planted in a slum in the city’s northern edge and surrounded by mosquito-filled marshes and grinding poverty, the School of Hope nourishes … Continued