Bhutan is an enchanting Himalayan Buddhist kingdom. The fabled Tiger’s Nest is the jewel of the nation, beckoning both intrepid hikers and photographers alike.
Golden Rock, known locally as Kyaiktiyo Pagoda, is located in the Mon State of Myanmar, about a 130-mile drive from Yangon. One of the most sacred sites in Burma, this is where candle-lit vigils, prayers, travelers, tourists and photographers amalgamate to create an interesting outing.
I have visited several sections of the wall and each has unique features. There are two main ways to visit the Great Wall: by going to the restored sections of the Wall, which are overrun by tourists, or by seeking out the non-restored sections that have far fewer tourists.
The Philippines' spectacular Banaue rice terraces are over 2000 years old, and home to the Ifugao former headhunters. The perfect place for an exhilarating and exhausting adventure.
Jaisalmer is a far-flung desert outpost often called the “Golden City” due to the glow of its buildings made of local sandstone. Founded by Rawal Jaisalin 1156 AD, Jaisalmer’s remote location kept it almost untouched by outside influences, even during the days of the Raj.
Borobudur is the most vital monument in all of Indonesia and the largest Buddhist temple anywhere on the planet. Having a private breakfast with an unobstructed view of this wonder is relaxing compliment to an early visit to the monument.
Just as the sun was starting to make its presence felt, we slowly floated upwards in our 8 passenger balloon. It was surprisingly quiet and serene. I quickly began to see Bagan in a way that I had missed on my many previous visits and the scenery was stunning.