Hiking Vietnam

Vietnam has some wildly beautiful nature, from the yellow terraces in harvesting season of the North stretching to central highland or the fascinating bustles of the Mekong Delta in the South. We did some jungle trekking and mountain hiking, which was brutally exhausting since there was not a path. The view was rewarding then however.

Vietnamese Woman at the Beach

From Wikipedia: Since the 1980s, some women from Vietnam have become victims of kidnapping, the bride-buying trade, and human trafficking and prostitution in China.,Taiwan, South Korea, and in the cases of human trafficking, prostitution and sexual slavery, Cambodia. The present-day struggle of the Vietnamese female victims of “bride-brokers” can be summarized by the larger-than-life poem …

Vietnamese Buddha

Buddhism in Vietnam as practiced by the ethnic Vietnamese is mainly of the Mahāyāna tradition. Buddhism may have first come to Vietnam as early as the 3rd or 2nd century BC from South Asia, or from China in the 1st or 2nd century AD. Vietnamese Buddhism has had a symbiotic relationship with Taoism, Chinese spirituality, …

The Port of Mandalay

This is the port of Mandalay in 2001. Mandalay is the second-largest city and the last royal capital of Burma. Located 445 miles (716 km) north of Yangon on the east bank of the Irrawaddy River, the city has a population of one million, and is the capital of Mandalay Region. Mandalay is the economic …

Rishikesh Lakshman Jhula, India

That is the bridge called Lakshman Jhula. It is said that Lakshmana crossed Ganges on jute ropes between the place where this bridge is built. Lakshman Jhula was built in 1939. There are spectacular views from the bridge.

Purana Qila Delhi India

From Wikipedia: Purana Qila (Hindi: पुराना क़िला, Urdu: پُرانا قلعہ‎, translation: Old Fort), is the oldest fort among all forts in Delhi and, the oldest known structure of any type in Delhi. It was re built by the Afghan king Sher Shah Suri, on the same site, which was perhaps the site of Indraprastha, believed …

Street children in India

Delhi 2008. It is estimated that more than 400,000 street children in India exist. Mainly because of family conflict, they come to live on the streets and take on the full responsibilities of caring for themselves, including working to provide for and protecting themselves. Though street children do sometimes band together for greater security, they …

Indian Rickshaw Driver Picture

The Rickshaw is the world’s oldest form of wheeled transportation and in India today Rickshaws are still a major method of taxi style transportation for people taking short journeys. Multitudes ride them to and from work. Business people going to appointments use them. Women travel on them for shopping and children going to and from …

Sanke Charmer India

Taken in Rishikesh, India. Snake charming is the practice of pretending to hypnotise a snake by playing an instrument called pungi. A typical performance may also include handling the snakes or performing other seemingly dangerous acts, as well as other street performance staples, like juggling and sleight of hand. The practice is most common in …

Baha’i House of Worship New Delhi

The Bahai house of worship.  Architecturally is a cross between the modern Catholic Cathedral in Liverpool and the Sydney Opera House, with a lotus leaf design surrounded by turquoise pools. The Bahai religion is based upon universal peace and elimination of prejudice, their devotees staff the place and help orient you round, offering leaflets explaining …

Challenging Food Bankok

This is 2006 in Bangkok – we tried some of this specialities. However its so long time ago I don’t remember. Thanks.

Hairdresser Rishikesh

Rishikesh is the Gateway to the Himalayas and its nice! I recommend everyone to go there – even the Beatles did in the 60ies.

The Water Buffalo

This water buffalo photo shows an asian water buffalo, found in Vietnam. I heard they produce some great water buffalo milk, water buffalo yogurt and even water buffalo mozzarella!

Travelling Young

Life was fun in my 20ies. Half a year studying at university and half a year travelling through the world. The picture was taken in 1993.

Driftwood Picture

Taken in Sumatra, Indonesia. Driftwood can be used as part of decorative furniture or other art forms, and is a popular element in the scenery of fish tanks.

Sikh Regiment

Sikh religion considers the beard to be part of the nobility and dignity of their manhood. Sikhs also refrain from cutting their hair and beards out of respect for the God-given form. Alright – let your manhood grow! British people [and the british army] are highly indebted and obliged to Sikhs for a long time. …

Indian Ferris Wheel

Indian actuation of a Ferris Wheel – and a rather human manual actuation. Near Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India.

Uncle Ho

Ho Chi Minh died on the morning of 2 September 1969, at his home in Hanoi at age 79 from heart failure. In Vietnam today, he is regarded by the Communist government with god-like status in a nationwide personality cult, even though the government has abandoned most of his economic policies since the mid-1980s. He is still …

The Death Of A Workhorse

Slaved into brittle and worked for a lifetime Shaved into rhythm to die on duty The Death of A Workhorse (obituary archives)

Back To Nowhere

Back to somewhere back to anywhere – time has no meaning. I go with you Taken in Sumatra, Indonesia.

Lotus Flower Meaning

Purple Lotus flowers to be found in Vietnam. It grows in the deep mud, far away from the sun. But, sooner or later, the Lotus reaches the light becoming the most beautiful flower. The meanings of Lotus flowers are different across the cultures of the world. The Lotus can be associated with the soul of the humans or …

Snake Charmers In India

Snake charming is the practice of pretending to hypnotise a snake by playing an instrument. The snake charmers typically stitch closed the mouth of their performing snakes, leaving just enough opening for the animal to be able to move its tongue in and out. The downside for the snakes is that they soon die of …

Get Insane

This guy drove us insane by following us in Delhi India for one hour. Talking to him did not really help – all we got was insane staring to an unbearable extent. We escaped by jumping into a taxi. Can you feel the crazy eyes?

Jama Masjid Delhi

Jama Masjid in Delhi is the largest mosque in India. The courtyard of the mosque can hold up to twenty-five thousand worshippers. The image was taken before a thunder storm.

The Art Of Doing Nothing

We all know how to lay around and waste time – but can we relax and enjoy the nothingness? Doing nothing can be even hard work sometimes. But I believe we all need to apply more methods to relax like these stress-reducing techniques shown on the picture. So? Do nothing!

Rice Flowers

Beautiful flower pics: purple flowers of the rice to be found in Vietnam. I don’t know what they are called but I watched a guy picking them from a rice field hence I call them rice flowers.

The Temple Of Borobudur

The monument comprises six square platforms topped by three circular platforms, and is decorated with 2,672 relief panels and 504 Buddha statues (and lots of stupas) Approximately 40 kilometers northwest of Yogyakarta, Borobudur is located in an elevated area between two twin volcanoes, Sundoro–Sumbing and Merbabu–Merapi. The construction has been estimated to have taken 75 years. Just a great place!

Asianpussy

Where can you find love in Bangkok these days? Btw, this is not an asianporn / asiansex site.

Opening The Third Eye

This guy is clearly practicising third eye meditation in his car. He’s observing in that moment chakras and auras. It’s time for awakening you third eye now.

Posh China

1 night in china at a posh bar in Shanghai. Forgot the name of the bar – but it’s a common hangout for expats.

Muay Thai Boxing Bankok

Taken in Bangkok. To watch the fight is much fun – lots of shouting and betting. Muay Thai is referred to as the “Art of Eight Limbs” or the “Science Of Eight Limbs” because it makes use of punches, kicks, elbows and knee strikes, thus using eight “points of contact”, as opposed to “two points” …

Cao Dai Vietnam

Cao Đài (道高台) is a syncretistic, monotheistic religion, officially established Vietnam, in 1926. Roughly 3 millions are following. Cao Dai says there are 36 levels of heaven and 72 planets harboring intelligent life, with number one being the closest to heaven and 72 nearest to Hell. Earth is number 68. It is said that even the lowest citizen on planet …

Unknown Soldier Laughin

Bangkok, Thailand  – some soldiers hanging out and having fun. Joe is out of school didnt fucking ask for much couldnt get a job the marines his last hope down at the frontline with a gun not a toy killing many men not asking what for Joes family the comrads next to him die one …

Indian Workshop

Amazingly poor work environment  and working conditions in this sweatshop in India. I wonder what’s the average weekly pay? Accidentally came across workshop in New Dehli’s old city in 2006.

Balloon Girl Khao San Road Bangkok

Been there many time in my 20ties in the 90ties as a backpacker. This place changed quite a bit towards mass tourism and entertainment. E.g. you can find a Burger King there now etc.

Meditation Cave Burma

If you manage to squeeze yourself into that cave you get to a really nice cave full of Buddhas and stuff. Great travel experience. Bit like this one.

Flight from Hell

My trip was horrible. The plane was struck by lightning which considerably delayed the scheduled arrival time!