Category: Asia

Girl in an orange sweater

It was a village on the way from Luang Prabang to the beautiful Kuang Si waterfall. It is a bit disheartening to see how the village puts out the children to encourage the tourists to buy.

But the kids seem like they are mainly having fun and the truth is it is likely about the best way, right now, for them to bring in a bit of extra cash. It is far from perfect but I thought it was a nice stop and something that benefits the village more than it hurts it. Figuring out way to have local populations benefit from tourists is very important to raising standards of living in a sustainable way.

They had various handicrafts for sale and some food.

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Girl in Orange Sweater, Laos

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Rafts, floating down river with hills in the background

Watch a webcast on my experience and see more photos: Floating Down River in Yangshuo, China on a Bamboo Raft.

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Siem Reap pickup motorcycle

Vehicles like these are the pickup “trucks” of Siem Reap, Cambodia. There are actual pickup trucks but there are 20 times more of these pickup motorcycles used to haul everything as pickup trucks and vans are used for elsewhere.

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Orangutan in tree with a baby

This photo of an Orangutan with baby was taken by John Hunter at Semenggoh National Park in Borneo, Malaysia. See more photos, information and a video of these 2 orangutans.

The photos on this blog are by John Hunter. See many more of my photos organized by tag at Curious Cat Photos.

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Red and yellow dates on a Date Palm tree

I think these are dates on a date palm tree; please let me know if you know for certain. I took the photo at Pura Dalem Desa Pakraman in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia.

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Emerald Buddha Temple at the Grand Palace

photo of stone bridge over water with mountains in the background

See more photos of my travels in China.

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photo of Buddhist temple ceiling

Active Buddhist Temple adjacent to Bayon Temple in Siem Reap, Cambodia.

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Women with her son on motocycle

Women with her son on a motorcycle in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

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