When visiting the Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary in Bali, the hinjinks of the monkeys might shock you, but spare a thought for how your visit might amaze the locals.
The Philosopher’s walk is in eastern Kyoto. During the spring, you can walk from Nanzen-ji to Gingkaku-ji amongst the cherry blossoms. In winter, there is some green, but the greyness lends you to contemplation of the beauty that is to come.
Japan definitely has a reputation for strangeness, but I’d hazard a guess that lot of those particular culture clashes can be found in either Akihabara or Harajuku. This one is in the latter: one of the boutiques on Takeshita Street.
This photo of a man pulling a cart to a night market in Bangkok is one of my oldest travel photos. Even though I grew up in South East Asia, where a sight like this is common, I find the juxtaposition of the traditional and modern like this always striking.
Fushimi Inari-taisha is just outside Kyoto. The sprawling complex covers a forested mountainside, the paths marked by red torii gate that represent a transition to the divine. By the time you get to the top, you must be ready to go to heaven! Shortly after I took this photo, I left the main path and walked … Read More