Table of Contents, by date

March 2020

Bangladesh Old town of Dhaka, the capital • historical Rocket paddle steamer • Mosques of Bagerhat • Sundarbans mangrove forests • escape from Bangladesh

November 2019

Cyprus Zenobia wreck diving at Larnaca • Famagusta • Salamis ruins • St. Hilarion castle • Kyrenia (Girne) • Nicosia • Diving and ruins at Paphos • Limassol

June 2019

Albania Shkodra • Komani Lake • Valbone • Hiking in the Accursed Mountains • Theth • Berat • Gjirokastra • Permet • Golem Beach near Durres • Tirana

April 2019

Thailand Bangkok

March 2019

Indonesia, Bali etc Seminyak • Nusa Lembogan island • Nusa Ceningan island • Nusa Penida island, diving with mantas • Gili Trawangan • Gili Air
Indonesia, Sumbawa
Thailand Ko Lanta island • Ko Payam island • Hua Hin • Muang Mallika historic village

April 2018

Thailand Muang Boran, the Ancient City • Bangkok

March 2018

Vietnam Saigon • Deep in the Mekong Delta • Diving on Phu Quoc island
Cambodia Kampot • Koh Rong Samloem island • Phnom Penh • Kampong Cham • Freshwater dolphins at Kratie
Laos Si Phan Don, the 4000 islands of the Mekong: Don Det and Don Khong • Mekong waterfalls
Thailand Ubon Ratchathani • Khao Phra Wihan National Park

March 2017

India Haridwar on the Ganges, gate of the gods • Rishikesh, home of the hippies • Chambra in the Himalayan foothills • Mussoorie hill station • Gwalior Maharaja palace • Datia Fort • Khajuraho temples with Kamasutra reliefs • Holi festival at Orchha • Varanasi on the Ganges • Darjeeling • Kingdom of Sikkim in the Himalayas: Gangtok, Rumtek, Rabdentse. Pelling • Calcutta

September 2016

Japan Kyoto, the temple city

August 2016

Japan Tokyo • Kyoto, the temple city

March 2016

Indonesia: Borneo Orang Utans • Camp Leakey • Pangkalan Bun, initiation rites
Malaysia: Borneo Pontianak • Kuching, cultural village • Bako National Park
Malaysia Kuala Lumpur • Kuantan • Diving on the Parhentian Islands • Kota Bharu
Thailand Ko Mook island

February 2016

Indonesia: Borneo Jungle tour on the Mahakam river • Orang Utans

November 2015

Israel Jerusalem • Masada fort near the Dead Sea • Ein Gedi oasis near the Dead Sea • Floating on the Dead Sea at Ein Bokek • Eilat • Diving in the Red Sea
Jordan Petra

October 2015

Israel Tel Aviv and Jaffa • Caesarea • Haifa • Akko, 4000 years old

February 2015

Philippines Manila • Sagada in the Cordillera mountains • Vigan • Diving at Sabang • Diving on Boracay to a sunk jet airplane • Negros Occidental: Caticlan, Panay, Iloilo • Malapascua island • Cebu City
Thailand Bangkok

March 2014

Thailand Bangkok

February 2014

India, Kerala Cochin • Hill stations and tea in the Western Ghats • Alleppey backwater boat • Kollam • Varkala beaches • Kanyakumari, the southernmost tip of India • Trivandrum
Sri Lanka (Ceylon) Tooth temple at Kandy • Train to Ella in the mountains • Polonnaruwa temples • Sirigiya mountain temple • Anuradhapura temples • Colombo
Thailand Diving at Ko Tao, Ko Samui, and Ko Pa Ngan

September 2012

Myanmar (Burma) Yangon, Shwedagon Pagoda • Bagan: 2000 pagodas • Mandalay • Inle Lake
Thailand Diving at Pattaya • Chiang Mai • Golden Triangle • Houay Xay
Laos Mekong cruise • Luang Prabang • Nam Ou river cruise to Muang Khua
Vietnam Dien Bien Phu • At home in the villages near the Chinese border

June 2012

Indonesia: Sulawesi Diving at Bunaken Island • Funeral at Tanah Toraja • Makassar
Vietnam Hanoi • Sapa rice fields • Bac Ha mountain trekking • Yen Bai and Thac Ba lake • Halong Bay • Hue • Ho Chi Minh trail • Hoi An • Dalat • Saigon • Mekong delta
Thailand Bangkok

May 2012

Peru Andes express train from Pune to Cusco • Cusco, heart of the Inka kingdom • Pisaq ruins • Ollantaytambo ruins • Aguas Caliente • Machu Picchu • Lima
Indonesia, Flores Labuan Bajo • Komodo dragons
Indonesia, Sumbawa
Indonesia, Gili Trawangan
Indonesia, Bali
Indonesia: Java Yogyakarta • Jakarta
Indonesia: Sulawesi Diving at Bunaken Island

April 2012

Argentina Buenos Aires
Uruguay Colonia del Sacramento • Montevideo
Chile Valparaiso • Santiago de Chile • Antofagasta, Iquique
Bolivia Sucre • Potosi • La Paz • Isla del Sol in Titicaca Lake • Copacabana
Peru Puno

November 2009

Indonesia, Bali Tanah Lot temple • Ulu Watu temple
Australia Melbourne • Grampian Mountains • Great Ocean Road • Tasmania: Hobart and Mt. Field animal sanctuary • Sydney • Blue Mountain National Park
Laos Luang Prabang on the Mekong, the temple city • Nong Khiaw and Muang Ngoi up the Nam Ou river • Vang Vieng backpacker hell • Vientiane, the capital of Laos • Champasak on the Mekong • Si Phan Don, the 4000 islands of the Mekong: Don Det and Don Khong • Mekong waterfalls
Cambodia Siem Reap and the temples of Angkor
Thailand Bangkok

October 2009

Malaysia Kuala Lumpur • Pulau Penang • Georgetown • Penang National Park
Indonesia, Sumatra Strait of Malacca to Medan • Danau Toba, Tuk Tuk • Banda Aceh • Diving at Pulau Weh
Indonesia, Java Bogor near Jakarta • Puncak Pass • Yogyakarta • Borobudur temple • Prambanan temple • Gunung Bromo National Park, volcano • Ijen National Park, volcano crater, sulphur mine
Indonesia, Bali Kuta, Legian • Ubud, Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary

September 2009

Singapore
Malaysia Kuala Lumpur

May 2009

Nepal Pokhara • Royal cities Kathmandu, Bakhtapur, Patan
India Mumbai • Goa: Panaji, Old Goa, Candolim • Mysore • Ooty hill station • Chennai (Madras)

April 2009

China: Train to Kunming • Dali in Yunnan, Caicun • Lijiang • Tiger Leaping Gorge • Xi’An: terracotta warriors • Yuncheng • Pingyao • Great Wall at Simatai • Beijing: Forbidden City, summer palace
Tibet train to Lhasa, Potala • Gyantse • Shigatse • Gatso pass • Old Tingri • Zhangmu
Nepal Kathmandu • Monkey temple at Swayambhunath • Paragliding at Pokhara

March 2009

China: Hong Kong, Kowloon, Macao • Guangzhou (Canton), Yangshuo • Li River, Guilin, Longshen • Dragon’s Backbone at Ping’an • Sanjiang, Fenghuang