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People flock to Fewa Lake in Pokhara to celebrate New Year in Nepal

I celebrated Nepali New Year in Nepal, this past April. My second home of Pokhara sponsored three solid days of performances in the park, including band performances, traditional dancing, and singing....

Learning to play Tibetan singing bwls in Kathmandu, Nepal

Each time I return to Kathmandu, Nepal, I find a new craze. This year it was Tibetan singing bowls. Not only were they for sale in shops all over the city,...

Artist paints a giant handmade paper umbrella at the Bo Sang Umbrella Festival

Across Thailand, thousands of small craft villages dot the landscape. Each one specializes in the manufacture of a particular handicraft. Especially in northern Thailand, the choices seem endless. In tiny Ban...

Bicycle surreys for rent in the center of Bandar Seri Begawan, the capital of Brunei

On April 3, 2019, the Sultan of Brunei imposed Islamic sharia law on all residents of the country, including the 30% of the population who are not Muslims. In a nutshell,...

Wild Borneo! Orangutans swing through the trees at the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre

Not only is Borneo one of the few places in the world to see orangutans in the wild, it’s also fantastic for seeing endangered Sun Bears, proboscis monkeys, pygmy elephants, and...

This alpha male proboscis monkey reminded me of my late Uncle Bee, with his big nose and pot belly

“Take you to see proboscis monkey?” suggested the taxi drivers lined up at the entrance to the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre. Frankly, I had no idea what they were talking about....