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Decorative Arts, Silver, Rugs and Souvenirs in the Bazaars of Iran

Decorative Arts, Silver, Rugs and Souvenirs in the Bazaars of Iran

We have all heard about the quality and beauty of Iranian Persian silk rugs with their intricate woven patterns. But how much do we really know about what makes a…

Zoroastrian Cities of Mud & Fire in Yazd Iran

Zoroastrian Cities of Mud & Fire in Yazd Iran

Yazd in Iran is home to the largest population of Zoroastrians in the world whose fire temples and towers of silence overlook the mud brick cites of the desert valley. Fed…

Swim in the coastal dunes of Brazil at the Park Maranhenses

Swim in the coastal dunes of Brazil at the Park Maranhenses

Not far from the town of Sao Luis, in Brazil, is the magical coastal dunes of Lençóis Maranhenses National Park. What makes these dunes so unique is that in-between the undulating peaks…

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Before Bangkok – The Ancient Siam City of Ayutthaya

Before Bangkok – The Ancient Siam City of Ayutthaya

When I arrived in Bangkok, Thailand I wanted to visit the many sites of the city but also dig back into in to the past and visit it’s ancient roots in…

Marking Time at The Astrological Buildings of Jaipur, India

Marking Time at The Astrological Buildings of Jaipur, India

In Jaipur, India there is a space that is filled with curved and cut stone edifices that mark the passage of time and measure the cosmos – it is the…

Gateway to Bhutan: The City of Paro

Gateway to Bhutan: The City of Paro

The city of Paro is the landing point for most tourists into the country of Bhutan. It straddles the paro chhu river and is surrounded by farms and fields of rice. Perched…

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