Tuesday, December 18, 2007

08 december 2007, Weeze, Germany

Entertainment for the Polish that come to the Netherlands to work. They live on an old RAF base on the border with Germany and Holland.

07 december 2007, Wroclaw, Poland

Late for an appointment in Wroclaw (Breslau).

06 december 2007, Opole, Poland

A lonely mother in the Polish countryside. Her husband works in Austria and her only son in the Netherlands. She travels every day by bus to her work in Opole one hour away.

05 december 2007, Brüssow, Germany

Older skilled technicians are getting a new future in Polish companies that are moving their factories to East Germany. Polish workers are working in West Europe so companies in Poland have serious problems finding skilled laborers.

27 november 2007, Villiers le Bel

Damage caused by rioters last night in the Parisian suburb, Villiers le Bel. The riots started after 2 kids died in a collision between their motorbike and a police car.

27 october 2007, Bahrain

The new World Trade Center of Bahrain.

24 october 2007, Agra

My first view of the Taj Mahal.

23 october 2007, Jaipur

Young Indian tourists in Jaipur.

22 october 2007, Jaipur

A different world just above the roofs of the bazar in Jaipur.

17 october 2007 Kerela


13 october 2007, Madurai

Find the pet.

Monday, December 17, 2007

12 october 1007

Making bidi's (small cigarettes) in Kalugumalai.

11 october 2007, Madurai

Happy kids

10 october 2007, Bangalore, India

Learning handicrafts is a way for former prostitutes to make a living without going back to the sex industry.

09 october 2007 India

Biology class in Mathagondapalli in Tamil Nadu in South India. (drawing a cockroach).

07 october 2007 Pokhara


2 october 2007

Maoist flag in Lukla, starting point of the Everest Base camp Trek.

1 october 2007

This is how you vote in the elections in Nepal.

30 september 2007

The top of the skull of a Yeti, the legendary abominable snowman. In the small monastery of Kumjung in the Nepalese Himalaya the monks guard this so called proof of the existence of the Yeti. It looks more like the skull of a yak with Down's syndrome to me.

29 september 2007

Buddhist temple in Tengboche

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

28 september 2007

26 september 2007

View of Alicia and the Mount Everest from Kala Patar (5400m).

23 september 2007

The trails in the Nepalese Himalayas are littered with temples and stupas.
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21 september 2007

Soon they'll be watching the 'Tonight show' at 5000m in the Himalayas too.

20 september 2007

The highest colfcourse in the world? Nope, just an alpine meadow just above Namche Bazar ar 4000+ metres. Model: our trekkingguide Kami.

19 september 2007 Nepal

Due to the lack of roads everything in the Nepalese Himalaya is carried up by human force. The porters can carry up to a 100kg.

18 september 2007

On the way to the Mount Everest Basecamp we bumped into this newborn baby that gets an amulet tied around it's neck to protect against bad spirits.

16 september 2007

Woman cleaning rice in Baktapur.

Monday, October 08, 2007

15 september 2007

A carpenter in Bakhtapur has put too much faith in cheap Chinese tools I guess.

14 september 2007

I don't know wether this skeleton, in a Hindu temple in Pathan, is going to play golf or something. It's clear even temples are not exempted from boyish graffiti.

13 september 2007

Ladies in Red. Today was a special Hindufestival for the women of Nepal. Tens of thousands of women dressed in red went into the streets dancing and praying.

12 September

View from hotel in Kathmandu

Monday, September 17, 2007

11 september 2007

Hairsalon in Lhasa.

10 september 2007

Kid on a market in Lhasa

09 september 2007

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08 september 2007

Modern life of Chinese youngsters in Lhasa is much the same as in any major city in China. Through internet they keep in contact with their friends in Beijing, Shanghai or Shenzen.

07 september 2007

Buddhist monks in the Sera Monastery near Lhasa practice their debating skills.

Friday, September 14, 2007

06 september 2007

Tibetan religious pilgrims trying to support their living while circling the Potala.

05 september 2007

Religious symbols in Tibet are covered in white shawls. to me it looks like something diferent on this monument.

04 september 2007

Tibet, nowadays consists of chinese cities with a few Tibetan tourist atractions.

03 september 2007

Thousands of Chinese tourists flock to Tibet nowadays.
And they all come to see a glimpse of the few Tibetan monks that are left since the Cultural Revolution.

02 september 2007

Crossing the second 5200m high pass in Tibet.
And this girl lives here.

01 september 2007

Actually, sunrise on the 2nd of sept. My first glimpse of the Mount Everest (left) seen from the northern side. My first day in Tibet.

31 august 2007

another temple in Kathmandu

Friday, August 31, 2007

29 august 2007

Some places in the city look a lot nicer than yesterday's view.

28 august 2007

Streetview in central Kathmandu. I arrived in Nepal yesterday.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

26 august 2007

On a short stop-over in Karachi I quickly visited the mausoleum of Mohammed Jinnah, founding father of Pakistan.