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Street cleaners in Hong Kong have unique headgear.

Hong Kong's Street Sweepers

MaryLou Driedger - marylou [4,292]

The city of Hong Kong employs nearly 4000 street sweepers a day. They are a unique part of the Hong Kong landscape.

Destinations: Tuen Mun | Tsuen Wan | Hong Kong | Victoria | China | Kowloon | Sheung Shui | Lantau Island
Topics: Travel | 20th Century History | Traditions | Ecotourism | Culture | Economy | People | For Kids
The rapids on the Nam Khan River were a little more challenging than I thought

Kayaking Adventure

MaryLou Driedger - marylou [4,292]

Kayaking down the Nam Khan River near Luang Prabang in Laos...

Destinations: Vientiane | Luang Prabang | Laos | Lancang-Mekong River
Topics: Travel | National Parks | Adventure | 20th Century History | Ecotourism | Culture | Food | People | Beaches & Resorts | Agriculture | Sports | Nature
Lovely women in traditional costume served our Loy Krathong dinner.

Loy Krathong

MaryLou Driedger - marylou [4,292]

Loy Krathong is a special festival celebration in Thailand in November. Float your sorrows away and release your hopes and dreams into the heavens.

Destinations: Pathum Thani province | Nonthaburi province | Mae Hong Son | Buriram province | Ko Tao | Sukhothai | Ko Phi Phi | Uttaradit province | Khao Yai National Park | Nakorn Chaisri | Phimai | Ko Phangan | Chonburi province | Lopburi | Ranong | Satun province | Nakhon Ratchasima | Lampang | Ko Sichang | Narathiwat Province | Hua Hin | Mae Sot | Khon Kaen province | Phetchaburi | Yasothon province | Surat Thani | Golden Triangle | Hat Yai | Songkhla province | Tak province | Thailand | Phang Nga province | Kanchanaburi province | Samut Songkhram province | Krabi | Nakhon Phanom | Thungyai-Huai Kha Khaeng | Chachoengsao province | Ko Chang | Khon Kaen | Chumphon | Ko Samui | Surin province | Chiang Mai | Nakhon Pathom province | Loei province | Nong Khai province | Phuket | Udon Thani | Ayutthaya | Kampaengphet | Ubon Ratchathani | Bangkok | Phitsanulok | Lancang-Mekong River | Nakhon Si Thammarat province | Chiangrai province | Ko Samet | Umphang | Rayong | River Kwai | Mae Sai | Ban Chiang | Savannakhet | Pattaya
Topics: Travel | Art | Ancient History | Festivals | Adventure | 20th Century History | Religion | Traditions | Ecotourism | Culture | Nature | For Kids
Hong Kong's scenic Kau Sai Chau golf course

Golfing on Hong Kong's Only Public Course

MaryLou Driedger - marylou [4,292]

Hong Kong only has one public golf course. You have to travel by ferry boat to an island to get there, but its worth it.

Destinations: Tuen Mun | Tsuen Wan | Hong Kong | Victoria | Kowloon | Sheung Shui | Lantau Island
Topics: Travel | Adventure | Animals | 20th Century History | Ecotourism | Economy | People | Working Abroad | Beaches & Resorts | Sports | Nature
Zhou de Li is a boat tracker in the Bamboo Gorge

Bamboo Gorge Boat Trackers

MaryLou Driedger - marylou [4,292]

The boat trackers in the Bamboo Gorge are experts who sing while they work.

Destinations: Chongging | Yangtze River Delta | China | Chengdu | Yangtze River
Topics: National Parks | Adventure | Music | 20th Century History | Traditions | Ecotourism | Culture | Economy | People | Fashion | Sports | Nature
Monks are given rice by faithful women  on their early morning walk through Luang Prabang

Sticky Rice

MaryLou Driedger - marylou [4,292]

After living in Asia for three years I thought I had tried every kind of rice dish imaginable. Laos held proved me wrong.

Destinations: Vientiane | Pakxan | Luang Prabang | Vang Vieng | Savannakhet | Pakxe | Luang Namtha | Laos | Plain of Jars | Lancang-Mekong River
Topics: Travel | Adventure | 20th Century History | Traditions | Ecotourism | Economy | Food | Culture | People | Working Abroad | Agriculture | Shopping
Photojournalist Tom Carter, author of CHINA: Portrait of a People

Photojournalism and Backpacking in China

Tom Carter - tomcarter [989]

American photojournalist Tom Carter, author of CHINA: Portrait of a People, took a day off from travelling to discuss the challenges of taking pictures in China, how he evaded censorship in the...

Destinations: China
Topics: Travel | Adventure | Literature | Art | Traditions | Ecotourism | Culture | Economy | People | Photography | Working Abroad | Ancient History | Architecture
The newlywed's wedding bed, in the home of the groom.

Water Dai Wedding in Xishuangbana

Joshua Samuel Brown - jbrown [10,407]

As is the Dai custom, a party has been sent out from the groom's village, consisting of the groom and his family, off to the bride's village, about 30 km to the north, to pick her up. Perhaps this...

Destinations: Kunming | Yunnan | China | Lancang River | Lijiang River | Lancang-Mekong River
Topics: Culture | Travel | Women & Travel | Traditions | Ecotourism
Hong Kong isn't all skyscrapers and high rise office buildings.

Hong Kong - A City of Contrasts

MaryLou Driedger - marylou [4,292]

I thought Hong Kong was just skyscrapers, office towers and high-rise apartment buildings. To my surprise it is also a city of mountains, forests, small fishing villages, lovely beaches and hundreds of islands.

Destinations: Hong Kong | China
Topics: Travel | Adventure | National Parks | Animals | Ecotourism | Food | Working Abroad | Religion | Beaches & Resorts | Nature | For Kids
A memorial stupa in Zhongdiang

A Wish and A Prayer

MaryLou Driedger - marylou [4,292]

The people of Yunnan province introduced me to many different ways to make good luck wishes for my future.

Destinations: Yunnan | Tibet | Lijiang River | China
Topics: Adventure | Festivals | 20th Century History | Art | Traditions | Ecotourism | Culture | Economy | People | Religion
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