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Kerak Telor's Vendor at Kota Tua Jakarta

Kerak Telor from Indonesia

Kerak Telor's Vendor at Kota Tua Jakarta

Kerak Telor's Vendor at Kota Tua Jakarta

Travel Photography from Indonesia

Kerak Telor is a traditional Indonesian snack originated from Jakarta (Betawi). It looks like scrambled egg but has different flavor.  The main ingredients are sticky rice, duck/chicken eggs, top with dried shrimp and shredded coconut.

In the Colonial Era, Kerak Telor is considered as privilege food for the rich; today, you can find it on local street vendors. However, with the economic expansion and Betawi community being pushed out of the city, it cannot be easily found nowadays.

You have to go to Betawi Conservation Village in South Jakarta or Kota Tua (Jakarta Old Town) in West Jakarta to get it.

During the celebration of Jakarta Anniversary from mid June to mid July each year, Kerak Telor can be found easily in Kemayoran area where the festival is being held annually.

People washing along the Ganges in Varanassi, India

Ritual Washing on the Ganges, India

People washing along the Ganges in Varanassi, India

People washing along the Ganges in Varanasi, India

There is perhaps nowhere else on earth that can replicate what happens every morning along the Ganges river in Varanasi India. The Ganges is India’s national river, it is also the largest river in the Indian sub continent.

More importantly it is the most sacred river in the world for all Hindus.

It is here in Varanasi that many Hindus come to die. Their bodies cremated along the shore, and their ashes placed into the river.

It is also said that the water from the Ganges can heal the sick or dying.Washing in the Ganges is said to rid a person of their sins.

Everyday life along the Ganges in Varanasi is one of the most colorful, fascinating places on earth.

Cold water seller, India

Cold water seller in India

Cold water seller, India

Cold water seller, India

Travel Photography from India

India can get hot. When it does you will never be far away from a man selling cold drinks. In this case it’s one of the rare places where you can buy cold water and no fizzy drinks.

This man is selling plain water, soda water and the ever popular lemon soda.

Children on Camiguin The Philippines

Local children that live on a tiny island in The Philippines

Children on Camiguin The Philippines

Children on Camiguin Island The Philippines

Travel Photography from The Philippines:

Camiguin island is a small volcanic island just of the northern coast of Mindanao. Fabled for it’s many small volcanoes and fresh water springs, the island has a small population.

All round the main island are much smaller island. Here are two children that live on one.

Terracotta Army in Xian

The Terracotta Army from Xi’an China

Terracotta Army in Xian

Terracotta Army in Xian

Travel Photography from China

The terracotta army is based in Xi’an. Discovered in 1974 over 7,000 solders have been uncovered. Each solider has their own unique face making the Terracotta army one of the worlds most valuable & historical works of art. While most of the arm is on show there are still vast areas in the complex still not uncovered.

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Red Buddha statue in Tibet

Red Buddha from Tibet

Red Buddha statue in Tibet

Red Buddha statue in Tibet

Travel Photography from Tibet:

Monasteries are everywhere in Tibet. And, in each Monastery you will find room after room of Buddha statues. Each one looking different from the last.

Sadly in Tibet it’s very difficult to get information about each statue beyond the basics. What is important, is to try and record as much as possible before it’s too late.

While Buddhism is still practiced, it’s done so with imported books from China. The old libraries of century old books now house surprisingly new ones. Rewritten with a different version of history.

If you manage a trip to Tibet, bring you’ll be surrounded by statues like this nearly everywhere you go. My advise, photograph them as they too may disappear one day.

Acrobat from Beijing State Circus China

Balancing Acrobat from Beijing state Circus, China

Acrobat from Beijing State Circus China

Acrobat from Beijing State Circus China

Travel Photography from China:

The Beijing state circus is well worth a visit to in the evening. Try to arrange seats to the front even if the do cost a little more, the show is quite spectacular.

Featuring a cast of incredibly flexible acrobats, you’ll witness people bending their bodies in incredible directions. Jumping through rings of fire. Somersaulting through loops high in the air. And, balancing all manner of things.

In the photograph above the acrobat is balancing empty glasses while spinning around, and then moving into different positions. Later the top glasses will be filled with water, and not a drop will be spilled.

Nightly celebrations on the Ganges

Nightly Celebrations on the Ganges

Nightly celebrations on the Ganges

Nightly celebrations on the Ganges

Travel Photography from India:

Every night along the Ganges river in Varanasi, India there is celebration. Music rings out as you either walk alongside the old riverside buildings, or take a river boat trip.

Incense burns in thick plumes of scented smoke as gentle music chimes to the beat of giving thanks. Tranquil, peaceful and all things that are magical about this place say goodnight to another day.

Man made of salt, Poland

Man made of salt

Man made of salt, Poland

Man made of salt, Poland

Travel Photography from Poland

The Wieliczka Salt Mine in Poland is a fascinating place to see what can happen to a mine after it has closed. Miners from its rock salt era carved out depictions of their everyday lives there. From a giant underground cathedral to day to day workers pulling carts.