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On the road again, on Highway 191 in eastern Arizona. American Southwest:  A road trip from Berkeley, California to Pagosa Springs, Colorado, during a full moon in the winter. The Golden Temple, Amritsar. Amritsar:  Home of the Golden Temple and the center of the Sikh religion.
A llama grazing along the roadside outside of Quito. Biking Ecuador:  Biking from Quito through the Quilotoa Loop and down to the Amazon basin. Some of the monks attending the Kalachakra. There were at least as many as three times as many monks in attendance as are visible here. Bodhgaya:  The site of the tree under which the Buddha attained enlightenment. At the end of January 2003, the Dalai Lama was in Bodhgaya performing a Kalachakra initiation, an important Buddhist rite for world peace.
Statue of Avalokitesvara, the Bayon, ruins of Angkor. Avalokitesvara is a Buddhist deity who has postponed his own Buddhahood in order to be on the watch for the problems of people in distress, and to help all people reach enlightenment. Cambodia:  Swiftly rising from the ashes of the Khmer Rouge, Cambodia is more developed than Laos, but not to the point of Bangkok's neon glare. Chendu temple. China:  Pandas, Horses, and SARS.
The Shrine of Nizam-ud-din, Sufi mystic. Delhi:  The City of Djinns, capital of India, eipcenter of Moghul culture, and home to a stupefyingly thick cloud of pollution. The Dip Tse-Chok Ling Gompa Dharamsala:  Home to His Holiness the Dalai lama and a good place to eat gnocchi.
Khafre, Giza Plateau, Cairo. Egypt:  Being chased by the Egyptian Camel Police on the Giza plateau on horseback was definitely one of the highlights of my trip. The Pyramids were pretty, too. We found it helpful to have our bikes ready to the carry local cuisine. Europe:  Bike Tour Summer 2012
Keralan rowing a riverboat. Fort Cochin:  Cochin, or Kochi, is located in Central Kerala, with the town of Ernakulam across the water to the east. Church, probably in Plyber-Christ, but certainly somewhere in North Bretagne.  Every town had a church, and the size of the church seemed to have set the size of the town -- in stone -- centuries before. France Bike Trip:  Solo Bike Tour Through Bretagne and the Loire Valley
Galapagos:  Darwin finches and fearless blue boobies. One of the many blue domed churches of Santorini. Greece:  Blue sky, white buildings, blue sea; it leaves little room for speculation on how they chose the colors of their flag.
Man blowing his kompu in the Virupaksha temple. Hampi:  The ruined capital of the Vijayanagar empire, and a relaxed river town. Hari studies the Genetics lesson of the day. Hyderabad:  Staying with my friend Hari Tammana in his hometown.
Loch Gur in Co. Limerick. This is an ancient lake with an ancient stone circle near it (which I didn't visit because I was eager to find a place to stay). Ireland:  Biking Through Ireland on My Way to France. The Siq, Petra. Jordan:  I was only in Jordan for about 72 hours, but it was enough to encounter Petra and a Palestinean refugee.
White-knuckled grip on the rail, looking at big rocky formations in A.P. Kanyakumari Express:  The forty hour train ride from Mumbai to Ernakulam. View from Pillar Rocks, Kodaikanal. Kodaikanal:  At the Kodaikanal International School, the sometime home of my generous hosts here, Don and Betchen Oberdorfer.
Fisherman at Ur-wang Korea:  One day stopover in Seoul Inchon Dancing masked monk at the Spituk Festival, 2003. Ladakh:  Centered around the town of Leh, at twelve thousand feet, Ladakh is a region of friendly people and big mountains.
Will work for peanuts. Laos:  Beautiful rainforests and old French colonial heritage. Woman making idli dough, Madurai. Madurai:  A dirty town with a magnificent temple.
Man selling Bananas in Colaba, Mumbai. Mumbai:  Formerly Bombay, Mumbai is the commercial capital of India. One of the men who pointed out the caterpillars are poisonous. Munnar:  Tea, tea, and more tea. Munnar is in the midst of some of the world's highest tea-growing estates.
The brakeman on the last car of the Ooty train, on the way down. Ooty:  Ooty, or Udhagamandalam, is a hill station in the Niligri hills with a steam-driven narrow gauge train going up to it. Entrance to one of the Jain temples in Osiyan, Rajasthan. Rajasthan:  The land of kings, and their many forts.
The Al-Hamidiyya, Damascus Syria:  From the Al-Haramain hotel to the desert ruins of Palmyra, Syria's isolation has given it an ingenuous charm. You thought balancing and apple was tricky.... Turkey:  Aya Sofya, The Blue Mosque, and how to live underground to avoid barbarians.

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