#fridayfaces - how to spot the Kiwi's in Iran 1990

#fridayfaces – how to spot the Kiwi’s in Iran 1990

How to spot Kiwi girls going through Iran on an overland truck (or sitting in the back seat of a taxi) in 1990? – “Raybans and Reeboks” gave us away every time, even though we were covered in the full black chador and headscarf. Photos of the faces of people I come across in my [...]

Bam, Iran, the world's oldest mud fortress

Bam, Iran, the world’s oldest mud fortress

Twenty years ago, while racing across country to get out of Iran before our visas expired (now there’s a story for another day), we came across the world’s oldest mud fortress, the Citadel of Bam, just as the last of the afternoon sun was hanging over the horizon. Glowing red in  the sunset light as [...]

Neon Boneyard, Las Vegas - where good neon comes to die

Neon Boneyard, Las Vegas – where good neon comes to die

I heard a story once. About how, during the prohibition, gambling rooms and bars had to be hidden from the law in Las Vegas. So they were housed in plain brick nondescript units, as boring and un-noticeable as possible. There were no windows so no risk that the cops would know there were people inside [...]

#fridayfaces - boys at Badshahi Mosque, Lahore, Pakistan

#fridayfaces – boys at Badshahi Mosque, Lahore, Pakistan

I met these friendly, cheeky young locals in 1990 in Lahore, Pakistan, while visiting the impressive and beautiful 15th century Mughal mosque, the Badshahi mosque. I was making my way slowly from London to Kathmandu on an overland truck. Photos of the faces of people I come across in my travels take me right back [...]

the birth of neon - early Las Vegas

the birth of neon – early Las Vegas

The rat pack, the 1950′s and 60′s, the old classic movies, the original Ocean’s 11. When I visit Las Vegas now I can find it hard to find any trace of the old Vegas I absorbed as the backdrop to so many old movies and TV shows as I grew up. I first visited Vegas [...]

#fridayfaces - child beggars in Cambodia

#fridayfaces – child beggars in Cambodia

I always struggle with how to deal with beggars when I travel – how can I help, am I making the problem worse? There were no easy answers when I was approached by this young beggar at Angkor Wat. Photos of the faces of people I come across in my travels take me right back [...]

#friday faces on Tonle Sap, Cambodia

#friday faces on Tonle Sap, Cambodia

After the heat of the ruins of Angkor Wat, it was a nice change to spend the afternoon out on nearby Tonle Sap, at the floating village. The kids of the floating village could certainly steer their tin tubs like a real boat and turn on the charm for the tourists. The photos that make [...]

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