Bhutan Trek

We had an opportunity to spend ten days in this tiny, remote country sandwiched between India and China. Bhutan is remarkable in many ways, starting with the fact that its borders were first opened to travelers just 42 years ago. And since 1971 Bhutan has measured its progress and prosperity in terms of GNH (gross national happiness) in lieu of GDP. The scenery is breathtaking and the people are among the friendliest and most welcoming we have ever seen.    View Gallery


Peru: Lima, Amazon Rain Forest and Machu Picchu

We spent over two weeks in Peru and sampled three distinct worlds there: Machu Picchu, the Amazon rain forest and the city of Lima.     View Gallery



After working in Hong Kong and China for twenty years, I really wanted to see more of this incredible, complicated country. What you'll see here is a tiny fraction of the images collected over three weeks in Beijing, Shanghai, and many other places.     View Gallery


Lhasa, Tibet

We made the mistake of flying directly from Beijing, which is close to sea level, directly to Lhasa at 12,000 feet of elevation. Though accustomed to higher altitudes in the Sierras, this was too much, too fast. So we spent two miserable nights here and left a day early, but still saw some remarkable things.  View Gallery