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maya shaman blessing mexico video
Video of a Mexican Mayan shaman performing a traditional ritual with words, drums and incense to cleanse, bless, and protect me. In Spanish, he wishes good health, luck with family, and my travels.
New Year 2017 started for me in North Korea in Pyongyang. I went to North Korea by train from China, and traveled with a Chinese tour group.
woman-minab-market-iran
Looking at the women of Minab Market reveals the ancient trading routes that once connected southern Iran with the Arabian Peninsula, Pakistan, and beyond.
hitchhiking-moyale-marsabit-kenya
Get expert hitchhiking advice about what to do, how and why from a guy who's hitchhiked the Sahara Desert and from England to India, etc.
traditional mongolia music video
Video of traditional Mongolian folk music - with throat singing - recorded in a tent in Karakorum, Mongolia, once the capital of Genghis Khan's empire.
Hiking Mount Sinai Egypt
Travel advice & pics for backpackers hiking Mount Sinai in Egypt. Consider hiking during the day, allowing 3 hours - with plenty of rest and photo ops.
boys surfing irrigation channels yemen
Video of boys surfing barefoot down ancient irrigation channels amid the mountain villages in Yemen.
UN APC Maliana East Timor
Australian United Nations Peace-Keeping Force of armored personnel carriers (APCs) assemble and then set off on a reconnaissance mission to the volatile Indonesian border nearby.
iran street-photography-by-michael-robert-powell_18
The world is a fascinating place - and part of that wonder is people. Even people going about the everyday.
tree-strangled-temples-by-michael-robert-powell
Across the world there's loads of natural and historic beauty - and I've been lucky, having experienced many.
how to survive long term travel
Traveling long term - like many years - can play with your sanity. Read my advice about surviving long term travel -I've been doing it for 30+ years.
Russia-drugged-robbed-crazy-audio-story
Travel scams: How to avoid being drugged and robbed while drinking with strangers. My crazy story of being drugged, abducted, robbed, and ditched in Siberia.
Surreal artwork based on my experience of being caught amid a riot in East Jerusalem during the first Palestinian Intifada in 1989.
jaded-traveler-blues-cairo-crazy-travel-stories
Musings at the end of an epic overland trip across Asia and Africa; broke and confused. But mostly, about how awful hostel dorms can be for a light sleeper.
destination-x-art-exhibition
The Museum of World Culture – in Gothenburg, Sweden – purchased 4 images from me and they're part of an exhibition called DESTINATION X.
crazy-in-yemen-crazy-travel-stories
Yemen is a fascinating country - no doubt. Get my crazy take on the travel experience and culture of Yemen from 2005.
iran-tehran-traffic-accident-chaos
First impressions of traveling in Tehran - Iran, in 1990. Racing across the city in a taxi amid chaotic streets that seemed asking for accidents every minute.
takaungu-village-river-swahili-coast-kenya
Following the gorgeous Swahili Coast of Kenya, visiting beaches and islands, ancient Islamic ruins and Portuguese forts. Plus encounters with naughty monkeys.
This collection represents my early artwork, created in India in 2004 and in Cambodia during 2005-06.