Meet Off The Beaten Path Explorer: Tom Vater

Off The Beaten Path Interviews An inside look at Earth’s explorers Today’s interview is with a very special friend of the Where Sidewalks End community. It is my honour to introduce to you mr Tom Vater. Tom is a published author, a long time journalist in the field, co-owner of a publishing house “Crime Wave […]

Meet Off The Beaten Track Explorer: Ian Ord

Off The Beaten Path Interviews An inside look at Earth’s explorers Brining back the Off The Beaten Track interview series, I’d like to welcome the Founder of Where Sidewalks End himself, mr Ian Ord. You can find a lot of interesting facts about and tid bits of his escapades by reading any number of his […]

Photo Essay: Day 3 of Thaipusam – Rituals with Hooks *Viewer Discretion Advised*

Thaipusam Rituals, Hooks & Self Mortifications (the stuff you’ve not-so-secretly been waiting for) If you’ve been following the series of Thaipusam articles, you’ve probably seen the build up from the details surrounding the Hindu Festival, photos from the opening ceremonies in Kuala Lumpur, and photos from the 15 kilometer pilgrimage to Batu Caves. This photo essay […]

Photo Essay: Day 2 of Thaipusam – The Batu Caves Pilgrimage

Thaipusam at Batu Caves in Photos The 15 kilometers Pilgrimage For the finer details on this hindu festival, please read my about experience with Thaipusam in Kuala Lumpur! [fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”] [/fusion_builder_column][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” […]

Photo Essay: Thaipusam’s first day of events. Get this party started!

Day One of Thaipusam Festival in Photos Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia For the finer details on this festival, please read my about experience with Thaipusam at Batu Caves! [fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”] [/fusion_builder_column][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” […]

Meet Off The Beaten Path Explorer: Gregor Snell

Off The Beaten Path Interviews An inside look at Earth’s explorers Kicking off the New Year with our new series will introduce some of the modern world’s great explorers. It’s focus is on how they engage and connect with the disconnected planet… in other words – people who venture down the roads less travelled, and explore […]

Photo Essay: Deception Island, Antarctica through the lens

A Volcano in the Antarctic Sea Deception Island in Pictures Deception Island is one of those places you probably don’t want to just find yourself ‘stuck’ on. Unlike tropical islands with palm trees, and a warm sea breeze, this island is perhaps the polar opposite (pun intended). In the harsh Antarctic climate, Deception Island bursts […]

Photo Essay: Loi Krathong Festival in Bangkok

Loi Krathong Festival in Bangkok A story in photos of an ancient Thai celebration Loi Krathong was such a beautiful celebration, and fascinating on the cultural aspect, that I wanted to share some of my favourite photos from it. This 3 page photo essay looks at the various elements we witnessed at Kiak Kai pier […]

Photo Essay: Yi Peng – Thailand’s floating lanterns festival

A Photo Essay Yi Peng – Chiang Mai’s floating lantern festival Yi Peng may just possibly be my favourite festival – at least in terms of the sheer beauty one experiences being here! If you would like details on how to get here, please see my Where & When post for the festival. Otherwise, sit back […]

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