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Photo from the World: Ta Prohm

With that title, you’re expecting a huge tree growing through a temple, aren’t you? Too bad! I’m gonna make you look at something else. I’ve been working for years to get a nice series-of-doorways photo. I have negatives from the … Continue reading

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Ak Yum, Siem Reap, Cambodia

When you visit Siem Reap, Cambodia, you are virtually required to visit Angkor Wat to see the sunrise. I’ve done that before, so on this trip I wanted to see something else. I spent my sunrise time completely alone at … Continue reading

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Chele La Pass

Standing above Chele La Pass in Bhutan, at an even 4000 meters (13,123 ft), the wind screams with a full-throated spirit. It almost feels as though a malevolent force wants to knock you off your perch, which is why there … Continue reading

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Dome in the Blue Mosque, Mazar-e-Sharif

© 2010 BH Neely for US Dept of State In late August of 2010, I accompanied Rashad Hussain, the President’s Special Envoy to the Organization of Islamic Countries, to Mazar-e-Sharif. One thing that stood out for me was our visit … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Buddha

The Buddha’s birthday is traditionally celebrated on the first full moon in May. By happenstance, I was in Nepal for that auspicious occasion, at least on the second day of the full moon. I missed the big celebration, but as … Continue reading

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