Walking with the many pilgrims (Tibet Winter 2024)

Walking with the many pilgrims (Tibet Winter 2024) After four years finally again travelling to Tibet. And what a great time I had there! I was in Tibet for 25 days. And it was amazing. There were so many pilgrims in Lhasa and in the monasteries. And I was the only western tourist, at least till the end of my trip. I walked many koras with the pilgrims at the Barkhor / around the holy Jokhang Temple. And I must…


Finally back to China and the Tibetan areas (May/June 2023)

The Songge Mani Stone Mound

Finally back to China and the Tibetan areas (May/June 2023) It was January 2020, when I suddenly had to return home early from my travel in Tibet. The Corona pandemic had started in China and the country got locked. I had the last KLM flight from Chengdu to Amsterdam. Lucky me. I took more than 3 years before I could return. In 2022 life became in many countries more or less normal again. Travelling started up again. But China remained…


An unexpected shorter trip to Tibet – January 2020

Dorje Drak Monastery

An unexpected shorter trip to Tibet In January 2020 my annual visit to Tibet was on the program. And I looked very much forward to it. I think at the beginning of January I read on the internet a first message of a mysterious virus that had come up in the city of Wuhan in China. A few people got a flu like illness in that city. At that moment I didn’t think it would have repercussions for my travel.…


Nangchen and Jiuzhaigou N.P. revisited – October 2019

Nangchen Gar Monastery

Nangchen and Jiuzhaigou N.P. revisited Last year (2018) I traveled in the land of the yaks and visited the remote area of Nangchen. As I wrote in my blog about that travel, I visited Gaden Monastery there. We (my guide, my driver and me) had some problems visiting this monastery because nobody could tell us where this monastery was located. But I found it thanks to the navigation app MAPS.ME. There are a lot more monasteries in Nangchen, but at…


Yunnan and Songpan 2017

A stupa at Manting Park at the city of Jinghong, Xishuangbanna region

Finally I’m ready to publish the pictures of my travel to Yunnan and Songpan in October 2017. You can now see the first part in the portfolio section. Part 1 consists of pictures of traveling south through the province of Yunnan to the Xishuangbanna region, that borders to Myanmar. The pictures takes you to the city of Zhaotong, the Daocheng Red Land, the Stone Forest at Shilin, Fuxian Lake near the city of Kunming, tropic Jinghong in the Xishuangbanna region…


Coming soon: very special ceremony at Sera Monastery

Lhasa: special ceremony at Sera Monastery

In January 2016 I travelled again in Tibet. And I was very lucky to be able to witness a very special, rare ceremony at Sera Monastery. The ceremony was for a monk who had passed the highest debating examinations and became a high lama. Right now I’m working on the photos I made of this ceremony. I will publish them as soon as possible. So stay tuned in!


Yunnan – Sichuan – Kham – October 2015

 My Yunnan, Sichuan & Kham travel In the province Yunnan live a lot of minority people. Also the scenery there is very alternate and beautiful. In Yunnan I visited major tourist cities as Dali and Lijiang. But I also visited the cities of Wuding and Chuxiong, where almost no (foreign) tourist come. I enjoyed seeing this cities very much. The people where very friendly and relaxed there. After the Chinese part of Yunnan I visited the Tibetan part of Yunnan.…

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