Richard Hunt 259
 
Seattle, WA
I enjoy traveling with just a 8 lb backpack usually using local transportation and staying a budget hotels and hostels. Although I have been to over 45 countries, my favorites are South American and SE Asian countries. Check out my blog to learn about my travel adventures.
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Lingshed Gompa, Jammu and Kashmir, IndiaLingshed GompaJammu and Kashmir, IndiaHere is what the women of Lingshed are wearing--turquoise peraks with coral beading along with a sheep skin to sit on.Lingshed Gompa, Jammu and Kashmir, IndiaLingshed GompaJammu and Kashmir, IndiaAfter the monks had a festival for the villagers in their Gompa, the villagers enjoyed their festival with tsampa balls, flat bread and chang...Lingshed Gompa, Jammu and Kashmir, IndiaLingshed GompaJammu and Kashmir, IndiaThe horsemen caught up to us at one of the passes. Fortunately we just carried a day pack and the horses carried the rest. Our guide, Lobsang, is...Lingshed Gompa, Jammu and Kashmir, IndiaLingshed GompaJammu and Kashmir, IndiaWe have just reached Senge Pass that is one of the four passes we trekked over that were over 15,000 feet. I am with our guide, Lobsang, who has...Phuket, Thailand, Si Sunthon, ThailandPhuket, ThailandSi Sunthon, ThailandThey also use large swords to pierce their cheeks and even bike rims.Phuket, Thailand, Si Sunthon, ThailandPhuket, ThailandSi Sunthon, ThailandMany types of piercings mark the participants in the Vegetarian Festival. Tongues and cheeks are a frequent place for piercings.Phuket, Thailand, Si Sunthon, ThailandPhuket, ThailandSi Sunthon, ThailandAt the Vegetarian Festival, they also blow off lots of fireworks to ward off evil spirits.Phuket, Thailand, Si Sunthon, ThailandPhuket, ThailandSi Sunthon, ThailandThe fall Vegetarian Festival includes parades of these devotees do self mortification acting as mediums of God. They parade through town and absorb...Paraty, Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, BrazilParaty, BrazilRio de Janeiro, BrazilThis was one of the four island stops we made from Paraty. Lots of swimming and snorkeling. On the boat we were continually entertained by a...Koh Rong, Sihanoukville, CambodiaKoh RongSihanoukville, CambodiaOnce you hike to the other side of Koh Rong, where the ferry boats drop you off after coming from Sihanoukville , you are greeted with this...Phi Phi Island, Ao Nang, ThailandPhi Phi IslandAo Nang, ThailandThis is Phi Phi Island just one year after the 2004 Boxing Day Tsunami that killed 240,000 people in 14 countries. It has quickly recovered...Ko Samet, Ban Phe, ThailandKo SametBan Phe, ThailandThe white sand beaches with this rickety dock that seem to go out to unknown adventures ahead of me.Gili Islands, West Nusa Tenggara, IndonesiaGili IslandsWest Nusa Tenggara, IndonesiaNo cars on this small sugar sand island that you can walk around in a few hours. In Indonesia.Tilikum Place, Seattle, WashingtonTilikum PlaceSeattle, WashingtonChief Seattle is reaching out to the Space Needle, a Seattle Landmark.Ko Samet, Ban Phe, ThailandKo SametBan Phe, ThailandBath water warm, white sandy beach with this rickety dock heading off to infinity creates the feeling of an #EndlessSummer.Zulu Nyala Game Reserve, Hluhluwe, South AfricaZulu Nyala Game ReserveHluhluwe, South AfricaWe won a Room to Read charity auction for a one week safari to this lodge. When we arrived, we met a number of other guests who had also gotten...Valparaiso, ChileValparaisoChileI really enjoyed visiting this city by the water. It reminded me a bit of San Francisco. Here is a graffiti I especially enjoyed and the city is...Vicos, Ancash, PeruVicosAncash, PeruThis is one of the villages we visited in my Crooked Trails of Peru. We did a homestay in Vicos after a 2 hour hike uphill. We had a Panchamama...Krabi Island Tour, Ao Nang, ThailandKrabi Island TourAo Nang, ThailandWhen you sign up for the 4 island tour in Krabi, this is one of the island stops where they moor the long tail boats.Wat Pho, Bangkok, ThailandWat PhoBangkok, ThailandThis is one of the more famous reclining Buddhas found at Wat Po.
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