THE ARDENT ENTHUSIAST

I bought this little Buddha in Vang Vieng, Laos, and it is very puzzling. I’ve never been able to find another example of a seated Buddha holding a naga-handled mirror in...

September 2015 It was a long day of driving through the flat, gravely landscape, but it was worth it when we finally rolled up to the fabled ruins of Ongiin Khiid...

September 2015 The Flaming Cliffs, also known as Bayanzag  (Баянзаг) – Dinosaur fossils – Roy Chapman Andrews had been one of my heroes since childhood. A fantasy incarnate – our exploration...

September 2015 Petroglyphs – this form of rock art is found all over Central Asia. On a recent expedition to Spiti, in Northern India, the archaeologist John Vincent Bellezza focused on documenting 24...

September 2015 When we finally left the White Stupa rock formations it was late afternoon and time to find a place to stay for the night. Hishka knew of a family...