THE ARDENT ENTHUSIAST

Winter Vacation – 2013-2014 – Thailand   Bangkok is an excellent place to buy gems and jewelry tools and a trip to Silom road is a great excuse to stop by...

August 2012 – Bokhara, Uzbekistan The One that Got Away! I had finished reading Travels into Bokhara: The Narrative of a Voyage on the Indus Being an account of a Journey from India...

Tibetan Turquoise Beads

General Introduction When did humans first start wearing beads and why did they start? According to Lois Sherr Dubin, in the The History of Beads (2009, p. 19): “… the earliest known beads...

In the summer of 2011 I went on a 21-day horseback trek through the Altai Mountains in Western Mongolia. After the trek we set up our yurt at a 3-day Eagle...

I took my daughters to Sri Lanka in the winter of 2010. Here is a gallery of a few of the many shots I took. Click on any photo to view...