Despite a history stretching back more than 8,000 years, Plovdiv’s most impressive building from antiquity was only rediscovered a few decades ago. The Theatre of Ancient Philippopolis was only found when a landslide caused by engineers tunnelling underneath one of the city’s hills revealed the site.
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Barely into the walking steadily on two feet part of his life, the small boy pressed his hands together in worship and bowed in front of the gilded symbol of Burma’s heritage. His act of homage earned him coos and aahs from his family and a gentle pat on the head from a nearby watching monk.
Each year during camel mating season randy males are pitted against each other in a tradition that stretches back to the nomadic Turkic tribes that lived on the Mongolian Steppe. Dressed in colourful costumes, the bulls are coaxed into a frothing excitement by the presence of females and encouraged to fight.
With no idea where we are going to go next we are taking one last look back to our last trip. We have done the best of times, we have laid bare the worst of our Wintering in Southeast Asia trip and now, as the weather heats up for Spring in the northern hemisphere, we end our almost year long trip to Southeast Asia with a photographic round up.
Somewhat astonishingly - especially for someone who has a regular feature entitled My Bad Travel Photo which highlights the usual travesties we manage to take - we were chosen as the winners of Travel Photo Roulette. We are now strutting about with our chests protruding prominently and proclaiming our genius with a lens to anyone who will listen.