Posts by David Rich:
In the Beginning…the Monkey on My Back: To See It All For my part, I travel not to go anywhere but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move; to feel the needs and hitches of our life more nearly; to come down off this feather-bed of civilization, and find […]
Burning happens around Labor Day at the Black Rock Desert in Nevada. It’s been going on for 30 plus years and it takes a great deal of perseverance to survive, since there are dust storms and you can’t even dispose of water at your campsite. Photos by David Rich
Rocamadour, at an angle. photos by David Rich. France with Ze French Chef By David Rich Contrary to what your mom told you, always talk to strangers. Then like me you may meet a personal tour guide for France, a grumpy Brit for traveling Sudan and Ethiopia, a Kyrgyz German lady to help explore the […]
By David Rich Walking around Kazakhstan’s former capital of Almaty was like walking into a convention of female Russian tennis stars, streets strewn with willowy lasses cavorting in short skirts swirling icy blonde hair, a welcome change to the natural expectation that most everyone would resemble unglamorous buffoons, aka Borat. [Editor’s note: Borat is a […]
By David Rich I’ve always been fascinated with Cappadocia in central Turkey. With its underground churches with colorful ancient murals, cave houses carved into ten-story high cliffs, and weird volcanic tufa sculpted by rain and wind into chaotic shapes, mostly tall, round and pointy, it’s unlike anywhere else on earth. The epitome of this visualization […]
By David Rich I was impressed, asking the slick looking chap chugging a Coors at the front door of the Silverton Saloon, What’s the heck’s the party for? Music blared out the swinging doors and short-skirted women hung around the guy like Hugh Hefner had left the country and moved abroad. A smile split his […]
The vale of Kashmir: an idyllic locale of uncommon beauty. Photos by David Rich of a spectacular part of India rarely visited by tourists.