I really only made this website for something to do, a way to channel my energy, pretend that my travels are in some way productive.
This certainly is not a money making venture. Although many have told me I should become a travel blogger, this is not intended to be a blog. There’ll be no day to day updates, or weely reviews of hotels and sunsets. I won’t be telling you how to get a Tajik visa, or whether to take the train or bus to Chiang Mai. I’ll let the pictures tell the stories.
There will be lots of photographs. I have a few to choose from. Over 9,000 from Thailand for example. Two weeks in India yielded over 1,500, and I didn’t even go to Jaipur. Photos of temples. Photos of ruins, of castles, of cooks. Photos of birds and big cats and mosques and markets. There’ll be some weird and some wonderful, as well as the mundane things we ignore back home. Like carrots.
Bus To Nowhere is not finished. It probably never will be. Initially, I need to work through a catalogue of digital work from 2005. Then, I hope to digitize my slides and prints from 1992 to 2005. Those ancient manuscripts will have tonnes from Cambodia and Vietnam from 1992-1995, as well as Indonesia, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Russia, Mongolia and more.
Namibia, Thailand, Taiwan and Central Asia will take a long time, simply because of the volume. Right now, I have a few countries from Africa up. Some old pre-digital stuff from South East Asia snuck its way up, too, but a couple of dozen only for now. Other categories like People, Culture, Nature, will take time to build up.
Middle East should follow soon, because there isn’t so much to go through. My lack of understanding back then about photo editing resulted in a large chunk being in black and white.
By the time I get all that done, hopefully I’ll have thousands more photographs from new and old places. I’ll keep you posted.