PEEPLE Common ancestory. Uncommon variety. India rocks some great facial hair, and the Sikhs are some of the best proponents. This gent is a guardian at the gurdwara Harmandir Sahib (Golden Temple) in Amritsar.In the back streets of Agra, Delhi, some kids pull some tough poses.An Indian tourist takes in the Taj views from the royal gardens of Mehtan Bagh.Himba women returing from the town, in northern Namibia.Himba tribeswoman wearing traditional paste of ochre for sun protection, northern Namibia.A smile that could melt the hardest heart, up in the hills of Bohol, Philippines.I wanted a pic of mama selling plants by the roadside, but I go this instead. Kinda works. Bohol, Philippines.Not sure if they are street kids, or just hanging out while their parents work the busy Carbon Market in Cebu City, Philippines, but they were a pretty friendly bunch, like the others in the area.It's all about the 'gram for these selfie-obsessed Chinese tourists at Santo Niño Basilica, Cebu, arguably the most important Catholic church in the Philippines.I spent far too much time at mechanics in Burma, trying to keep a 1964 BSA going. These kids and that lovely old car were where I left it, in Bagan.Burma's kings sent men across the country to bring back the most beautiful women. Chin women responded by tattooing their faces, a tradition now fading away.A gorgeous old dear suppresses a smile, in Matupi, a seldom visited town in Burma's Chin mountains.In 1997, tourists in Burma were unusual enough. Steping off a 1960s British motorcycle at a random roadside shack for lunch, I surprised a few people.A young lady wards off the midday sun under a traditional farmer's hat, on the highway heading north in Burma.First stop heading north from Yangon, is Bago, where these folks are dodging the afternoon heat under a bridge.Villagers on the west bank of Pathein's Bassein river particpate in a New Years' pole-climbing festival.One of the less sober villagers at the festival had something very important to tell me, or so he thought.School kids visiting the historic Arakan kingdom temples in Mrauk U. Burma is one of the few places in South East Asia where tourists are a novelty.Every town has got one- the wandering, friendly drunk with no English and lots too say. Mrauk U, Burma has this fellow. Harmless.I wonder what she is thinking?This monk in a hilltop temple in Rakhine State, Burma, made me decidely uncomfortable. Maybe I made too much of the role of Buddhist extremists in the ethnic cleansing of Rohingya?Some things are universal. No trip to Burma's magnificent Shwedagon Paya would be complete without a selfie.A Cambodian Buddhist lady making temple offerings.A man cuts wood for boat-making in Siem Reap, Cambodia.A lovely smile in Cambodia's rice fields, in Kampong Cham province.A shy young lass carried the family belongings away from floods in Sieam Reap, Cambodia.Pailin was the final strong hold of the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia. These two youngsters lived in a falling down shack on the edge of town.More victims of that awful war and it's legacy- land mines. I remember these two and just how happy they seemed.Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Why would you buy a kid a toy gun?Well-dressed and colourful cleaners, also in the Cambodian capital.Kids will always find some way to play, when they have no X-boxes, and a farmer's wagon, on the fringe of Phnom Penh.Also on the city fringe, how cool is that home-made pram?With Cambodia's Royal Palace in the background, dry season farmland on the Tonle Sap is how the other half live.A man and his kids hang in a hammock in the centre of Phnom Penh. Possibly that is home.Cambodia's Royal Guard displaying its professionalism at the water festival.A mother and son head towards the Mon bridge for which Sangkhlaburi is famed.A mother adjusts her son's longyi.Traditional longyi worn by men and women in Sangkhlaburi's Mon village during Songkran, Thailand's New Year festival.