PEOPLE ARE PEOPLE WE are an amazing bunch, aren’t we? A young lad at the Somapura Mahavihara Buddhist monastry in Bangladesh.Flores is an Indonesian island abut half way between Bali and Timor. It is (was?) little visited, and full of characters like this.An Indonesian man on a whale hunting boat, in the village of Lamalera, Lembata, which is near Timor.Flores, Indonesia. This beautiful old dear has turned her face at just the right time.A farm with a racing bull, hoping he will bring fortune and fame, Madura, Indonesia.These two besties were playing in the yard of one of Harar's (Ethiopia) historical buildings.Gondar's historical 17th century fort is a favourite wedding site for Ethiopian couples.Schoolkids in a village on the outskirts of Gondar, Ethiopia.In the market of Gondar, Ethiopia.A wise looking man visiting one of the historical churches in Bahir Dar, Ethiopia.Ethiopia, Simien Mountains. 4000 metres above sea level, villagers brace against the cold with blankets for protection. Most of the people we met here had no shoes. I was wearing two pairs of gloves, five upper and two lower layers, and a beanie.Tajikistan's Rasht Valley saw no shortage of fighting in the 1990s, but this old jeep is the perfect play thing for these kids.Young Afghan lads in the Khalia Khum border market, Tajikistan.Artush was the departure village for a 3 day hike thhrough the scenic Fann Mountains, Tajikistan. The bright colours of this girl's clothes contracst with the drab earthy colours of the village.Newlyweds in Kyrgyzstan, celebrating in a national park near Bishkek.Kyrgyz men wait for the highlight of the World Nomad Games, the final of the kokbaru, v Kazakhstan. What's kokbaru? See my Kyrgyzstan pics!Having just taken out gold in the horseback archery at the World Nomad Games, this rider updates his Facebook.Karakol's Sunday livestock market is a great place to see all the cows, sheep, goats and horses you have ever wanted, as well as some funny hats, colourful scarves, and friendly old men.A Kyrgyz gent astride a horse at the Karakol Sunday market, Kyrgyzstan.Young village women in Papua New Guinea.Some kids I met in Luang Namtha, Laos.Laos kids at home in their village near Tha Kek.Young men dressed for the weekly "tamu" market in Kota Belud, in Malaysia's Borneon state of Sabah.A young lad in a farming village in the south of Sri Lanka.A couple of youngsters in a shanty town part od Ulan Batur, Mongolia.A pair of young nomads, somewhere in the vastnss of Mongolia, playing with their herd.Two war veterans outside the ger in Mongolia, resplendent in their traditional del.They were flush with pride at their medals and my photographing them. I hope the prints I sent made it back to them.Mum and youngster resting on their wagon, which will soon carry their home and chattles to winter pasture, Mongolia.In central Mongolia's Arangkhai province, a nomad herds his goats.This young fellow paid me regular visits while I camped in upcountry Tsetserleg, Mongolia. Eventually, we became such good friends he took off with my Mongolian phrase book. It was useless anyway.A Tajik trader in the Uzbekistan region of Fergana.With so much grandeur and so many vast monuments to take in, Uzbekistan's Samarkand in summer can be tiring.Driving up Route 1340 on the Thai-Burma border, I chanced upon a Shan Buddhist temple ceremony. This happy chappie sports the Shan flag on his front and map insignia on his back.Sporting a pith helmet and full arm traditional "sak yant" temple tattoos, drinking whiskey and playing in a band in the back of a ute? Must be Thailand.Two girls are all smiles during a highway street part during Thailand's Songkran water festival.Half of this frame was exposed when I loaded the film, that's why he has one ear. Aranyaprathet, Thailand.