Bhutan is awe inspiring from the moment you start flying over the Himalayas and land in a breathtaking valley. Known as the “Land of the Thunder Dragon”, Bhutan is as magical as it gets. A country where a handsome young Elvis look-a-like became King, cigarettes are illegal, chillies are a staple, rice is red and protective erotic art is painted on houses, schools and temple walls. A land that treasures Gross National Happiness more than Gross National Product.
It is a small nation of about 750,000 people in the Eastern Himalayas, nestled between Tibet, China and India. It has a unique government which has intentionally kept itself isolated from modernity. Bhutan’s extraordinary Buddhist sites and undisturbed traditional culture makes it the last remaining great Himalayan kingdom.
Feb 11 – 20, 2019
Oct 14 – Oct 23, 2019
Feb – TBD, 2020
Oct 12 – 21, 2020
China is one of those countries that everyone must see in their lifetime. And fortunately, it’s becoming easier to do just that. With the economy booming, and the government opening the borders to tourism, we can see the new China that is quickly becoming a country to understand.
Our journey into the Middle Kingdom will open your eyes into a world that may surprise you. The China we see today is not what we remember from our textbooks. This is a country that is full of contradictions, with new replacing old at a pace unmatched anywhere. We will endeavor to see the true China beneath the shiny, glossy wrapper of modern China. The China full of natural wonders, incredible scenery, centuries of history, and fabled cultures.
Join us in China, and experience places that have no equal anywhere in the world. Taste the wide variety of foods from it’s source, step back into a past with unrivaled history, witness the frenetic pace of growth in modern China. It’s just too much to imagine unless you truly experience it first hand.
Apr 29 – May 07, 2019
Apr 29 – May 07, 2020
May 07 – 15, 2019
May 07 – 15, 2020
Thailand is known as the Land of Smiles. You’ll experience this many times over on your adventure with us in the Kingdom of Thailand. And you will leave this wondrous country with many smiles of your own. When you first arrive in Bangkok, the heartbeat of the country, your senses will be overloaded with the scents, sounds and tastes of one of the world’s most popular and exotic cultures.
Our journey will cover many aspects of the Thailand that most people imagine. We will photograph the massive golden shrines to Buddha, the bustling markets overflowing with everything imaginable for sale, pristine beaches with azure water and fine white sand, and the crazy nightlife that punctuates the end of every day. The colours, the people, the food, the beauty of Thailand will all be captured through our cameras every day in this amazing country.
Join us in Thailand, and witness how this fiercely independent country has carved out its place in our imagination. Experience Thai food at it’s origin, both simple and flavourful. Meet the genuinely gracious Thai people along the way. And come away with an appreciation of a culture that is unmatched anywhere in Asia.
Apr 13 – Apr 27, 2019
Nov 11 – Nov 24, 2019
Apr 13 – Apr 27, 2020
Ian Robert Knight Photography
Ian is a professional photographer, specializing in travel editorial and street photography. Find out more about Ian's background and experiences in the bio page here.
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