Traversing continents and cultures will ineavitably lead to more or less of a culture shock. What is bizzare for a westerner may be completely normal for a person from a developing country and vice versa. But sometimes, 'weird' transcends cultural borders.
Most of the time, it is impossible to capture the moment or the scene, so most such experiences are just memories. Photos that follow are of those rare occassions when I did manage to capture the moment before it was gone.
Quintessential Varanasi - pilgrims and tourists oblivious to the dead body floating nearby. On the subsequent trip to Varanasi, I saw a corpse of a newborn baby floating by. Un-burnt body parts can also be seen floating down the river.
Whole family on a scooter is a common scene anywhere in SE Asia.
Somewhere on Sumatra.
Malacca rickshaws come in many forms and shapes, "Hello Kitty" is probably among most popular.
So happy together, sleeping in the middle of a street in Varanasi, India.
Monkey enjoying people watching (actually crazy backpacker watching).
Overloaded truck with wheels barely protruding, are a common sight in India.
"Holi" or is it "holy" cow.
Pilgrims on the way to Yamanotri do not need to walk, just need money to pay someone to carry them.
American car art, Nevada desert.
Australian car art, outback.
Amazing selection of vodkas.
Camel and horse milk for sale in a Kyrgyz supermarket.
Hunter's town - Jackson Hole.
Nevada's desert art'.