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My name is Rand Blimes. I have a job I love (teaching political science at BYU-Hawaii), a family I adore, and a never-ending desire to see as much of the world as I possibly can. I started the Because Travel Blog to explore the cultural, physical, psychological, social, and spiritual effects of travel . . . and to share some great stories and photographs.
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Our boat captain, who showed us life on the River in rural Vietnam
Inside a madrassa in Marrakech
Sunset at the monastery at Lamayuru, Ladakh (India)
Angkor Wat, Cambodia
Kathmandu's Durbar Square took a beating in the 2015 earthquake. But it is still spectacular.
The answer my friend . . .
Evening falls on the main Street of Luang Prabang, Laos
Some of the monastery in Ladakh are old school. The prayer wheels have a thick, cloth covering and any visible writing long since vanished
A woman sitting in a temple in Udaipur, India
The Rock formation known as the Wave. Coyote Buttes, Utah-Arizona border.
Gompa on a hill overlooking the town of Leh
This is an Aspen forest (right outside Aspen, Colorado). It was fall, and the bright yellow Aspen leaves were backlit. I used a long exposure and moved the camera up and down. Of the many, many images I made like this, this was the best.