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Photos from Around the World: Asia

Taiwan, Okinawa, Nepal, Japan.

Longshan Temple, Taiwan.

Chiang Kai Chek National Memorial, Taipei, Taiwan.

Chiang Kai Chek National Memorial, Taipei, Taiwan.

Mapping Tomb Complexes, Okinawa.

Shuri Castle, Okinawa.

Burning bodies by the river, Hindu temple, Kathmandu, Nepal.

Series of female shrines, Hindu temple, Kathmandu.

Turning the giant prayer wheel, Buddhist temple, Kathmandu.

Waterfalls and Sherpa villages on the trek to Everest Base Camp.

Sherpa village above the Dudh Kosi River, Nepal.

One of the many suspension bridges we crossed (background).

Taking in the view of the Himalayas.

Namche Bazaar, ca. 11,500 ft.

Mani stones along the trail.

Khumjung, ca. 12,000 ft.

Catching my breath after a steep ascent.

The highest monastery in the world: Tengboche, ca. 13,000 ft.

Everest, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam from Tengboche.

Monks in prayer, Tengboche Monastery, Nepal.

Acclimatization hike above Dingboche, ca. 15,000 ft.

Stone house in the middle of nowhere.

Monuments to the dead climbers.

More mani stones along the trail.

Sherpas and yaks along the trail.

I lost count of how many suspension bridges we crossed.

Cherry blossoms in bloom, Hamarikyu Gardens, Tokyo.

Imperial Palace, Tokyo.

Auction block at Tsukiji Fishmarket, Tokyo.

Climbing Mt. Fuji, Japan.

Arashiyama Bamboo Grove, Kyoto, Japan.

Tea House in Arashiyama, Kyoto.

Chion-in, Kyoto, Japan.

Fushimi-inari Taisha, Kyoto.

Kyoto, Japan.

Gardens of Tenryu-ji, Kyoto.

Gardens of Heian Jingu, Kyoto.

Gardens of Nijo-jo, Kyoto.

Springtime in Naritasan Park, Narita, Japan.

A little island in the Maldives.

Sunset from the Sheraton bungalows, Maldives.