Being an Asian tourist at Tiananamen Square in Beijing

In front of the Dome of the Rome in Jerusalem, the site of the First and Second Temples

Hiking at Kibbutz Ketura in southern Israel. The green patch in the background is the kibbutz and mountains in the back are in Jordan.

Wearing tefillin in front of the Western Wall, Jerusalem

Covered in mud at the Dead Sea, the lowest and saltiest place on Earth

At the top of the Bahá'í Gardens in beautiful Haifa, a city in northern Israel near the Lebanese border

From Nimrod's Fortress, gazing out into the mighty Golan Heights, captured from Syria in 1967

Entering Jordan for the first time

Entering the Siq, the winding passageway that leads to the rose-red city of Petra in Jordan

In front of the Monastery in the ancient city of Petra

Not really a great picture; exiting our meeting with Princess Rym, on our way to meet with Crown Prince Ghazi in Amman, the capital of Jordan

In front of an ancient Egyptian obelisk recovered from ruins near Aswan in the far south of Egypt. At the Cairo Museum, one of the world's great collections

On top of a camel in front of the Great Pyramid of Khufu in Giza, Egypt

Tourist-mode. Near the Sphinx in Giza, Egypt

Me in front of Ramses II in Luxor, Egypt (around 450 miles south of Cairo)

In front of the Blue Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey

In front of the Dolmabahçe Palace in Istanbul

In front of the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in Sofia, Bulgaria

In front of Buckingham Palace in London

In front of the Tower Bridge in London

Jetlagged like no other, drinking a coconut from a street vendor in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

In front of the Petronas Towers in the capital of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur

The classic pose in front of downtown Singapore

Paul and I in Tirta Gangga, a freshwater pool system meant for medieval kings on the island of Bali, Indonesia

My uncle led Paul and I up 3,000 feet to one of Bali's most sacred Hindu shrines. Wearing the sarong on the mountain was required, located on Bali, Indonesia.

Climbing the Sydney Harbour Bridge is one of Lonely Planet's Top 10 Best Experiences on Earth. It really was. In Sydney, Australia

My dad and I, wielding our walking sticks (soon to be thrown in lava), in front of Volcán Pacaya in southeast Guatemala

In front of prosaically named Temple I at the best preserved Maya city in the world, Tikal, in the far northeast of Guatemala

Dad and I covered in the 'healing' mud at Volcán del Totumo near Cartagena, Colombia

4 Responses to Highlights

  1. zlain says:

    updated through Guatemala

  2. zlain says:

    updated through Colombia

  3. Wow, Zach, your traveling around looks so amazing and impressive!

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