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Kingdom of Bahrain

Bahrain – By Irene Butler Pics by Rick Bahrain Photos/ Sweet water bubbling up from the ocean depths has prompted continual settlements on the island of Bahrain for over 4,000 years, coupled with its being strategically located on ancient sea trade routes. For many centuries Bahrain’s pearl diving industry was the backbone of its economy,…

THE JARS AND “BOMBIES” OF LAOS

Laos by Irene Butler – Rick’s Laos Photo Gallery/ – Have you ever seen something so bizarre as to defy logic? As my eyes sweep over the vast array of pre-historic stone jars of mammoth proportions – there it is! A mind boggling enigma! What ancient peoples fashioned these vessels, and for what purpose? I…