Matharu

Various photos of me, Kulvinder Singh Matharu. Most recent are shown first (more or less).
Namibian Skies  Looking up at the stars from a field in Namibia. Photo taken in August 2015. Kulvinder Matharu  Kulvinder Matharu in Hong Kong. Photo taken in April 2013. Kulvinder Matharu  Kulvinder Matharu in Hong Kong. Photo taken in April 2013. Kulvinder Matharu  Kulvinder Matharu in Hong Kong. Photo taken in April 2013.
Kulvinder Matharu  Kulvinder Matharu in Hong Kong. Photo taken in April 2013. Kulvinder Matharu  Kulvinder Matharu in Hong Kong. Photo taken in April 2013. Kulvinder Matharu at Nippur  Kulvinder Matharu at Nippur, Iraq. The lack of sun is due to a sandstorm! Photo taken in April 2011 Kulvinder Matharu at Al Caesar Church  Kulvinder Matharu at Al Caesar Church, southern Iraq. Photo taken in April 2011.
Kulvinder Matharu at Al Caesar Church  Kulvinder Matharu at Al Caesar Church, southern Iraq. Photo taken in April 2011. Kulvinder Matharu at Al Caesar Church  Kulvinder Matharu at Al Caesar Church, southern Iraq. Photo taken in April 2011. Kulvinder Matharu at Uruk  Kulvinder Matharu at Uruk, Iraq. The lack of sun is due to a sandstorm! Photo taken in April 2011 Kulvinder Matharu at Ur  Kulvinder Matharu at Ur, Iraq. The lack of sun is due to a sandstorm! Photo taken in April 2011.
Kulvinder Matharu at Ur  Kulvinder Matharu at Ur, Iraq. The lack of sun is due to a sandstorm! Photo taken in April 2011. Kulvinder Matharu at Ur  Kulvinder Matharu at Ur, Iraq. The lack of sun is due to a sandstorm! Photo taken in April 2011. Kulvinder Matharu at Ur  Kulvinder Matharu at Ur, Iraq. The lack of sun is due to a sandstorm! Photo taken in April 2011. Kulvinder Matharu at Eridu  Kulvinder Matharu at Eridu, Iraq. The lack of sun is due to a sandstorm! Photo taken in April 2011
Kulvinder Matharu at Eridu  Kulvinder Matharu at Eridu, Iraq. The lack of sun is due to a sandstorm! Photo taken in April 2011 Kulvinder Matharu at Eridu  Kulvinder Matharu at Eridu, Iraq. The lack of sun is due to a sandstorm! Photo taken in April 2011 Kulvinder Matharu at Eridu  Kulvinder Matharu at Eridu, Iraq. The lack of sun is due to a sandstorm! Photo taken in April 2011 Kulvinder Matharu at the Al Tar caves  Kulvinder Matharu at the Neolithic Al Tar caves, southern Iraq. Photo taken in April 2011.
Kulvinder Matharu at the Neolithic Al Tar caves  Kulvinder Matharu at the Neolithic Al Tar caves, southern Iraq. Photo taken in April 2011. Kulvinder Matharu resting  Kulvinder Matharu resting on one of the long drives in Iraq. Photo taken in April 2011. Matharu at Bamiyan  Kulvinder Singh Matharu next to the remains of an old gun placement in Shar-e Gholghola, Bamiyan, Afghanistan. The niche for the Large Buddha is in the background across the valley. This niche is all that is left after the Taliban infamously destroyed the Large Buddha.    Photo taken in August 2009. Matharu at Red City  Kulvinder Singh Matharu at Shar-e Zohak (The Red City), Bamiyan, Afghanistan.    Photo taken in August 2009.
Matharu at chaikhana  At a chaikhana somewhere between Bamiyan and Band-e Amir, Afghanistan. A cold, desolate place. Wouldn't want to be here during the winter!    Photo taken in August 2009. Matharu on the road  Kulvinder Singh Matharu on the road between Dowshi and Bamiyan. Afghanistan.    Photo taken in August 2009. Matharu at Samangen (Aybak)  Kulvinder Singh Matharu near the abandoned Buddhist caves near Samangen (Aybak). Afghanistan.    Photo taken in August 2009. Matharu and hotel security guards  Kulvinder Singh Matharu with the security guards for our hotel in Kabul, Afghanistan.    Photo taken in August 2009.
Matharu on beach  Matharu on beach...on one of the many small islands next to Langkawi Island, Malaysia.  Photo taken in August 2008. Guitar Man  Kulvinder Singh Matharu and his guitar.    Photo taken in 2008. Long Langsat River Fun  Tried to get to the rapids of Long Langsat, but a tributary of the Sungai Tutoh was very shallow due to lack of recent rainfall. Our boat couldn't go upstream any further so we decided to go for a river-walk and have a bit of fun. This is me cooling down.  Near the Mulu Caves, Sarawak, Borneo, Malaysia.  Photo taken in August 2008. Prawns along the Kinabatangan  Kulvinder Matharu with a local fisherman and his prawn-catch at a small village alongside the Kinabatangan River. Sabah, Borneo, Malaysia. Photo taken in March 2008.
Matharu  Me along the Kinabatangan River in Sukau. Sabah, Borneo, Malaysia.  Photo taken in March 2008. Bamboo Raft  That's me on one of those bamboo rafts. Bit hard to sit on those things! That's supposed to be an oar that I'm holding but it was just a bamboo stick...hard work rowing that raft! I felt that I was totally submerged at one point when hitting a more vigorous rapid. Sabah, Borneo, Malaysia.    Photo taken in March 2008. Mud  Trekked to a mud volcano which is used by local wildlife as a mineral/salt lick.    I decided to get right in and tried burying myself! Couldn't be bothered to put my clothes back on and trekked back as is with hat, glasses, shorts and boots. At least the mud covering kept the leeches at bay! One of the few occasions that I wasn't "leeched". Luckily our local guide carried all of my other clothes and camera equipment.    Came to this dirt road and a vehicle filled with locals drove by and they gave us some funny looks...can't think why! Had a wash/swim in the river to get all that mud off (hard to remove!) when getting back. Tabin Wildlife Reserve, Sabah, Borneo, Malaysia.    Photo taken in March 2008. Matharu on ship  A photo of me, Kulvinder Singh Matharu. onboard our Russian ship, probably in the bar! Photo taken in Antarctica, December 2007.
Kulvinder Matharu having a cheer  Kulvinder Matharu enjoying Christmas cheer in Antarctica. Matharu buzzing  A photo of Kulvinder Singh Matharu, captures his buzzing mood enjoing a few drinks after a long day out in Antarctica.    Photo taken in Antarctica, December 2007. Matharu Wideangle  A photo of me, Kulvinder Singh Matharu. Photo taken in Antarctica, December 2007. Matharu and Water  A photo of me, Kulvinder Singh Matharu. Photo taken in Antarctica, December 2007.
Matharu at Door  A photo of me, Kulvinder Singh Matharu. Photo taken in Antarctica, December 2007. Matharu in Yellow  A photo of me, Kulvinder Singh Matharu. Photo taken in Antarctica, December 2007. Matharu Wrapped Up  A photo of me, Kulvinder Singh Matharu, all wrapped-up warm. Photo taken in Antarctica, December 2007. Matharu and Mountaintop  A photo of me, Kulvinder Singh Matharu, on top of a mountain. Actually, I think calling it a mountain might be a bit of an exaggeration. Photo taken in Antarctica, December 2007.
Matharu  Kulvinder Singh Matharu...without eyeglasses    Photo taken in 2007. Pale Blue Matharu  Yours truly, Kulvinder Singh Matharu...without his eyeglasses too!    Photo taken in January 2007. Matharu  Phopto taken of me, Kulvinder Singh Matharu, whilst someone was testing my camera.    Photo taken in 2003. Kulvinder Matharu at Machu Picchu  Kulvinder Matharu at Machu Picchu, Peru. August 2002.
Tarzan-like  Acting Tarzan-like in the Amazon rainforest, Peru. August 2002. Passport picture of me  While in Laos, I was in desperate need for some passport photos to put into the visa forms for entry into Cambodia. I managed to find one photographic shop in Vientiane that took some photos. It turns out that these passport-sized photos are the only photographs of me while on my Oct/Nov trip to Thailand, Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. That's why this photo goes here. What you can't see, though, are the insect bites on the sides of my head and one next to my eyeball...nasty!  Photo taken in October 2001. A ball  At a ball in the Natrual History Museum, London..    Photo taken in 2000. Matharu on Mt Sinai  Me on top of Mt Sinai, Egypt. Started the climb from St Catherine's Monastery at 3am and got to the top at 5:30am...to see the sunrise of course - shame it was cloudy!  Tips -  Take winter clothing and make sure you have layers - it gets very warm on the way down...  Take food.  If possible, climb during the day and then "camp" at the top overnight to see the sunrise.  If climbing at night, make sure you have a good flashlight!  For the less able people - camels are available along the route to take you most of the way up but the higher up (and more tired) you are the more expensive the camels!
Mountain Top - Petra  Me on the mountain tops at Petra, Jordan.  Photo taken in January 2000. Mountain Top - Petra  Another photo of me in the mountain tops of Petra, Jordan.  Photo taken in January 2000. Matharu and Victoria Harbour  Hi there! This is me in December 1996 at the Kowloon waterfront, Hong Kong. Behind me is Victoria Harbour...Hong Kong Island is in the background. Mataru in Hong Kong Park  Hong Kong Park in the "Central District" on Hong Kong Island itself. There's a zoo near here which is worth a visit if you've got a couple of hours to kill.  Photo taken in December 1996.
Tai O (Lantau Island)  This was taken in Tai O on Lantau Island near Hong Kong Island in November 1997. A couple of very nice girls took this picture of me! I have been informed that the painting was done by local kids to highlight the work of the local community centre. I can tell you one thing, that footwear sure looks bright...I got them from a sports shop in Kowloon the day before. Matharu and Seattle Space Needle  The Seattle Space Needle and me!  Photo taken in April 1995. Victoria BC  Victoria on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada.  Photo taken in April/May 1995. Abu Simbel  Yep, you can just about see me at the bottom of this photo. This is the famous temple at Abu Simbel, Egypt. I reached the place by road from Aswan. You can also fly in if you want to and that will save a lot of time but it just seemed worth it to take the long trek by road. After travelling so long by road it's a pleasant surprise to finally reach Abu Simbel.  The photo was taken in 1994 (I can't remember in which month as I've since had my passport stolen and can't immediately lay my hands on any other documents that would detail the dates).
Grand-Canyon-5  In the Grand Canyon.    Photo taken in 1993. Lincoln Cente  This is the fountain in the grounds of the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. The place is in Manhattan, New York, USA. Now I wanna sing the theme music to "Fame"!  Photo taken in June/July 1993, by  SS Mahal. Matharu on Creole Queen  This is on the "Creole Queen" paddle boat on the Mississippi River just out of New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. OK, there's not much to see but I thought that I'd stick a photo of me here so you could see what I looked like without my sunglasses! OK, OK, I'll put the shades back on if that will make you happy!  Photo taken in June/July 1993, by  SS Mahal. Matharu at Grand Canyon  Another photo of me in the Grand Canyon, Arizona, USA. I'd just bought that T-shirt from Las Vegas..."Dirty Dealer"! Well, I thought it was cool...  Photo taken in June/July 1993, by  SS Mahal.
Matharu at Grand Canyon  This is a poser shot of me in the Grand Canyon, Arizona, USA. We're at the south rim and have flown in from Las Vegas. That same evening we got back to Las Vegas and managed to get some tickets to see Frank Sinatra at the Desert Inn.  Photo taken in June/July 1993, by  SS Mahal. Half Dome and me  The impressive Half Dome...one of the many wonders in Yosemite California, USA.  Photo taken in June/July 1993, by  SS Mahal. House in Jahore Bahru  Photo of me and Rie (traveller from Japan) in a house in Jahore Bahru - Malaysia.  Photo taken in December 1992. Phra Pathom Chedi Replica  Me at a replica of the original chedi at Phra Pathom, Nakhom Pathom, Thailand.  Photo taken in 1992.
Kulvinder Singh Matharu as a small kid  Kulvinder Singh Matharu aged about 6 years old.