Home / News & Site History / January 2005 newsletter

The Quarterly TerraNomada Newsletter

January 2005 | Member edition

TerraNomada launches it’s first online gallery

Country Focus  


Tibet, roof of the world

Not really a country but 'liberated' by the Chinese of their independence, Tibet is among my absolute favourite destinations in Asia. Why? I guess the mysterious Buddhist Kingdom exercises the same hold on my imagination that had so intoxicated early Western travellers.  

Top 5 most popular pictures at TerraNomada

1    Magical moments at Shwedagon Pagoda

2    The mighty Tibetan plateau

3    Pilgrims walking the Nam Tso Kora

4    Balancing on a Burmese waterbuffalo

5    Monks watching sunset at Mandalay Hill



If you feel that my best picture is missing from this list, please vote here and tell me which one you would like to add to my top 5.

Experience the fun that I had...

Having built up the reputation of being an extension of my own camera, I heard many of you think; "Why does he even bother?", crawling through snake invested fields in Myanmar, freezing my fingers off in winter at 5 am in Lhasa, navigating minefields in Eastern-Cambodia. Always waiting for that one shot, expecting the unexpected. Well, let me put it this way: I hope you have as much fun viewing my pictures as I had taking them!

While travelling all over the world in 2003 and the beginning of 2004, I made approximately 10.000 pictures. It took me months to view and select the ones I like to share with friends and fellow travellers who I met on the road. Since December 2004, I started putting a small selection of my collection on my website: www.terranomada.com.

Have fun browsing through my photographs of Myanmar and Tibet, the first galleries that I have put online. Please provide me with feedback and share with me your thoughts of what you think are my best pictures. The site is updated every month with new material so visit regularly for new countries and photographs.

Thanks for reading.
Dennis Kaarsgaarn


This quarters highlights

Myanmar (Burma)

Myanmar – or Burma as it is still better known in the West – is a country of gold-sheathed pagodas, magnificent temple ruins and peaceful monks and nuns. A country where the curse of modernization has barely made an imprint and the serenity of the past can be quietly savoured in the present. A place where the ruins of ancient and glorious kingdoms stand stark and unrenovated, where cities and towns retain their ambience and charm, and where people are courteous and mindful of others. However, to those who know it, Myanmar is a land of mystifying contradictions, a country whose spirited people have withstood centuries of oppression, from Kublai Khan to the present military regime.  


Shangri-la, the Land of Snows , the roof of the world: for centuries the mysterious Buddhist kingdom of Tibet , locked away in its mountain fastness of the Himalaya , has exercised a unique hold on the imagination of the West. Tibet is without doubt one of the most remarkable places to visit in Asia . It offers fabulous monastery sights, breathtaking high-altitude treks, stunning views of the world’s highest mountains and one of the most likeable peoples you will ever meet. But you are never far from the reality of politics. For anyone who travels with their eyes open, a visit to Tibet will be a memorable, fascinating, but sobering and at times even saddening experience.  

Coming soon February 2005: Cambodia

There are few historical sites in Asia that can match the grandeur of the temples of Angkor. However, visit our site next month and find out that Cambodia has more to offer than Angkor Wat alone. From splendid Phnom Penh to the isolated jungle villages of remote Mondulkiri. From rare freshwater dolphins in the mighty Mekong River to the empty beaches at Sihanoukville.

Our site is updated every month. Visit regularly for new countries and photographs.

About this newsletter  

You are receiving this quarterly newsletter because you are a known friend of TerraNomada, the online image gallery, featuring the finest in travel, landscape, nature and historical photography, featuring thousands of pictures, available as fine art prints or for image licensing, and have asked us to send you this information or someone else has added your email address to our mailing list.

Share the wealth:
If you think this newsletter is interesting for someone you know, please send us an email containing the email address of this person. Click here to forward this newsletter.

To unsubscribe:
If you do not wish to receive this quarterly newsletter any longer please send us an email to unsubscribe. Click here to email your request.

Please do not reply to this message. This is an unmonitored address for outgoing mail only. Address questions or comments to: info@terranomada.com

If your Internet provider filters incoming e-mail, please add terranomada.com and orangemail.nl to your list of approved senders to make sure you receive the TerraNomada quarterly newsletters to which you subscribe.

Home · Terms of use · Contact · Buy fine art prints · License stock photography