Stephen Tapply Photography

Complete Stories


Old Souls' Day

...or how to feel really young when you're over 50!

The Occidental Tourist

Nervous, Happy and, worst of all, Superior Travellers.

On A Mountain Path, Dharamsala

Originally published in "India Poems: The Photographs".


Extracts from More Than A Fortnight


The End of the Season

When the wells start to run dry.

A Farewell To Alms

Poverty in India.

Slow Trek: The Old Generation

A bit of a walk in Nepal.

The Secret Life of Flores

Volcanic Lakes in Indonesia.

Burmese Daze

Four frenetic weeks in Myanmar, and a Fire Balloon Competition.

Field of Dreams

Almost off the beaten track in China.

Roadhog Day

The perils of walking and driving in China...

Nostalgia's not what it used to be.

Eavesdropping on a Superior Traveller in Yangshuo.

Reflections: Evolution

Some observations on the evolution of a long-term traveller.

Reflections: Question Time

The curiosity of locals and travellers.

Reflections: Table for One

The ups and downs of travelling solo.

Reflections: Raindrops on Roses

These are a few of my favourite things...

Speaking in Tongues

It's not that hard to learn a new language, or even several...

Close Encounters of the Word Kind

Meeting locals and travellers, and practising your language skills.

Lost in Translation

"Fall into the water carefully" and other abuses of English.

There's no 'just', it's...

Why your camera doesn't matter.




The Hitchhiker's Guide...

An attempt at humour...

The Joy of Travelling

You know you've been too long in Asia when...

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