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DEREK HENDERSON

Derek is an author, Buddhist, cook, music lover, photographer & traveller

TRAVEL
Lhasa Tibet 1987
Lhasa - Tibet 1987
Gyantse Tibet 1988
Gyantse - Tibet 1988
Taktsang Bhutan 1996
Taktsang - Bhutan 2007

BHUTAN
6 extensive trips including trek (1996), entry overland from West Bengal (1999), visit to remote festival (2004), country-wide tour (2007), visit to festival in central Bumthang district (2013), visit to the Haa valley & festivals in Bumthang (2016). Pre-2005 (when the rules were relaxed), granted government permission to enter temples, including Taktsang,  normally forbidden to foreigners.
BURMA

Tour including Rangoon, Bagan, & Mandalay (1998); extensive tour including Bagan, Mandalay, Inle Lake, Kyaingtong, Mrauk U, Kyaiktiyo (2002).
CAMBODIA
Visit including Phnom Penh, the temples of Angkor & Tonlé Sap lake (1998).
CHINA
20 trips since 1984, including several long railway journeys & two long overland drives, visiting, amongst others, Beijing, Chengde, Chengdu, Daofu, Foshan, Ganzi, Guangzhou, Kanding, Lanzhou, Luhuo, Ningbo, Shanghai, Shaoxing, Xi'an, Xiaogang, Xining, Ya'an, Zhaoqing & Zhongshan.
Took parties of students to China annually 1992-97.
See College Trips Photographs
HONG KONG
Extensive visits 1974, 1984/87/89, 1992/93/94. Shorter visits 2003/04/06/08/10/11/12/13/15/16.
INDIA
Long road journey Delhi, Amritsa, Dharamsala, Manali, Leh (Ladakh) & Srinagar (Kashmir) (1990); tour of Bengal & Sikkim (1999); tour of Ladakh, Bengal & Sikkim (2005); visit to Tamil Nadu (2008).Long rail/road/air journey Delhi, Gaya, Bodhgaya, Varanasi, Sarnath, Kushinagar, Dharamsala & McLeod Ganj (2009). Long air/road journey Delhi, Guwahati, Tezpur, Bomdila, Dirang, Tawang (2011); Long road journey Chandigarh, Shimla, Manali, Rohtang Pass, Keylong, Dalhousie, McLeod Ganj, Dharamsala (2014). Annual Yuletide/New Year visits to Bombay & Goa 1993 onwards (except Kerala in 1995/6).
LAOS
Visit including boat trip down Mekong river from Huay Kai to Pakbeng & Luang Prabang, visit to Vientiane (1998).
NEPAL
Overland Kathmandu to Tibet (1988, 1992 & 1994);  Kathmandu (1996); Kathmandu & Lumbini (2004).
TIBET
Lhasa by air from Chengdu (1987); overland from Kathmandu to Lhasa, via Tingri, Sakya, Shigatse, Gyantse & Lake Yamdrok (1988); train from Lanzhou to Xining, visiting Kumbum, overland to Lake Kokonor & train to Golmud (& back!) (1990); Lake Manasarova & Mount Kailas (1992); major overland journey from Gongkar to Tsetang & Samye Gompa, Lhasa, Drak Yerpa caves, Nagqu, through Kham, via Chamdo, to the Chinese border (1994).
TRINIDAD & TOBAGO
Extensive visits 1973/75/78, 1986, 1991
USA
Visits to California (including drive from San Diego - San Francisco), Memphis TN (and train to) New Orleans LA (including JazzFest 2005/06/08/09/10/13), Dallas TX & New York City (1981/88, 1991/93/97, 2000/02/03/05/06/07/08/09/10/12/13/15).
VIETNAM
Trip visiting Saigon, Hue, train to Hanoi, & tour of NW including Dien Bien Phu & Sapa (1995); extensive tour of South, Central & NE (2001); a 3000km journey S to N (2008).

SHORT VISITS
Europe: Belgium, France, Germany, Ireland, Malta & Gozo, Spain & Switzerland 1956 onwards
Grenada (2002/10/11/12/14/15/16/17); Malaysia (2002); Sri Lanka (2000); Sweden (2006); Thailand (1998); Turkey (1996).


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