OK so here is the Official Contest: Be the first to email to this site (in the Comments to this post) the city, country and place name of any of the three following photos, and we’ll send you — at our expense! — a nifty souvenir from the country in question. Could be a sandalwood elephant, could be an opium pipe. (Probably won’t be an opium pipe: customs and whatnot.) As an exciting bonus, if you email the exact GPS location where the photo was taken, we’ll make the prize extra special.

We’re off on our peregrinations north, into the mountains. We’ll survey the responses and notify the winner(s) in five days when we get back. Sabaai-dii!

1. Mystery Photo 1

2. Mystery Photo 2

3. Mystery Photo 3