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This site is about new perspectives of world cultures, so we can inspire children to learn about our world. In my 28 years of study and travel, I’ve found that the world’s cultural wealth is a boundless treasure chest, and most of it’s untapped.

You can engage with this site in three levels of depth:

1. If you’re in a rush, you can go into my blog and peruse the photos. Viewing many posts is like flying around the world very fast. I took all the pictures, and they’ll give you a little taste of the riches I’ve found around the world.

2. You can read my blog’s articles. They’re quickly digestible views of many of the world’s most influential cultures. In each post, I mix deep analysis of a society with several photos that I took.

You can read the blog in many ways. Some people might want to focus on one culture and read all the posts. That’s fine, but a great way to approach this blog is by comparing many world-views. If you read it in chronological order, you’ll fly from place to place. The magic happens when you learn about several societies. Please comment whenever you’re inspired.

So this second level is also a gleeful flight around the globe, but it gives you a deeper appreciation of our world.

3. The third level will give you the maximum depth. It will be in the “Products” section when I’m ready to publish the books I’m working on. They will answer the question, What view of the world will allow you to reach your full potential for happiness and creativity? I”ll release the first in early June 2014. Each book will be one-in-a-million.

Meanwhile, please visit frequently. Feel free to subscribe, and maximize our cultural wealth.

Brian Holihan

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Tom Bolton March 17, 2012 at 5:19 pm


My oldest daughter Amanda and I am fascinated with this website.


Deborah Owen May 4, 2012 at 9:55 pm

This is a fabulous website and one that I will continue to follow. I heartily recommend it, but beware, you can spend hours on this site and not plummet the depths.
Deborah Owen, CEO


Gong Yuebin May 8, 2012 at 7:54 pm

I am agree with your thought that I think your plan is really good to vortices the knowledge of our human conditions. I did a smiler topic of my contemporary installations in recent years. Please go to my website http://www.gongyuebin.com
Keep in touch.


Cynthia Harris June 27, 2012 at 6:46 am

I blogged about this site today on my blog – http://blacklilackitty.wordpress.com/ and shared it on Facebook.
This site is to good to keep a secret.
Stay safe and healthy.


hermes7 June 30, 2012 at 7:44 am

Thanks a million, Cynthia.


Tyrhone July 15, 2012 at 8:29 pm

Hi Brian,

We met at Mix Hostel in Chengdu, thanks for a great chat, your ideas and opinions make for very interesting reading. Keep up the good work and enjoy your travels.



hermes7 August 22, 2012 at 7:43 am

Hi Tyrhone,

I enjoyed talking with you too, and I liked your opinions. Sorry for the late reply, but I was in China (and thus behind the Great Firewall) for 2 months. I’m now footlose in Thailand and floating through the beauty of Sukhothai.


Alan September 24, 2012 at 11:29 pm

Hi Brian, we met at Golden Temple Villa in Siem Reap during the blackout in the hotel haha… I’m back home and thanks for your valuable sharing of photos you have taken. And you have a Great website!
Pls continue to add on more cultures of other countries and Good Luck to your new book coming soon :)


hermes7 October 1, 2012 at 10:04 pm

Hi Alan,

I enjoyed meeting meeting you, and I had a great time throughout Southeast Asia. I just got home, with 20,000 new pictures.


Naima Singletary November 11, 2012 at 5:18 pm

So, so cool. Than you joining us on meet-up and sharing this url.
Let’s find a way to stay connected, and I hope to meet you in person
this coming Tuesday Brian! :)


hermes7 November 11, 2012 at 6:09 pm

I’m happy to be a member of your group on multicultural studies, Naima. I hope to meet you soon. I have a meeting in Silicon Valley this Tuesday, but I’ll be in touch with you soon.


Songkham Manivong March 12, 2013 at 6:36 pm

I cogratulate your works! it’s marvelous idea to open site sitters see what happens in the world!


Efiong Etuk April 11, 2013 at 8:11 pm

This Facebook page is a “school book” by itself — instructive, enlightening, even convicting. Wow, how so vast the world’s cultural heritage! Yet, how so meager its realization!

Thanks, Brian, for your pioneering efforts. Keep up the good work. All of nature and the whole universe will soon be participating with you.


Sugandha Iyer May 3, 2013 at 12:48 am

Hello Brian,
Namaste from India.
I like your new post RIG VEDA, and your website,very informative.
Please connect me on LinkedIn.
I am an artist and paint on silk.I have studied the course of Indology.
If possible stay in touch.
Thanks and with regards,
Sugandha Iyer


hermes7 May 3, 2013 at 2:10 am

Hi Sugandha, thanks for your kind words. I’ll be happy to get in touch with you.


Nunu Sanc May 8, 2013 at 10:09 pm

hii Brian!! thanks for beautiful picture. yeah I LOVE them <3


hermes7 May 9, 2013 at 6:52 pm

Thank you so much, Nunu. I decided to publish a book of photographs late this year or early next year. This book will complement the text-oriented book that I’m finishing, which gives a much deeper appreciation of world cultures than a person can in a blog. Both books will be great together.


Roseline Tina December 22, 2013 at 9:35 pm

Amazing Website :)


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