He Quit School At 18 To Travel The World. His Photos Will Give You A Serious Dose Of Wanderlust.

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A vibrant truck in front of Attabad Lake in Northern Pakistan.

It's the kind of lifestyle that lots of young people dream about, and it's one that's not easy to make a reality. However, with a little courage, planning, and an intrepid sense of adventure, Christian Lindgren quit school at the age of 18 and began to travel the world. Now, he's got a collection of unusual photos from places that most would never even dream of going.

Lindgren has traveled to places that are really, really off the beaten path, including Iran, Pakistan, and North Korea. Originally from Norway, the young traveler keeps excellent photographic documentation of his journeys, and his photos are truly jaw-dropping. These are travel photos like you've never seen them before.


Christian Lindgren

Larung Gar, China, the home to the largest Buddhist school in the world.

Christian Lindgren

The scenes and people in Larung Gar are truly incredible.

Christian Lindgren

And the view at night is equally as impressive as the day.

Christian Lindgren

Not many folks get a chance to see the inside of North Korea, but Lindgren did.

Christian Lindgren

He captured all of the strange (mostly abandoned) sites of the country.

Christian Lindgren

North Korea is basically a wasteland, with limited resources and not a lot of traditional sightseeing.

Christian Lindgren

However, there are a lot of monuments to the Great Leader.

Christian Lindgren

No matter where he went in North Korea, it managed to look spooky.

Christian Lindgren

Katski Pilar, Georgia. This photo was taken from inside a church.

Christian Lindgren

A mosque Esfahan, Iran.

Christian Lindgren

The detailing on this particular mosque is incredible.

Christian Lindgren

While in Tadjikistan, Lindgren was lucky enough to get invited to a wedding.

Christian Lindgren

He visited basecamp at Mt. Everest three times: Twice from Nepal, and once from Tibet.

Christian Lindgren

The Registan in Samarkand, Uzbekistan. Lindgren describes this as one of the most impressive buildings in the world.

Christian Lindgren

It's also one of the most unusual.

Christian Lindgren

Here, a forgotten boat sits where the Aral Sea once was in Uzbekistan.

Christian Lindgren


Now that you've seen Lindgren's photos, would you venture to these mysterious, bizarre places if you had the chance?