Hiking Vietnam

Vietnam has some wildly beautiful nature, from the yellow terraces in harvesting season of the North stretching to central highland or the fascinating bustles of the Mekong Delta in the South. We did some jungle trekking and mountain hiking, which was brutally exhausting since there was not a path. The view was rewarding then however.

Barba Vieja

This stuff hanging form the trees is called barba vieja. Picture was taken in San Gil, Colombia.

Vietnamese Woman at the Beach

From Wikipedia: Since the 1980s, some women from Vietnam have become victims of kidnapping, the bride-buying trade, and human trafficking and prostitution in China.,Taiwan, South Korea, and in the cases of human trafficking, prostitution and sexual slavery, Cambodia. The present-day struggle of the Vietnamese female victims of “bride-brokers” can be summarized by the larger-than-life poem …

Vietnamese Buddha

Buddhism in Vietnam as practiced by the ethnic Vietnamese is mainly of the Mahāyāna tradition. Buddhism may have first come to Vietnam as early as the 3rd or 2nd century BC from South Asia, or from China in the 1st or 2nd century AD. Vietnamese Buddhism has had a symbiotic relationship with Taoism, Chinese spirituality, …

The Port of Mandalay

This is the port of Mandalay in 2001. Mandalay is the second-largest city and the last royal capital of Burma. Located 445 miles (716 km) north of Yangon on the east bank of the Irrawaddy River, the city has a population of one million, and is the capital of Mandalay Region. Mandalay is the economic …

Graffiti in a Favela in Rio de Janeiro

A favela is the term for a shanty town in Brazil, most often within urban areas. The first favelas appeared in the late 19th century and were built by soldiers who had nowhere to live. Some of the first settlements were called bairros africanos (African neighbourhoods). This was the place where former slaves with no …

Street Scene Belize

Belize is a country on the northeastern coast of Central America. It is the only country in the area that has English as the official language, though an English creole (Kriol) and Spanish are more commonly spoken. Belize is bordered on the north by Mexico, to the south and west by Guatemala, and to the …

Antigua Guatemala

Antigua Guatemala (commonly referred to as just Antigua or la Antigua) is a city in the central highlands of Guatemala famous for its well-preserved Spanish Baroque influenced architecture as well as a number of spectacular ruins of colonial churches. It has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Purana Qila Delhi India

From Wikipedia: Purana Qila (Hindi: पुराना क़िला, Urdu: پُرانا قلعہ‎, translation: Old Fort), is the oldest fort among all forts in Delhi and, the oldest known structure of any type in Delhi. It was re built by the Afghan king Sher Shah Suri, on the same site, which was perhaps the site of Indraprastha, believed …

Street children in India

Delhi 2008. It is estimated that more than 400,000 street children in India exist. Mainly because of family conflict, they come to live on the streets and take on the full responsibilities of caring for themselves, including working to provide for and protecting themselves. Though street children do sometimes band together for greater security, they …

Indian Rickshaw Driver Picture

The Rickshaw is the world’s oldest form of wheeled transportation and in India today Rickshaws are still a major method of taxi style transportation for people taking short journeys. Multitudes ride them to and from work. Business people going to appointments use them. Women travel on them for shopping and children going to and from …

Sanke Charmer India

Taken in Rishikesh, India. Snake charming is the practice of pretending to hypnotise a snake by playing an instrument called pungi. A typical performance may also include handling the snakes or performing other seemingly dangerous acts, as well as other street performance staples, like juggling and sleight of hand. The practice is most common in …

Hairdresser Rishikesh

Rishikesh is the Gateway to the Himalayas and its nice! I recommend everyone to go there – even the Beatles did in the 60ies.