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Jul 30, 2013 - Asia, Lao, Sunset, waterfall    No Comments

Tad Lao

A picture from Laos for today.
I took this one during a wonderful sunset at Tad Lo, a really small village in southern Laos. The village is part of the Bolaven plateau tour but we decided to stay there for the night. It was the right thing to do as the village is so calm and beautiful. We spend two days there, hiking around the town and it’s gorgeous waterfall, watching kids and elephant bathing in the river. We stayed in some typical small Laotian cabin, spending the evening drinking cheap beer lao along with some local pastry!

 

May 10, 2013 - Asia, Lao    No Comments

Rice fields in Laos

Just another picture of a rice field on Don Det island in Laos.
I am swamped with all the pictures from Japan and Belgium, but new ones will eventually come your way.
And just two weeks remaining before I fly out to Iceland!!

Apr 12, 2013 - Asia, Cambodia, Lao    No Comments

Children of the Mekong Part III

Farewell Japan

Konochiwa!!
I am currently in an business building, waiting for the sun to go down so I can take a photograph of Yokohama cityscape. My journey in Japan is almost over, I still got few days left but I can feel that my times here are counted.
I had good times in Kansai, Kyoto was beautiful though a little bit busy for me in the tourist area.

My trip here in Japan was amazing, I would like to thanks everyone I met traveling, those who helped me either offering a place to stay, some clues on how to survive or just a nice moment. And also all the helpful Japanese people who even without speaking English were quite friendly!
Thanks all and see you around the world!
Stay tuned for the pictures.

Children of the Mekong

Another picture of children that I took when traveling around South East Asia.
This is from a small village in Laos, in the Bolaven plateau. There is a tribe here, famous for smoking water pipe all the time. This girl was picking up peanuts and she had found a good way to smoke without using her hand!

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Mar 27, 2013 - Asia, Lao, Sunset    No Comments

Farmer’s Life

Going south

I am in the bullet train going south to Kumamoto. I am suppose to go hiking in the Caldeira of the Ason-San volcano. But last time I checked, the volcano was active and spraying some deadly gases around… Still, there is a lot of natural hot springs around to pass the time so I’ll be fine.
Cherry trees are slowly beginning to blossom, giving me an idea of the wonder when full blossom will arrive. I can’t wait to see it!

Farmer’s life

Here is a photograph I took in Laos, when we were bicycling around the 4000 thousand islands. Technical it’s not the best I took, I made some mistakes and ISO where way too high, composition wasn’t that good and I had to crop a big chunk of the initial picture. Despite that, I think it’s my favorite picture from Laos so far! I really like the atmosphere, the sky, the reflection in the rice field…

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Jan 30, 2013 - Asia, Lao, waterfall    No Comments

Just Another Waterfall

Race to the White House

After few unexpected encounters, I found some friends and I had the chance to spend one night in the desert, in the company of a Mexican photographer and a German poet. The environment was wonderful and walking, by night, far from the camp, alone in the dark, surrounded only by silence, sand and stars, was an incredible experience… We also had the chance to be hosted In an amazing berbere house at the center of an huge Palm field.
Now we are on a bus, for a 12h night drive to the coast and the big city of Casablanca. my thigh and back are still hurting from the camel rides but sleep is already coming for me.

Just Another Waterfall

It’s been quite some times since my last photograph of Asia. This one picture a wonderful waterfall in Laos Bolaven plateau. The fall was great but the little rope bridge straight out of Indiana jones movies that we took to get there was so awesome!

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Oct 15, 2012 - Asia, Lao    1 Comment

Children of the Mekong part II

Smoking Child in Laos

This is another photograph from a child in Asia. This one was in a village of the Bolaven Plateau in Laos.
In those villages, the Alak Ethnic group are smoking almost all day long, these large and big waterpipe filled with home dried tobacco.
Surprisingly, even the youngster smoke these pipes. I guess health safety information didn’t reach the remote locations of these villages.

This guy was kind of proud of his device and try to make us smoke, a friends of us tried it and man it’s really strong! We though for a second that it was maybe a play for tourist like us, but others children around the village were smoking too and not even recognizing our presence.

 


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Oct 1, 2012 - Asia, Lao    1 Comment

Children of the Mekong Part I

Children of the Mekong

Here is another group of pictures from my trip in Asia last august.

This group will be composed of photographs of children. Most of them are children from ethnic groups living in all kinds of small villages that you can find around the Mekong. For those unaware of it, the Mekong is one of the biggest river in East Asia. From its origin in the Tibetan Plateau it flows almost 4500km to the Pacific ocean, running through China’s Yunnan province, Burma (Myanmar), Laos, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam.

Little guy from Bolaven Plateau

After crossing the border from Vietnam to Lao, we went to a town called Pakse. There we found a great guy that really helped us to find a trip to the Bolaven Plateau. We spend 2 days there, slept in a Tod Lao, a small town close to a wonderful waterfall and we took a little trip to visit some ethnic groups in the surroundings. The first thing that strike us is that the children are really autonomous. There you will find some child washing clothes or dishes, here they will drive each others around in lawn-tractor… This little guy was taking a shower with some fellows, all real young, but carrying their stuff around and pumping water on their own.

We felt a little bad and awkward watching those guys living. It seems voyeuristic in a way, but most people welcomed our presence and looked happy to make fun with and of us.
But I guess they are accustomed to tourist as they charged them with few dollars to walk trough the village. Good or bad, it was an experience to see this people living almost the same way as they did 50 years ago. I doubt it will last long….



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