Little girls in Colombia are something else! Very often into fashion since an early age, they love to dress up, accessorize and pose. We observed that in a lot of girls we came across mainly in the cities, some of them who have even been featured here on Backpack ME … more »
How to end a working day, Caribbean style!
Walking around Cartagena de India’s waterfront we came across this shack that serves as base for fishermen operating in the area. It might not be their permanent house, but it sure feels homely! The rooftop fabric blows gently with the evening breeze, the cat takes a nap, there’s good quality … more »
Strike a pose!
We were walking around the city of Medellin the other day with a bunch of other international travelers when a lady approached us. She asked if any of us would be interested in taking her daughter’s photo because it’d be a dream come true for her to have her image … more »
I have written before about the pleasure that is is to travel around Cambodia: the lush landscapes, the constant learning with recent history and, above all, the interaction with some of the friendliest people I’ve been lucky to meet. After we’ve been to Cambodia, I’ve talked with several travelers who’ve … more »
A Cambodian Smile
Peace begins with a smile, Mother Teresa No matter where you go, don’t stress out if you don’t speak the local language. Some things are universal and, amongst those, a friendly smile is probably the most recognizable and warm way two people can communicate, no matter where. Photo … more »
What should I have today?
We saw this little kid in a village near Siem Reap. He was walking and I tried to click his photo but, to the contrary of most local kids, he wasn’t interested in smiling and posing for the camera. I thought he was just shy, but then I realized he … more »
Anyone traveling to Thailand and reading about it beforehand, will come across articles that describe Bangkok as a chaotic city: the traffic, the smog, the hustle and bustle!.. There’s not doubt that Bangkok is extremely happening but, for us, coming straight from Delhi (India), it didn’t feel as crazy as … more »
We were driving around Delhi yesterday when I saw a man walking with a colorful structure covered in shiny cloth. I immediately took the phone to click his picture, what made him approach our car. In whatever time a red light takes to turn green, he asked us for money … more »
There is something sad about the moment when this photo was taken. We were walking close to the sea in Puducherry and there was a public event taking place. Loud music was playing and people were generally having fun. We approached the crowd to see what was going on: there … more »
Namaste in Chinese?!
Walking around the wet market in Hong Kong, we met this fruit and vegetables vendor. After asking Ashray where he comes from, he pulled a “Namaste!” and that lead to conversation and smiles. I love it when people make an effort to communicate with someone from abroad and try using … more »