What is the definition of home? (2014 edition)

Published in: How to live overseas |
house in romania

Defining “home” This is not an easy thing to write. By its very subjective and relative nature such a definition cannot be captured in one short article. A book might do it. But I would imagine it would equally be condemned by the majority of its readership for being one-sided or at the very least for unbalanced impartial… Continue reading more »

Philippine Tarsier in a ray of light

Published in: Philippines, Photography | December 21st, 2014
Tarsier in a Ray of Light - The Philippines

Endangered Tarsiers in the Philippines saved? When I originally wrote about the plight of the Tarsier in the Philippines I did not expect it to rollercoster into an environmental issue. But it did. With the help of readers here attention was brought to this tiny primates barbarous treatment in the Philippines. The story behind this photograph… Continue reading more »

The smiling man of Bhaktapur

Published in: Nepal, Photography | December 20th, 2014
Smiling man from Bhaktapur

An old man with a smile in Bhaktapur Nepal Bhaktapur is probably my favourite old city in Nepal. It lacks the pollution and traffic congestion of Kathmandu and is filled with temples and little streets. Perhaps it’s biggest draw are the people that live in the old town. They are brimming with character. The story… Continue reading more »

Traditional fruit seller in Pakistan

Published in: Pakistan, Photography | December 19th, 2014
Pakistani Fruit Vendor - Pakistan

Traditional fruit seller and scales in Pakistan When was the last time you saw a man weighing your fruit like this? If you look closely at the photograph you can see the weights for the scales and even a fruit knife. Moreover the leaves are all there for effect too. With the recent atrocities being… Continue reading more »

Woman harvesting rice in The Philippines

Published in: Philippines, Photography | December 18th, 2014
Collecting Rice - The Philippines

A woman taking rice from Banaue rice terraces If you visit the Philippines then a trip to the northern rice terraces in Banaue is a must. If not for the current views then do it before they disappear. Terrace farming is a part of a lost culture as many Filipinos prefer city life than country life. The… Continue reading more »

A River of Traffic in Lagos, Nigeria

Published in: Africa - the missing years, Photography | December 17th, 2014
Lagos Traffic - Nigeria

Everyday traffic in Lagos Nigeria This is one small section in Africa’s most populous country’s, Nigeria, largest city, Lagos. Its a never ending sea of human and motorized traffic. Yes this photograph looks great in color too. But for me the black and white takes a little bit of the vibrancy from it and replaces… Continue reading more »

The Iranian Ghost City of Kharanaq

Published in: Iran, Photography | December 16th, 2014
Mud City Oasis - Iran

An abandoned mud city in Iran There’s something intriguing about ghost cities, abandoned cities or simply deserted buildings. At least for me. Long before popular tours took over I visited Kharanaq in eastern iran in a beat up old car. Nothing like a bit of urban exploration in a mud city. The story behind this… Continue reading more »

Stilt house on a beach in Brookes Point, Palawan, The Philippines

Published in: Philippines, Photography | December 15th, 2014
Brookes Point - The Philippines

A house on stilts at dawn in The Philippines Palawan is renown as being one of the most beautiful islands in The Philippines. People get off the plane at Puerto Princesa and head north to the tropical beach fronts like El Nido and Sabang, Me? I go the opposite was to place few visit. The… Continue reading more »