In 2015 a huge earthquake caused widespread destruction in Nepal. With 650,000 houses in need of construction. Today remote rural communities are struggling to access the materials they need to rebuild their homes and their lives.
Fortunately, a fusion of skills training, engineering expertise and local resources can help rebuild homes and create much needed jobs!
Check out our new website to find out how we put ingenious ideas to work in Nepal. Link in bio 👉
μέχρι να πάω στο νησί και να προσθέσω νέο υλικό στο φάκελο "λατρεμένα παππούδια", θα χαζεύω τους δύο αυτούς βουνίσιους και θα χασκογελάω σα χαζή καθώς θα θυμάμαι τις συζητήσεις που έκαναν για τον καιρό και τον κυριάκο.
• |και θα στεναχωριέμαι πολύ που μου έβαλαν κουλουράκι με τον ελληνικό και όχι λουκούμι τριαντάφυλλο|
The Sakalava people are a semi-nomadic ethnic group living in Madagascar’s western coastline whose name is said to mean ‘people who lives in the long gorges’.
Sakalava have in common a respect for royalty, both living and deceased and focuses on worshipping and appeasing royalty and their ancestors.
Habana | Cuba | 2017 🇨🇺 When buying cigars in Havana this gent was showing us how to light them, he made such an art of it, I had to capture the moment.
It's not too late to see some of the other moments I've captured through my travels, my pieces for @salafestival are still on display @thehotelmetro Adelaide until September 15th. I will be heading there Friday 6th September 4:30pm for drinks, and to see them hanging on the wall one last time if you'd like to join me.
Selling lottery in the streets of Haputale, Sri Lanka. They had many winner numbers they had previously sold stuck all around their little shop near the bus station of this small town, so they could attract buyers by exemplifying how much luck they bring to customers. We bought one number, but then we never went to check if we had been lucky… maybe we could have been millionaires and we won’t ever know! Anyway, it will be good to continue living this fortunate and simple life without so much money to make us crazy, right? (or not?)
Haputale, Sri Lanka. 2019
Faces ... ⚠️ Long Caption ⚠️ I am often asked if I pay people to take their photo. There is no straight answer ! I like to take natural portraits of people just doing their thing rather than staged or posed pictures. My favorite shots come after some interaction and engagement often involving some humour which most people seem to genuinely enjoy. Some are now Facebook friends ! If the subject is a trader I will buy something, if they are a musician I will stop and listen and leave a donation. Most people don’t ask for money but it’s nice to be able to leave something behind. Sometimes that’s money, or it could be a smile, a high five, some hotel toiletries, a toothbrush for their kids or some pens and notepaper out of my camera bag. Other times the cultural exchange is enough. These guys were begging and I probably would’ve given them money whether I was taking photos or not. They didn’t speak any English and I have about 6 words in Hindi. They had a prime spot in a touristy area and they were fine with being photographed knowing I was going to give them some money. Life in India is pretty brutal for so many people and travel is a good reminder of how lucky some of us are to live in prosperous first world countries so I have no problem giving people money, as I often do for homeless people here in Melbourne. What we spend on a coffee without a second thought might feed these men for a week or more.
Enough rambling ... I did say I didn’t have a straight answer and I’m not sure there is a right answer but I think it’s an interesting conversation and I’d love to hear what others think.
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Extrait de journal de bord - Samedi 3 août .
" Nous avons installé la tente en face du lac, nous ne pouvions pas rêver meilleur emplacement. Je pensais rencontrer d'autres étrangers ici, mais point du tout. Nous sommes toujours tous seuls... enfin presque ! Nous avons déjà eu la visite de 5 mongols à cheval avec qui nous avons un peu échangé, avant qu'ils ne s'installent à nos côtés pour une bonne heure. À peine étaient-ils partis que 5 autres cavaliers venaient s'asseoir devant la tente pour faire notre connaissance à leur tour. C'est quand même dingue cette curiosité, toujours mêlée de bienveillance, pour l'autre ! Ils ont presque tous essayé nos vélos, nous ont proposé de monter sur leur cheval et nous ont même offert une bière. Quel voyage ! Jamais je ne me serais sentie aussi proche des "vrais" gens du pays. "