South East Asia 

Crossbow

PHOTOGRAPHY

Crossbow

PHOTOGRAPHY

Prisoner
Prisoner

While I was waiting to get to join a home stay, the people running the small organisation obviously wanted to keep me entertained by taking me out to the local sights, including the opportunity to ride elephants. I do not understand why anyone would want to do so, or why it isn't immediately obvious to anyone who's not a sociopath how miserable these hugely intelligent, perceptive creatures are when kept in captivity. Stop riding elephants, they are not a toy.

Chart
Chart

Chopping up our dinner in a remote Lahu tribal village in far northern Thailand, near the Burmese border.

Traditional Akha Village kitchen
Traditional Akha Village kitchen
Abi, cooking up Squirrel
Abi, cooking up Squirrel

They came back from a hunt victorious with a squirrel to boil up, along with rice and pork fat, served in a banana leaf

Lahu evening light
Lahu evening light

Northern Thailand

Bayon Temple
Bayon Temple

Angkor Wat, Cambodia

Pounding Maize
Pounding Maize

In a remote Akha village near Chiang Rai, Northern Thailand

Rural life
Rural life

Buscalan Village, the Philippines

Rural Views
Rural Views

Buscalan is a remote village between Banaue and Bohol in Northern Luzon Island in the Philippines. We had a rickety bus ride to get up to the hills, and another hours trek from there to reach it. But when you're there, the views are amazing, and the village is beautiful, and it's people friendly.