#fridayfaces my daughter by another mother in Magara, Tanzania

I’m not one to come over all maternal very often, but it was hard not to form an immediate bond with this shy and charming young girl in Magara, Tanzania. Fortunately she had a happy family life with a father and mother who also befriended us, so I didn’t get to come over too Angelina. As a family, they represented everything we came to love about this village while we worked on renovating the local school.

shy girl, Magara, Tanzania 2010
shy girl, Magara, Tanzania 2010

Photos of the faces of people I come across in my travels take me right back to that time and place.

 

#fridayfaces – how to spot the Kiwi’s in Iran 1990

taxi girls Esfahan, Iran
taxi girls Esfahan, Iran

How to spot Kiwi girls going through Iran on an overland truck (or sitting in the back seat of a taxi) in 1990? – “Raybans and Reeboks” gave us away every time, even though we were covered in the full black chador and headscarf.

Photos of the faces of people I come across in my travels (and sometimes me too) take me right back to that time and place.

 

#fridayfaces – boys at Badshahi Mosque, Lahore, Pakistan

I met these friendly, cheeky young locals in 1990 in Lahore, Pakistan, while visiting the impressive and beautiful 15th century Mughal mosque, the Badshahi mosque. I was making my way slowly from London to Kathmandu on an overland truck.

Boys of Lahore, Pakistan, 1990
Boys of Lahore, Pakistan, 1990

Photos of the faces of people I come across in my travels take me right back to that time and place.

#fridayfaces – child beggars in Cambodia

I always struggle with how to deal with beggars when I travel – how can I help, am I making the problem worse? There were no easy answers when I was approached by this young beggar at Angkor Wat.

girl begging, Angkor Wat, Cambodia, 2006
girl begging, Angkor Wat, Cambodia, 2006

Photos of the faces of people I come across in my travels take me right back to that time and place.

#friday faces on Tonle Sap, Cambodia

After the heat of the ruins of Angkor Wat, it was a nice change to spend the afternoon out on nearby Tonle Sap, at the floating village. The kids of the floating village could certainly steer their tin tubs like a real boat and turn on the charm for the tourists.

boy, floating village, Tonle Sap, Cambodia
boy, floating village, Tonle Sap, Cambodia

The photos that make the most impact on me when I travel are the faces of people I come across in my travels.

 

#fridayfaces – on the Sunkosi, Nepal

nepalese boy on Sun Kosi
nepalese boy on Sun Kosi

After paddling the rapids all day, we pitched camp in the sand on a bend in the river at dusk, and this local boy started swinging around a paddle, fascinated by our rafts and our camp.

The photos  which I enjoy taking the most when I travel are the faces of people I come across in my travels. There is nothing like a unique expression to take me right back to that place, that time.

 

#fridayfaces – hoi an, vietnam

The photos that make the most impact on me, that I remember the most, and which I enjoy taking the most when I travel, are the faces of people I come across in my travels. There is nothing like a unique expression to take me right back to that place, that time.

Hoi An woman, Vietnam 2005
Hoi An woman, Vietnam 2005

So I am starting my #fridayfaces series of photos today with this memorable woman in Hoi An, Vietnam, in 2005. It’s New Year’s day, and I have had a big New Year’s Eve, I am now suffering for it and have been sitting at a cafe for a good couple of hours, not really wanting to move, watching the world go by.