Hey friends! If you were a part of my An American Portrait project, check your emails! I sent out the link to the first round of images for your choosing. Excited to share them with you and send out some prints!
I love nature and trekking around gorgeous mountains.
However, no matter where I go; how remote those Himalayan mountains are; or how many waterfalls, trees, stunning buildings and architecture I see… …no matter what, in the end, the people I meet and the culture I get immersed in, are the real purpose of my trip.
I travel to learn and become wiser and meeting people from all over the world is what helps you accomplishing this goal.
These women are from Arslanbob, a village located in the south of Kyrgyzstan. However, they are no Kyrgyz but Uzbek, like most people in this part of the country. In 1936, when the Kirghiz Soviet Socialist Republic was established, the Soviet Union leaders, Stalin in that case, decided Arslanbob to be part of Kyrgyzstan, despite the fact that a large part of the population were Uzbek.
From a cultural and ethnical point of view, Central Asia is fascinating.
By the way, check the link in my bio: 75 things to know before traveling to Kyrgyzstan
tonight is going to be one of those nights where YOU just have be there. We have the one and only @3vanharper speaking so you know it’s going to be a life changing night. Few people in the world that genuinely love students like he does. #unfollow
The legend says tossing a coin in Trevi Fountain, you will return to Rome. What on earth have I done wrong? It’s been 5 years after I tossed my first coin and I’m still here waiting to get back there again. #iphonephotography#vsco#vscocam
The northerly mountain of the Philippines, standing majestically in the enchanting islands of Batanes, the “mountain of winds”. Its position at the northern part of Batan island gives its summit a commanding view of the northernmost parts of the country, and the ocean. This view, however, is made elusive by the perpetual cloud ☁ cover that only gives way to a full view of the mountain on rare occasions.
Mt. Iraya is a very important landmark for the Ivatans, and is steeped in legend. Elder Ivatan folk say that whenever someone dear to the people departs, a ring of clouds forms around the mountain. Also, the elders speak of old eruption of Iraya, and points to the holes near the summit as the crater from which lava and steam spewed out. Culture aside, its geographic presence is imposing; it is seen throughout the whole island of Batan and elsewhere in the northern seas. Its rise of 1009 MASL, directly from the sea, is explained in terms of volcanism. According to geologists, Iraya is one of the 22 active volcanos in the Philippines, with its last eruption occuring in 1454 🌋. Have you ever seen a shy Volcano same like this? Share your experiences below ⬇.