Collected by Sakhi Vyas
I roamed the countryside searching for answers to things I did not understand. ~Leonardo da Vinci
Cloontemple, Ballingarry, Co. Limerick, Ireland
The Headstones on graves in Ireland date back hundreds of years. So interesting to be able to trace back your ancestry. Fun to get to these spots, usually a small road sign leads into a field & with the farmer's permission you can get access. An...
One of my favorite places when I visited Peru in April was the famous Lake Titicaca in Puno. At 12,500 feet above sea level and nestled between Peru and Bolivia, Lake Titicaca is the highest commercially navigable lake in the world. The lake has a...
I caught this moment while traveling in the countryside of Guangxi, China, where there are spectacular terraced rice fields near Longsheng. The steepness of these hills does little to deter these farmers from cultivating them with rice, and I...
Luang Prabang, Laos
The rural village near Luang Prabang was nearly deserted. Me and my friend had stopped to explore this small, nondescript hamlet on our way to the Kouang Si waterfalls. It was mid-morning, when men were at work and kids were in school. The only...
Dalat, Lâm Đồng, Vietnam
Vietnamese love the cool climes of this town 5,000 feet above sea level in the highlands of southern Vietnam. Da Lat was "discovered" as a site for a potential town in 1893 by French bacteriologist Alexandre Yersin; before long, it was established...
Khem Khong, Luang Prabang, Laos
The beautiful town of Louang Prabang in northern Laos is well known for its many temples and monasteries. At the famous Wat Xieng Thong, these two novices started talking to us to improve their english... A very interesting conversation about life...
Dholka, Gujarat 382225, India
Hot afternoon of field research on women's self-employment and prospects for emerging village enterprises. We took a break from home visits and interviewed these women as they gathered water for their households. So fiercely capable, strong, and...
Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
In a tiny village outside of Ahmedabad, I had tea with a sweet woman whose dowry included all of the copper and brass pots, stainless steel dishware, and the painted wooden cabinet below. The setup was completely normal to her, but I was enchanted...
Cementerio, San Sebastián, Chamula, Chis., Mexico
Imagine your favorite church. Now remove the furniture, and put in a carpet of fragrant soft pine needles. Then light it up with tens of thousands of candles and enormous bouquets of local flowers. Breathtaking. In this indigenous village outside...
Dholka, Gujarat 382225, India
While interviewing midwives outside the Dholka village, I saw this bright red sari drying on the rooftop. Hanging from the tree is a stack of earthen pots that are keeping the homemade cream and butter cool in the summer sun. The country might be...
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