Which country has the happiest population, research has shown me these results: Continue reading Research: The 5 Happiest countries to live in
Faces of the world +Lonely Planet
- Canon 60D
- Lens: EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
- ISO: 100
- Shutter speed: 1/2000
These are the videos that are helping me in organizing my trip.
“Making the souls of the people pose for you in one special moment far away from your comfort zone in the other side of the world, creating a story in few seconds from the beginning to the end, sharing the same emotion with people that are not related to you in anyway when looking the photograph, that is a successful travel photograph if you are asking me. Travel photograph is not a selfie where your are holding a domestic beer. The power of a travel portrait comes from the eyes of the strangers, when they look in you they see also a stranger, they are insecure and excited same as you, those emotions are making the portraits so powerful and different than the ordinary, set up portraits.”
Orm is a monk that lives in the not so much famous Wat Srisoonthorn, north from Phuket town. He doesn’t speak English and doesn’t wear the traditional orange robe, but he is one happy person who just want to sit among people. He has a dark past that is still haunting him and because of that he has some minor mental disabilities.
When i arrived at the Wat(temple) there was nobody around, only sleepy dogs who were too lazy even to bark for welcome. But suddenly a happy face jumped, walked towards me and started talking on Thai language. I didn’t understand a word he was saying but he just knew what i wanted to see.
Orm took me to one board that was placed near the statue so i can read on English the meaning of the paintings. All the time he was looking at my cameras, i guessed he wanted to pose because the tourists only take photos of the monks wearing the orange robe, and he doesn’t have one because of his criminal past. The story of his life was told to me by one other monk that i found just outside of the temple.
After i finished taking photos of Orm he took me to the top of the Wat where reclining Buddha is placed, the statue is huge and you can even enter in it. They say that this temple is not visited as the other ones because it cannot be found in many of the guides used by travelers and there aren’t many reviews on the social networks. Anyway, if you are a passionate temple hunter as i am, this is a place to visit! Admission free and you can take photos inside of the temple. Ask for Orm if you want special tour.
Wandering in Cambodia
Dragan Tapshanov (09.08.2014)
It has been more than six months since i’ve returned from the Kingdom of Cambodia (or the Khmer empire to sound more adventurous) and i still can’t stop dreaming of the land. Continue reading Wandering in Cambodia
Good day beer lovers!
As big beer addict, i can’t imagine an adventure in some foreign country without trying their domestic beer. I am always combining their traditional beers with their domestic snacks, like for example in Cambodia i am drinking #Angkor and eating baby snakes or fried locusts, in Thailand i am drinking #Singha with fried scorpions, and so on and on.
I decided to create a list of all the beers in the Indochina peninsula in South Asia, divided by the countries from where they are coming from, ranked by my taste, and my taste is not approved by many, so that means that my no.1’s are not always the best.
Years i’ve be staying in Greece for the summer and every time is the same story. They are doing the same scams to tourists every year, and every year they make bunch of money of tourists that do not know what to expect from the locals.
The scams and traps are not just on the streets and the bazaars, they are also in the taverns and cafes. Continue reading Tourist traps in Greece for which you should be aware of!