Ambassadeur Elaine Springford: foto’s & tips

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Dalat Railway Station is the oldest one in Indochina. It was designed in Art Deco style and built in 1932 by French architectures, and opened in 1938. During...

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"Do you speak English?", he asked as we walked through the monastery, "Yes we do", we replied. I am trying to find the right words for my story, he told us....

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Cat Tien NP along the backbone of Vietnam is a wonderful place to slow-down. The park comprises an amazingly biodiverse area of lowland tropical rainforest. ...

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Cat Tien National Park, a 3 hour journey from Saigon and well worth the stop. We stayed for three days in the Bird Song Lodge pictured here on the rivers edg...

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I'll leave the young girls to their portfolio in Saigon, but wanted to post the last one in the series. I found the backlight striking here.

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It is quite normal for young Vietnamese city girls to build a photo reportage of themselves to be distributed to prospective fiancé's. Often dressed in whit...

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A young girl in search of a husband makes an offering of flowers in the Ngoc Hoang Pagoda, a living and working shrine in use by the locals who frequently co...

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No prizes for guessing where I have been. It has been almost 15 years since I last visited Vietnam and I saw the changes. More traffic in the cities, and i...

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As our young boatmen punts us off over the large expanse of water in Northern Bangladesh, I say goodbye to you here. This afternoon we leave for Vietnam. Tr...

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Like the English, there is always time for tea in Bangladesh. Unlike the English, tea in drunk black. While we introduced milk into tea in India, Bangladesh ...

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The last time we were in Bangladesh we got caught in the midst of a political unrest that swept the country. A hartal, a total shutdown. Farmers could not ...

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Almost all Hindu temples have a sacred tank. Conventional beliefs hold that the water of a temple tank is holy and has cleansing properties. Hindus believe ...

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You leave your shoes and the hectic city of Kanchipuram at the door of the Kailasanatha (Shiva) temple and enter an oasis of calm, the silence broken by chan...

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While dressed in my badpak and Unox muts, I may not have looked so elegant as these young girls taking to the water in Chennai during the Pongal festival, I ...

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In all the years that I have lived in the Netherlands I can count on one hand the number of New Years Eve's that we have spent here. Yesterday was one, two y...

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For all its pomp and colour, I can imagine that it is quite scary for the young boys to leave their families and enter into the monastery. These two boys we...

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Shinbyu, the journey from boyhood to becoming a novice monk is the religious ceremony symbolizing Gautama Buddha’s life as a Prince, which he renounced in ...

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After 36 hours of rain, and walking through the streets of Zurich thinking this is so much like many other European cities - the rain stopped, the skies clea...

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Very different silver jewels to that which I showed earlier. A detail foto of a man and his dog seen in the new hip neighbourhood of Shoreditch in East Lon...

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You could be mistaken in thinking that dressed in her fine silver bangles, nose-ring and earrings that she was going to a feest, but nothing is further from ...

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The youngest boy in this family group (whom you met earlier) had made the journey from his village to Kanchipuram with his father, two elder brothers, uncle...

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