Faces of Asia

To kick off the new year, I’m going to go the “1 picture = 1000 words” route and share some photos I took during my travels throughout Southeast Asia. More words coming your way soon.

Hill tribe woman, Chiang Rai

Akha tribeswoman. Mae Sai, Thailand.

Balinese girls

Young Balinese girls. Indonesia.

Forbidden City guard

Forbidden City guard. Beijing.

Thai monk

Monk. Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Balinese batik

Batik artists. Bali.

Halong Bay, Vietnam

Floating marketers. Halong Bay, Vietnam.

Schoolboys in Bangkok, Thailand

Happy schoolboys. Bangkok, Thailand.

Balinese woman making prayer baskets

Balinese woman making prayer baskets. Indonesia.

Umbrella maker, Chiang Mai

Umbrella maker, artisan. Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Karen mother and child. Chiang Rai, Thailand.

Karen mother and child. Chiang Rai, Thailand.

Bangkok traffic cop.

Traffic cop. Bangkok, Thailand.

Vietnamese gentleman

Vietnamese gentleman. Hanoi, Vietnam.

Temple vendor. Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Temple vendor. Chiang Mai, Thailand.

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About Maria

I'm a Canadian repatriate, former expat spouse, mother to two TCKs (and one yellow Lab), mentor to new immigrants, writer, reader, world traveller (grounded for now). I write about expat/repat issues and am still trying to figure out my place in the world.
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2 Responses to Faces of Asia

  1. bookjunkie says:

    stunning photos…especially the first one! wow!

    the lil balinese girl on the left reminded me of my cousin when she was lil.

    • Maria says:

      Thanks so much! Coming from the person who takes such amazing photos of Singapore, that’s quite a compliment.

      That first picture is my favourite. In the original, the woman has her arm around my younger daughter, but I don’t want my kids’ faces on my blog so I cropped her out. She was only about 6 or 7 at the time, and in the photo she’s trying hard not to show how terrified she is.

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