Archive for November, 2010

Photo gallery: Food from around the world

“Food is our common ground, a universal experience,” said James Beard
James Beard, a pioneer foodie in the USA once named the “dean of American cookery”. It’s certainly been my common experience journeying from places as different as Vietnam, India, Mongolia, Italy, Mali and Morocco.

There is no simpler, greater pleasure than sharing a meal with people abroad and sharing in that common need and bond over the enjoyment of eating.

Here’s some pictures detailing those experiences.

The baguette, France

If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world. J. R. R. Tolkien
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Photo gallery of the day – Portraits

Faces tell you a lot about people, the life they’ve had, their personality or even their profession. Elements of their age, clothing or behaviour often make the portrait image, as in these selections below.

This man was hamming it up in the Thimpu market for his audience (Bhutan)

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Photo gallery – religion

True religion is real living; living with all one’s soul, with all one’s goodness and righteousness. ` Albert Einstein.

From the fervour of Hindu festivals to the quietness of contemplative Catholics there is much in religion that brings colour, life and meaning to many people around the world.

Two young monks at a Buddhist monastery in the Bhumtang Valley, Bhutan

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Photo gallery – Vietnam central coast

These images were taken between Hoi An and Hue on the central coast of Vietnam.

They accompany a series of blogs on motorbiking in Vietnam that featured on www.asiancorrespondent.com/visitedplanet

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Travel photo gallery – Hoi An, Vietnam

My apologies for the delay with these posts, it was hard to travel and keep up work plus my own blog. You can always check out the www.asiancorrespondent.com/visitedplanet blog instead.

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