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My Photo scholarship 2011 entry

WORLDWIDE | Monday, 26 Sep 2011 | Photo Gallery | Scholarship Entry

I’d love to win the scholarship and improve my photographic skills alongside such a professional as Jason Edwards. I love photography as it‘s aligned with my passions of creativity and adventure travel. I enjoy taking pictures of nature and culture that ... Read more >
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Tags: #2011wnphoto, Travel Photography Scholarship 2011


Gallery: Argentina

ARGENTINA | Wednesday, 1 Apr 2009 | Photo Gallery


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SPEEDING THROUGH LATIN AMERICA

ARGENTINA | Wednesday, 1 Apr 2009 | Views [900]

I took a bus finally back to Sao Paulo to get my passport. I stayed only two days with a friend Carlos and then took a bus for $142 Reais to Foz de Iguazu (huge waterfalls on the border of Paraguay, Argentina and Brazil) where I spent the day. I then ... Read more >


CAIO MOUSSALEM

BRAZIL | Saturday, 14 Mar 2009 | Views [779] | Comments [1]

Caio Moussalem was born in a town called Cuiaba in the country side of Brazil, but now lives and studies in Rio de Janeiro. I stayed at his house for a few days through couchsurfing and found him to be a very intelligent and motivated person, who I ... Read more >


CARNIVAL, THE KISSER, FRIENDS, VIOLENCE AND THE NAKED WOMAN

BRAZIL | Wednesday, 11 Mar 2009 | Views [7873] | Comments [1]

Rio kind of became like a second home to me after staying there for about a month. Just about every day in this city brings an adventure.   Carnival was craaaaazy!! You couldn´t go anywhere in the city without running into a party! I went to catch ... Read more >

Tags: carnival, passport, rio


CASA DO CAMINHO

BRAZIL | Saturday, 14 Feb 2009 | Views [2029] | Comments [1]

It took me under $5 Reais and about an hour to reach Xerem from Rio De Janeiro. I called Casa Do Caminho from the small town, and as I waited for Lola (one of Casa's volunteers) to come and meet me, I watched as donkeys pulled carts through the traffic ... Read more >

Tags: brazil, non profit, orphanage, xerem


AHHHH BRASIL

BRAZIL | Saturday, 14 Feb 2009 | Views [519]

Ahhhh Brasil (and yes, it is spelt correctly),  a country where there is no lack of different dance styles, everyone says ´hello´ to strangers, and soap operas with vampires and people with supernatural powers are extremely popular. It is a place which ... Read more >

Tags: brazil, passport, sao paulo


A NIGHT IN A FAVELA,

BRAZIL | Saturday, 31 Jan 2009 | Views [1782] | Comments [1]

I finally got off the boat from Manaus to Belem! A couchsurfing host named Fabien picked me up and took me to his apartment, which is located in the middle of the city in a nice, high rise building apartment. He spoilt me insanely over the next few ... Read more >

Tags: belem, brazil, bus, favela


CHRISTMAS AND NY´S IN THE AMAZON

BRAZIL | Wednesday, 14 Jan 2009 | Views [1315]

Crossing the border into Brazil from Venezuela was simple enough, until I went to exchange some money on the Brazillian side, and realised I had completely forgotten that everyone here speaks Portuguese! Luckily, Manfred (from Peace Villages Foundation) ... Read more >

Tags: amazon, band, belem, boat, brazil, manaus, monkey, music, tefe


Gallery: BRAZIL

BRAZIL | Wednesday, 14 Jan 2009 | Photo Gallery


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PEACE VILLAGES FOUNDATION (FUNDACION ALDEAS DE PAZ)

VENEZUELA | Tuesday, 16 Dec 2008 | Views [3121]

I met with Manfred Mönnighoff in a café in Santa Elena. He drove me with his 6 year old daughter Nilaya, twenty minutes up a bumpy dirt road, through some beautiful emerald hills, to Foundation Peace Villages. It was a short but fantastic trip, full ... Read more >


LOCA WOMAN IN SANTA ELENA

VENEZUELA | Sunday, 14 Dec 2008 | Views [1634]

From dead dogs on the sides of the roads, to Iguanas and monkeys in trees, to long conversations with crazy people in the streets, I can say that my time in Venezuela has been quite interesting. I spent about four days in Puerto Ordaz- Cuidad Guayana ... Read more >

Tags: bus, crazy, interesting, monkeys, venezuela


CHAVEZ SPEAKS WHILE KIDS DIE OF CANCER

VENEZUELA | Wednesday, 10 Dec 2008 | Views [592]

Cumana was a great place to visit, as it was full of life and had some pretty nice beaches. I spent 60 Bolivares and about 8 hours getting there. I was very surprised… happy, when the taxi driver stopped on the way to my friend Milagros` (her name ... Read more >


LIVING WITH A HITCH-HIKER

VENEZUELA | Wednesday, 3 Dec 2008 | Views [746]

It´s really just hit me how politically intense and dangerous this country really is.   As I was leaving San Cristobal on the bus, while being video´d in my seat (as they do here and in many other Latin American countries for security reasons), everybody ... Read more >


UNI´S VIEWS, AND POLITICAL FIESTAS

VENEZUELA | Tuesday, 25 Nov 2008 | Views [611]

I arrived in San Cristobal and was picked up by Rodolfo, a young university student. After arriving at his house and meeting his mother, father, sister, and other family members (and given my own room with a private bathroom). Rodolfo showed me around ... Read more >


Gallery: VENEZUELA

VENEZUELA | Tuesday, 25 Nov 2008 | Photo Gallery


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COLOMBIAN CULTURE

COLOMBIA | Wednesday, 19 Nov 2008 | Views [3911] | Comments [1]

The past few weeks here in Colombia have been such a huge cultural experience because I have really felt like one of the locals. Families here have taken me into their houses and  treated me like one of their own. I have been given plenty of hugs, gifts ... Read more >


TANIA PARDO AND HER HELPING FAMILY

COLOMBIA | Monday, 10 Nov 2008 | Views [2381]

I have lived with Tania Pardo and her family for the past week, and I honestly now feel like one of the family. They strive to make the world a positive place to be in, and continue to give out a fresh, positive energy. Their kindness will forever remain ... Read more >


HALLOWEEN FIESTAS IN CALI, BOGOTA, AND BUCARAMANGA, COLOMBIA

COLOMBIA | Wednesday, 5 Nov 2008 | Views [11331] | Comments [1]

I had a fantastic time with Yuly in Cali, especially when she took me to a Halloween fiesta with a whole lot of couchsurfers. But Halloween didn´t just stop there. I caught a bus to Bogota, for 45,000 pesos, and met Mario (who let me stay in his house ... Read more >


INDIGENOUS MARCH- COLOMBIA

COLOMBIA | Wednesday, 29 Oct 2008 | Views [703]

On the 25th of October, 2008, I made my way to the University of Valle with Gustavo and Neyla (two friends I had met on the bus on the way to Cali). My reason for wanting to go was to find out further information about the indigenous protests that that ... Read more >


PROTEST IN CALI FOR ANIMAL LIBERATION

COLOMBIA | Saturday, 25 Oct 2008 | Views [768]

The protest march for animal liberation began at 4pm, and snaked through the streets of Cali. I had waited about forty minutes, with around sixty other people who were rearing to go. I met with a man named Terry Hurtado, who had been marching for animal ... Read more >


ECUADOR TO COLOMBIA

PERU | Saturday, 25 Oct 2008 | Views [552]

It's starting to scare me a little that danger seems to keep following me everywhere. It started in the Amazon, when a poisonous snake slithered in between my legs, then I was held up by men with guns in Guayaquil, then the neighbours of the house ... Read more >


Gallery: COLOMBIA

COLOMBIA | Saturday, 25 Oct 2008 | Photo Gallery


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FLOWERS TO GUNS

ECUADOR | Friday, 17 Oct 2008 | Views [939]

While in Puyo I stayed with a couchsurfer named Matt for a few days, so that I could begin to type up my previous Amazon expedition and have my tribal hair removed. On the second night at his apartment, we were invited downstairs to another couchsurfing ... Read more >


IKIAM EXPEDITION- Part 5

ECUADOR | Tuesday, 14 Oct 2008 | Views [1921]

I was dying! It was summer, and although I love the heat, it was so ridiculously hot! I nearly threw a kiddie tantrum this morning when I had to work in the chacra for about twenty minutes… well not really, but I did have to keep reminding myself, ... Read more >


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