In celebration of World Smile Day, a photo essay featuring some of the smiling faces we have encountered during our travels around Asia.
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Saigon Bird Cafe is found at Cong Doan Cafe, opposite Tao Dan Park – a place where locals show off their prized birds, socialise and drink coffee.
On the Polish side of the border is Cieszyn, a picturesque town that is well worth visiting if you are ever in this part of Europe.
Latvian Academy of SciencesLocation: Riga, LatviaConstructed: 1951-1961Architects: Osvalds Tīlmanis, Vaidelotis Apsitis and Karlis PluksneGenre: Stalinist Empire style, Soviet architecture, former USSR Did you know?... We also have an Instagram account and Facebook...
Hotel Zlatibor in Užice, Serbia. Brutalist building, opened as a hotel in 1981. Architect Svetlana Radević. Socialist architecture in the former Yugoslavia.
Getting caught in a thunder storm whilst searching for Gyumri’s iron fountain, and photographing the surrounding neighbourhood against moody skies.
Alternative things to see on our Baltic States and the Caucasus trip included street art, abandoned places, Soviet-era architecture, mosaics and monuments.
Have you stopped to think about the process involved in getting that tea from leaves on a bush into your mug or cup? Meet the tea pickers of Darjeeling…
The Sunday Market in Kashgar is still very much a full on Uyghur affair. Trading in sheep seemed to be the most common activity at this busy animal market.
The Indian moustache is still very much in fashion. In India! It seems sometimes that every post-puberty male in India has a moustache of some kind.
Today’s travel shot is a surreptitiously-snapped shot of a romantic moment on Wroclaw’s Stary Rynek – the Market Square in the Old Town.
Penang’s George Town is full of heritage buildings many with beautiful window shutters. Don’t forget to look up when walking around the UNESCO-listed town.