Morning traffic jam in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
It was amazing to see just how much the rickshaws could transport and still move at a fairly fast pace.
Hana Black cycling in Sumatra © Mark Watson
Mark Watson is a New Zealand based freelance photographer and graphic designer. He photographs travel, adventure, lifestyle, landscape and his work can be seen at: www.highlux.co.nz/blog.
Mark writes the following about their recent Asia tour:
“We started our trip in China and rode overland through Sichuan, Yunnan, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand and Malaysia. There we flew to Banda Aceh and rode the full length of Sumatra (3000km). The full trip was 13,000km in 9 months. We defined our trip by seeking mountains rather than the flats and avoided major roads as much as possible. Sometimes this meant very indirect routes as we like to explore rural areas.”
Bangladesh is a paradise for bicycle photographers!
There was some computer work to be done such as backing up the hard drive and publishing Bicycle Traveler magazine before we could travel further - so we set up office in our Bangkok hotel room.
Two things are important when taking self portraits; a small camera tripod and extra time. The tripod - so that the camera remains level and extra time since you usually need to take a number of pictures using your camera timer before you have one where both of you are smiling.
Eric Schambion cycling in Malaysia © Amaya Williams
Amaya and Eric gave up their regular lives in 2006 to become bicycle nomads and cycle around the world. Since February 2014 they have pedalled more than 145,000km through 96 countries while taking some beautiful photographs of their journey. They share these images, along with stories from the road, on their World Biking website.
We watched the semi-finals of Spain vs. Columbia and Brasil vs. Italy – two fantastic games of indoor football yet half of the seats around us were empty. Why was that?, probably because all of the football fans were caught in a Bangkok traffic jam. We first tried to go watch the quarter finals but after sitting in a non-aircon bus for more than 2 hours – and not even getting near the stadium - we gave up and headed back to our hotel to watch them on t.v.
Of course that’s never a punishment!
The duties of a wife to her husband:
To perform her duties in perfect order
To protect his possessions
Not to be unfaithful
To be hospitable to the people of the neighborhood
To be industrious and not to be lazy in discharging her duties
Six disadvantages of gambler
His win will make his opponent jealous and hostile
The loser makes himself worried
His possessions can be reduced
No one heeds his words in assembly
His colleagues will degrade him
No one wishes to marry him or his sons and daughters
Six causes of the loss of property
Over indulgence in untimely visits
Over enjoyment of entertaining
Over association with the bad
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In 2010 we set off on a multi-year cycle journey titled “Bicycling Around the World in search of inspiring cycle images”. The challenge will be to photograph the diverse bicycle cultures, capture the experience of traveling by bike, and of course shoot new ‘Cycling Landscape’ images. You can follow our trip via this photo blog.
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