Several times during the course of the 3 days masses of people gathered to pray, occupying the whole central city Square in front of the Imam Mosque.
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While in Isfahan for Ashura, I had the chance to meet a group of extremely nice and welcoming local people, involved in an organization which aims was to inform foreigners on the paricular customs and culture revolving around the Ashura
The Tehran Bazaar is unbelievably huge. according to one carpet vendor we met there it is 25kms wide, holds 200 000 stores and sees 1 million visitors every day. Even though these figures are probably completely imaginary , I did spend almost an hour trying to escape from the kitchen appliances section, and after a morning of wandering I still hadn't bought a thing, as I could not locate any spices or any other random souvenir
As I was walking around the city center with a few friends a group of students hearing us speak English approached us and as they were English students themselves we had a quick chat - Asal, in the middle, told us that she lived in Malmoe for a few months, and she was very suprised people could live all their life in such a cold place.
So we just got into Bali yesterday, but it turns out I am moving to Iran for some time today, and I am not sure I will be able to update this blog from there. Hopefully I will, but in case I don't I wanted to post this portrait I particularly liked and leave you guys with it till I come back. It was taken in Can Tho, in the heart of the Mekong delta in Vietnam.
Spotted in Kuala Lumpur, where it does rain A LOT.
I met mister Pig in Vietnam, but his "portrait" reminded me of Mister Turtle's one, so I thought I could put him here alongside his Malaysian little friend.
I met mister Turtle in the Cameron Highlands. As he isn't very tall, it was quite difficult to take a shot "facing" him, so I had to do a "blind" shooting, taking many shots and only looking at them afterwards.
This school is located right inside the National Mosque. The kids there were all having a blast, running everywhere, chased by teachers, looking super cool with their Egyptian type outfit.
Stesen Keretapi Kuala Lumpur was built in 1910, and is known to be a classic example of eastern and western architecture blending together. To be completely honest it is a bit disapointing, though as it is located only a few blocs from the Masjid Negara, you might as well check it out while you're on this side of the city
I met this kid in the city of Patong, the tourist hub of the Phuket island. He was working as some kind of a hawker, bringing tourists into shady night clubs. More pictures of the infmaous Patong night creatures coming soon…
Phuket is the biggest and most developed island of Thailand. It is located on the western coast in the Andaman sea (which makes it less rainy during the monsoon season - good to know if you're in the area in june/july/august), and is just above the smaller islands of Ko Phi Phi (famous because the movie The Beach) was filmed there and Koh Lanta (famous because the first French version of survivor was filmed there, and since then it retained that name).