Tedious exercises at a ballet school in Chiang Mai.
Balinese oil painting from 2011 paint by Dian Umbara.
The cheerful woman met on the way to 2,000 years old stone sarcophagus in lush interior of the island.
Young Red Karen woman met in Mae Hong Song Province near Burmese border.
Half naked Balinese girl in bed.
Her disproportionate, square head makes the painting out of the realistic trend so popular in Bali.
Pastel colors, peace ambience and naive drawing dominate the canvas.
Balinese dance about beautiful bird called Tari Belibis performed in Ubud.
I bought a very old charcoal iron in Hoi An and some 15th century ceramic coming from famous Hoi An wreck in Singapore. I remember shopping and town’s flavor. I can still memorize some local women. I’m just not sure if everybody wore a hat 😉
Last evening before wedding. The bride in a street of Gangtok.
She works at a local restaurant. The Nyang Shwe is full of good eateries with good service.
The market at town Kalaw is worth a visit. The most interesting are faces of people and various local delicacies.
My stop in Siliguri town, on the way from Sikkim to Assam gave me fine opportunity to shop around.
Javanese woman runs her business successfully. New settlers in Flores enjoy steady support from Jakarta.
Sapa region in North Vietnam is visually dominated by the tribal women wearing indigo dyed garb. Many of them wear distinctive, round earrings.
Khao San road in Bangkok attracts enterprising Thais from entire country. Smart Akha woman in her tribal outfit sells cheap jewelry produced by manufacturers located around Chiang Mai. Don’t be fooled. The knick knack is produced on an industrial scale in Thailand. Nothing comes straight from Akha villages.
Pura Besakih on the slope of Agung volcano attracts many pilgrims and tourists.
The Yaos called Mien in China and Dzao in Vietnam belong to the best dressed tribes in Asia. The Red Yao women in Sapa area in North Vietnam have remained in contact with tourists for last 20 years. They developed good commercial skills.
Legong dance was performed only by virgins before touristic era in Bali. Today the show belongs to highlights of every Balinese trip. Professional dancers, mostly short overweight girls in beautiful costumes entertain visitors during evening performances.