the Departure – ITINERARY 9

the Departure is my very 1st and ongoing photo essay to document all my travels in abstract and straightforward images. Numbers, seats, movements, lights, terminals, buses, trains, planes, buildings, landscape, strangers and yet familiar faces with their own expression are the main particles of the Departure. To capture and embrace the priceless moment that been forgotten by crowd are the reason for me to come out with this photo essay.

the Departure mainly presented in series of black & white photographs however due to beautiful colors of the sky, sea, river and land I decide to present some of the photos in colors.

Inspired by Ricardo Cezar.

Itinerary 9
:  Hasselt , Belgium – Amsterdam, The Netherlands. December 2011.

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“Herb is the healing of a nation, alcohol is the destruction.”

-Nesta Robert Marley

Amsterdam, I think my photos do elaborate it.🙂

©M.Khalid Ibrahim.

Peace & Freedom

peace

“Peace”
It does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble or hard work, it means to be in the midst of those thin and still, to be calm in your heart.

-PeaceHouse Bar, Chiang Mai.

“Freedom”
A state of peace in mind and soul.

-Monkey Bar, Perhentian Island.

Cheers and may Peace & Freedom be upon all.🙂

M.Khalid Ibrahim

Hill Tribes – Luang Prabang, Laos P.D.R.

Hill Tribes, Luang Prabang Laos

Hill Tribes, Luang Prabang Laos

Hill Tribes, Luang Prabang Laos

Hill Tribes, Luang Prabang Laos

Hill Tribes, Luang Prabang Laos

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Hill Tribes, Luang Prabang Laos

Hill Tribes, Luang Prabang Laos

Hill Tribes, Luang Prabang Laos

Hill Tribes, Luang Prabang Laos

Hill Tribes, Luang Prabang Laos

Hill Tribes, Luang Prabang Laos

Hill Tribes, Luang Prabang Laos

Hill Tribes, Luang Prabang Laos

Hill Tribes, Luang Prabang Laos

Hill Tribes, Luang Prabang Laos

Hill Tribes, Luang Prabang Laos

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Hill Tribes, Luang Prabang Laos

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Hill Tribes, Luang Prabang Laos

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Diversity is tucked into the hills surrounding Luang Prabang. During 5 hours of trekking we’ve through three distinct layers of hill tribes, culture, and life of the Hmong, the Khmu and the Lao. The Hmong live in the highest hills, the Khmu in the mid hills and the Lao in the low hills closer to river bank. Each was unique, inviting and charming. We strongly suggest go for ‘Fair Trek’ which is community based tourism project, supporting and sponsoring seven communities in the Trekking and Hiking area in Luang Prabang. In this way we can contribute to the local community here.

 

All photographs by © M.Khalid Ibrahim & Minda Sofia.

December 2012.