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Met this boy when we hiked up the rice terraces of #Batad. We tried to get to the highest village without having a tour guide (not the smartest idea πŸ˜‚). Somehow we managed to get to the village, which only contained of about six houses. The boy was one of the villagers. He was blowing soap bubbles and seemed kind of confused when he saw a group of four western tourists. I tried to chat with him but he did not understand. He then just continued to do his thing with the bubbles. I asked him if I can take some pictures by pointing at him and my camera and he agreed. When I showed him the results he was fascinated, but only for a short moment. Then he returned to blowing bubbles. I guess this shows that the simple things in life are the one's that make you genuinely happy. 😊
This weekend I went to visit my godmother in the Swiss canton of Vaud. Vaud is the biggest French-speaking region of #Switzerland. Located in a mountainous environment and next to the Lac Léman (a.k.a. Lake Geneva) it offers stunning landscapes (oh, also magnificent wine 🍷). And look, it even has kind of a tropical island. 🏝 Beautiful, right?! 😊
This shot is still one of my most favorites! I took it one year ago (with my iPhone!) in a small and secluded #Kayan village in Myanmar. πŸ‡²πŸ‡² That day I learned a lot about the Kayan tribe and their traditions. Most people know the tribe as the "long neck tribe", because their women wear many rings around their necks, which makes their necks seem very long. However, against popular belief, this is not the case. In fact, the weight of those rings pushes their shoulders down, which then looks like their necks grew. πŸ€“ On this picture you can see Maria with one of her grandchildren. Her granddaughter quite likely will not wear such neck rings, as this tradition is dying out due to globalization. Even though their village is far away from the next city and only a small amount of tourists get the chance to visit their hidden village. 🏞 Let me know if you have any questions regarding the Kayan tribe and their traditions. Maybe I can give you an answer. πŸ˜ŠπŸ™πŸ½
#Tarsier. 🐡 An endangered species like many others. One of the main reasons why species become endangered or even go extinct is the massive deforestation taking place worldwide. According to IntactForests.org 3.5 to 7 billion (!!) trees are cut down per year. Let me put this in perspective with another figure by StandForTrees.org: Every 48 hours we lose forest area the size of about New York City! πŸ—½ Obviously, this has even more consequences besides the effects that it has on animals. To learn more about these issues check out my recent Instagram Stories where I introduced @standfortrees, a NGO I support and believe in. Or just go directly to their website: standfortrees.com πŸŒ²πŸ™πŸ½ #earthday2017 #standfortrees
Last week @richiehug and I did a spontaneous shooting in Winterthur.πŸ“Έ We shot it in an old factory building to match the vintage denim outfit I was wearing. I especially love my denim jacket that I bought almost a year ago in a second-hand store in Budapest. An amazing city to visit by the way! πŸ˜ŠπŸ‡­πŸ‡Ί
Like out of nowhere the weather here in Switzerland suddenly changed from sunny and warm to rainy, cold and partly snowy! 😩 Makes me miss the bauty of the Philippines even more!πŸ˜…
So currently I am having some very busy weeks. I've got a lot to do for my studies and besides that I am trying to work as much as possible (gotta get that travel moneeeeey πŸ€‘πŸ˜). In such stressful times I depend on sports more than usually to get a balance. πŸƒπŸ½ .
What do you do to stay balanced? Spa? πŸ’†πŸ» Eat? πŸ‘¨πŸΎβ€πŸ³ Music? 🎼
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Thanks to @richiehug for this shot. πŸ“Έ
Thanks to @benchoriginal for sending me this sport outfit. πŸ™πŸ½ #LoveMyHood #Benchoriginal
One of the clearest waters I've ever seen. A hidden lagoon somewhere on Palawan. 🌊🌴 Where did you find the clearest water?πŸ€” (and sorry for the lack of posts lately, I am currently very busy again with work and studies 😢)
I hope all of you are having a great weekend!πŸ‘ŒπŸΌ By the way, I uploaded a new video to my YouTube channel two days ago. Here's a little snippet. You can find the link to the full video in my description. Or just search for "BackPekka" on YouTube. 😊 Would appreciate your thoughts, as I am trying to get better with every video. πŸ˜πŸ™πŸ½ - featured in the video: @adriantom & @de_sibesiech
The underwater world can be so unbelievably colourful. What I always enjoy to observe while diving are the different kinds of stunning anemones. 🌊 Once again, this picture was taken with my GoPro and without a dive filter, so the colours are not as impressive as in real life. Nevertheless, I tried to get the most out of it while editing.πŸ˜… Can you spot Nemo? πŸ•΅πŸ½
While we were in Port Barton we decided to overnight on a deserted island. Apart from our group there were no other people around. There was no infrastructure what so ever. We only had our tents, water and food. Nothing more was necessary. Below us we had beautiful white sand. Above us at night we had this breathtaking starlit sky, without any light pollution. Sadly, my DSLR is not the best to photograph the stars. This is the best I could get, but I am still very happy with the result. 😊✨🌟 Who else loves to observe the stars? Do you know any of the names?
Just another drone shot from a paradise called #Palawan. πŸ‡΅πŸ‡­
By the way, what kind of content would you like to see more on my Instagram? Or what should I focus on more? Drone pictures, portraits, landscape photography, more stories or even videos? 😊 Let me know in the comments if you have some feedback for me. πŸ˜πŸ™πŸ½