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Photo of the Week: Rice Paddy Field in the Backwaters of Kerala, India

  • Pravin Tamang
  • 25 February 2013

This shot was taken in the backwaters of Kerala, India, a highly complex network of inland waterways that connect the area’s remote villages. I hopped out of my canoe to watch and photograph this otherwise normal morning sight for the locals. I have always loved the simple life of the countryside in Kerala, so whenever I am in Kochi, I make it a point to visit.

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The Best Local Travel Pictures of 2012

  • Ethan Gelber
  • 4 January 2013

With another year of pictures under our belt, it’s time again to spotlight our Photo of the Year – an image that most captured the imagination of The Travel Word team and a group of external judges. Like our Photo of the Year 2010 and Photo of the Year 2011, we believe this year’s winning image truly captures the imagination, a glimpse of something uncommon in a very familiar place.

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Photo of the Week: Peaks and Paddies, Southern Laos

  • Cindy Fan (Photo and Text)
  • 1 July 2012

It’s June and rice-growing season is in full swing in southern Laos. For the last few days, I’ve been travelling on the Stray Asia bus through the vast, flat and open landscape that is characteristic of the region. We’ve cruised past rice field after rice field alive with impossibly vibrant colours, the reflections in the water-filled paddies intensifying the natural beauty.

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A Hands-On Cooking Experience in Luang Prabang, Laos

  • Cindy Fan
  • 6 June 2012

Buzz from travellers about Tamarind Café’s cooking class flew around Luang Prabang’s easy-going and placid streets, chatter tagged with words “authentic” and “real local food.” The course includes a morning market tour, the chance to make (and eat) six dishes and an education in the food of Laos. And an education is needed. Lao cuisine is mysterious.

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Photo of the Week: A Pair of Scarecrows, Seoul, South Korea

  • Cindy Lee (Photo and Text)
  • 31 October 2010

This photo was taken when I visited Andong – located in the Yeongnam region, southwest of Seoul – which is very famous area for its Hahoe Folk Village, now a UNESCO World Heritage site of traditional-style houses. When I was out for a walk one day, I came across two scarecrows in the middle of a field, a good memory from childhood.

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Photo of the Week: Sifting Rice for the Day in Muang Sing, Luang Namtha, Laos

  • Stanislas Fradelizi (Photo) Lee Sheridan (Text)
  • 12 September 2010

This photo depicts a typical village scene, with one of the younger girls in the family preparing the day’s rice for the family. The rice is first pounded using a wooden pile driver, which is visible just behind the girl in the bottom left hand corner of the full size picture. The material is then sifted by hand using large wicker plates to separate the rice from the husks.

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