misstick On a foggy day in Sapa, Vietnam, hill tribe women gathered at the dusty square to sell their lovely handwoven textiles. At times the fog was so thick you could barely see any of the handicrafts on display but as the fog started to lift, vibrant bursts of colour appeared; both on the women, and the beautiful lengths of material decorating the dirt field. 10mon
  •   jmag57 I am going to try to get out there with my new DSLR this weekend. It has been too long a break and I fear I will forget how to use the thing!!! All the best! 6mon
  •   misstick Gosh I'm the same! I really want a canon 5D but know I probably won't ever use it to its full potential as I don't have the patience to read manuals! Did you do an introductory course at all? Have fun & I look forward to seeing some photos from your outing soon @jmag57 6mon
  •   leftjohn Great portrait again, Michele, sorry I missed some of your travels, hope you are fine ! 4mon
  •   onurertugrul where have you been? everything ok? 4mon
  •   _lookingforthelight So long ago Michele... Hope all well with you ?!.. 4mon
  •   simplycate Hello to you dear! 4mon
  •   thekimbots Yes, it's been a while, hope you're well Michele 4w
  •   scilly_life Dude! Where have you been??? 2w

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misstick Such an honour to have the talented @onurertugrul edit & publish this photo of mine in his gallery. If you haven't already, head on over & check out his gallery of fantastic street photography from Istanbul. Thanks Onur! 11mon

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misstick The amazing light & colours along the ghats of Varanasi make even the most everyday moments eyecatching. 12mon

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misstick Children always capture my heart when I travel & this little boy was no exception. His grandmother was quite boisterous, animated & very funny as she tried to persuade tourists to stop by her textiles stall in the village of Cat Cat. This little fellow was happy to sit quietly & watch grandma roll out her beautiful bedspreads & wall hangings in the hope of making a few sales for the family. 1y

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misstick Locals love to gather around the stunning Si-o-se Pol bridge in Esfahan in the late afternoon. Groups of family & friends can be found enjoying tea at the fantastic tea house that floats on pontoons at the side of the bridge while others sit quietly listening to the soothing sounds of the fast flowing river as the sun sets over this beautiful Iranian city. 1y
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  •   ookle @misstick I'm doing fine, thanks. :) Been very busy with my studies, but enjoying every bit of it. I've come to appreciate my time off a lot more recently because of those busy weeks. I'm actually using my free time efficiently now to do the things I like. Guess that's one of the upsides of working hard. :) 1y
  •   dawa_lhamo This is beautiful Michele. Love those pinks and oranges. Makes my heart ache for asia. 1y
  •   jabbakarin Parabéns fotos Maravilhosas... 1y
  •   me_myself_and_eye Lovely shot, great tones...;) 1y
  •   id_va Good memories! 1y
  •   littlemissfidget Love the colour & composition of this u really want to be part of the conversation 11mon

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misstick I came across this sweet lady taking time out for a nap at the entrance to Ngoc Son Temple in Hanoi. Most days she would be in this spot hoping to sell her incense & candles to tourists on their way to visit the small but very beautiful temple housed on an island in the lake. 1y
  •   lokobe Great 1y
  •   jodiedillman ...a long day. We have all had them, they just look different. 1y
  •   veehaws Great shot, Frags!! 1y
  •   magneticmoose Such a great capture! Those colours are so vibrant! 1y
  •   jeepwriter Great portrait! 1y
  •   littlemissfidget I love the contrast of her grey outfit, hair & state (asleep) against the pop of colour of her wares. Love this 11mon
  •   misstick Great to hear you like this. Thanks for the lovely comment @littlemissfidget 11mon
  •   simplycate Wonderful story telling dear! 11mon

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misstick An early morning boat ride along the Ganges River in Benares (Varanasi) offers so many eye-catching moments with local residents & pilgrims bathing in the beautiful morning light, making offerings to Mother Ganga & gathering for a gossip. Others take the opportunity to wash & dry clothes before the hot sun starts beating down on the ghats. 1y

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misstick On the way to the salt plains of the Little Rann of Kutch desert in Gujarat we come across another typical daily life scene with this group crammed into the truck. It never ceases to amaze me how relaxed everyone looks even though some are perched in precarious positions! 1y

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misstick The lovely town of Bundi in the desert state of Rajasthan is well known for its blue houses. Wandering around the charming streets is heaps of fun as everyone is so friendly & everywhere you look you are struck by the beauty of the deep blue textures of painted walls & intricately decorated windows & doors. 1y

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misstick Wandering around the shore of Hoan Kiem Lake in Hanoi I came across this policeman enjoying the peaceful environment perhaps a little too much! 1y

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misstick Taking one last look at the Jama Masjid in Old Delhi from this angle, I was delighted to see the rich colours of the stone arches as this family passed through. Completed in 1656 the mosque is the largest in India & the courtyard alone can hold up to 25000 people. Pilgrims inside pray while tourists wander around wide eyed & in awe of the spectacular architecture & serene surroundings. 1y

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misstick Taking a break from riding around the chaotic streets of Jaipur this bicycle rickshaw rider said he spends up to 16 hours a day carting groceries, families & sometimes goats around town. It must be such a physically demanding job & indeed a difficult one considering the heat, pollution & traffic he must contend with day in, day out. But typical of so many of the friendly locals he had time for a chat, a laugh & of course a photo! I'd like to take this opportunity to thank @instagram for adding me to their Suggested Users list today. It was such a surprise & very exciting! Thank you to all my dear followers who've supported me over the past 18 months. I appreciate every one of you & your lovely comments. Welcome also to my new followers! Great to have you here & I hope you'll enjoy my posts 1y

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misstick It's been a while since I posted a door so thought I'd share this beautiful one from the desert city of Yazd in Iran. It's certainly a grand entrance with a heavy duty door! I love the detail on the brickwork & the weathered wood. 1y

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misstick The 18th century Ngoc Son temple provides a serene space away from the noisy & busy streets of Hanoi. The temple is built on an island in the lake & attracts many tourists & locals. This little boy standing inside the temple caught my eye as he spent ages looking intently at some calligraphy drawings. I love his stance; he looks like a real little gentleman with his hands tucked behind his back. 1y

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misstick The stunning city of Esfahan has an incredible 11 bridges built across the Zayandeh River. Six of the bridges are modern structures but the others, like the Khaju Bridge, are classic examples of Persian architecture. Khaju Bridge is 110m long & has two levels of arches. A stroll through the arches allows you to see original 17th century tiles & paintings up close. It's a great place to meet the friendly locals & watch the afternoon light transform the brickwork into a beautiful rich red & cast lovely reflections of Khaju into the river 1y
  •   jessepf no worries... she was actually very kind and took it down... it was almost too easy... so let me know if you found anything odd... 1y
  •   jessepf btw... what did I miss that pushes your audience to such numbers, you deserve all of them and more Michele 1y
  •   misstick Luckily none of my pics were on her gallery - I blocked here still. Glad to hear she removed the pic she stole from you. I made it onto @instagram Suggested Users List - was there for a two week period which ended Thursday just gone. It was bizarre to see my followers grow by around 2000 per day during that fortnight! @jessepf 1y
  •   jessepf I bet... a little overwhelming from what I hear, but then as your audience gets to be that big I would think that most new people don't ever really expect to hear from you all the time. a blessing and a curse I am sure. I have a few other friends who made that list as well and it's really wild to watch. kudos to you though again, job well done. 1y
  •   peacemaker2020 Amazing 1y
  •   dawa_lhamo Goosebumps. Just amazing architecture, not to mention your beautifully composed shot! 1y
  •   banaffshe @alibomzi بنده ميگم تموووووووووومى جهان 12mon

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misstick Sitting by Pichola Lake in Udaipur is lovely in the morning & afternoon light. Locals visit the ghats to bathe, wash clothes, swim & just hang out with friends & family, mesmerised by the stunning palaces in the middle of the lake. Others like this lady stop by at one of the many temples to make offerings or say prayers. 1y

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misstick Playing in the fog in Sapa, Vietnam. Thank you so much to my lovely followers for your much appreciated comments during my absence! I know it's been a while since I've posted. I've been busy pursuing other interests but sure have missed you all 1y

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misstick As I strolled through one of the valleys below Sapa town I could see in the distance plumes of light blue dust hovering about. As I got closer I could hear the sound of little boy chatter & come across this cute little chap & his buddy playing in a huge pile of blue rubble. Of course they wanted to clown around & throw dust my way too but settled when I started to take a few pics 2y

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misstick Hanging my hat up for the next 24 hours & setting my profile to private in support of today's protest against the overwhelming numbers of spam & fake followers plaguing Instagram. Lets hope this day of action makes some difference & maybe @instagram will listen to our frustration. I'll catch up on your wonderful feeds soon friends. Cheers 2y
  •   mr_eman @misstick I have found I very rarely get spam and I have been wondering if that is because I don't tag my pics it might be worth trying to see if it stops the spam 2y
  •   george_gittany_photography Hi #mr_eman, and hello to you too misstick. What do you mean by not tagging your photos? Thanks 2y
  •   dawa_lhamo Beautiful shot! 2y
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  •   poeticwordvomit I hope 2013 has kicked off in amazing style for you!! All the best - you deserve it 2y
  •   phani9ast Hey Michelle. Everytime I see someone post shots of people, I get back to your feed to check if you are back on IG. I hope you are doing good. 1y
  •   witw Gréât pic. 1y
  •   michellenguyen1802 Vietnam!!!!!!!!!! 3mon

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misstick H'mong women are well known for their embroidery skills & whilst many textiles in the area are now mass produced, it is still possible to find beautiful pieces produced by hand in the village of Cat Cat. This lady was very keen to show me her work & being a lover of handmade textiles I must admit it was very difficult to resist her charming sales pitch! 2y
  •   misstick Thank you Jesse! I only bought a couple of scarves but would have loved to have bought the large wall hangings she had. Such beautiful work. And yes dear Phani has been one of my most loyal supporters actually. I love how he shares his thoughts with us too @jessepf @phani9ast 2y
  •   jeepwriter Great portrait!! 2y
  •   phani9ast Thank you for speaking good about me Michele. I am so happy that you actually read and value my posts. :) 2y
  •   273i Very nice!! 2y
  •   poeticwordvomit Great detail in this portrait I love the sales pitches - especially when it's from a dear old lady like this one! 2y
  •   evpo I've been there last february 1y
  •   shushushoodles We're you able to make up your mind and purchase some of her work ? I would have a difficult time not wanting to buy it all ! 1y
  •   misstick @memonakhosa here's grandma - she was such a lovely lady 1y

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