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Walking to Ramkot - 16

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: Helen : (who is currently photographing in, Australia) on 24 August 2014 in Lifestyle & Culture.

It is very hot now we have left the village. There are still hours of trail to walk and there is still "the hard bit" awaiting for me to climb.

It is about 36 degrees Celsius. The discomfort was greater due to the fires set by the villagers at this time of year. Slash and burn cultures choose April every year to burn off the undergrowth to fertilize poor mountainous soils. These days there is a persistent smoke haze that envelops South-East Asia.

The fire in the bushes along the track heated the rocks that in turn absorbed and radiated extra heat. I was so hot and bothered I didn't take any photos. Now THAT tells you how challenging the walk back was.

Despite the walk home, the day was fabulous and well worth the visit. I hope you enjoyed it too?

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Oiva from Turku, Finland

I liked a lot of the pictures, a fine series, the whole spectrum of multi-aged people in their daily chores and beautiful scenery! *****:-)))))))))))))HALEJA.

Happy Sunday,my new good friend!
best regards oivatytto

24 Aug 2014 1:50pm

Devi from Chennai, India

That must have been searing heat..But you are a brave one !!! This is an awesome image..I simply love the series:)

24 Aug 2014 3:12pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice shot
with beautiful composition, colors, lighting & atmosphere!
I love this series!

24 Aug 2014 3:48pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

You made me feel the heat and smell the smoke. Very interesting story.

25 Aug 2014 12:30am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Bravo on a very fine series - I have enjoyed how you brought out the 'experience' of the trip which always goes beyond just showing the 'views'.

25 Aug 2014 7:30am

L'Angevine from Angers, France


25 Aug 2014 1:01pm