Photos: A day in the market in the Punjab, Pakistan

Cabbage was definitely in season at the market

Cabbage was definitely in season at the market

The steady procession of people coming to the market made for some beautiful visions. Hope you like this one from the market of Gujranwala, Pakistan

The steady procession of people coming to the market made for some beautiful visions. Hope you like this one from the market of Gujranwala, Pakistan

Men unloading more cabbage from the large trucks and tractors arriving in the morning. in the foreground, some camels are feeding after carrying some loads to Gujranwala market in the Punjab, Pakistan

Men unloading more cabbage from the large trucks and tractors arriving in the morning. in the foreground, some camels are feeding after carrying some loads to Gujranwala market in the Punjab, Pakistan

This woman was on the way to the market as we were getting near. The fog was really dense, and this feels otherworldly

This woman was on the way to the market as we were getting near. The fog was really dense, and this feels otherworldly

A man looking serious at the market in Gujranwala, Punjab, Pakistan. I couldn't resist taking a close-up

A man looking serious at the market in Gujranwala, Punjab, Pakistan. I couldn’t resist taking a close-up

in the morning at Gujranwala vegetable market in Punjab, lots of cabbage is being unloaded to trade and sell

in the morning at Gujranwala vegetable market in Punjab, lots of cabbage is being unloaded to trade and sell

In Pakistan, colourful trucks are the norm on the roads. This one, carrying some potatoes to the market, was just one of many!

In Pakistan, colourful trucks are the norm on the roads. This one, carrying some potatoes to the market, was just one of many!

Photo: when the sun hits the right spot

My colleagues and myslef were visiting the border between Pakistan and India near Lahore. Everyday, there is a traditional closing of the border ceremony (more pictures to follow on this). I was sitting in the stands, shouting PA-KI-STAN at the top of my voice, and whilst looking around, saw that the spire of the border gates was struck by the sun in the perfect light. hope you enjoy the effect

My colleagues and myslef were visiting the border between Pakistan and India near Lahore. Everyday, there is a traditional closing of the border ceremony (more pictures to follow on this). I was sitting in the stands, shouting PA-KI-STAN at the top of my voice, and whilst looking around, saw that the spire of the border gates was struck by the sun in the perfect light. hope you enjoy the effect

Photo: father and son with maize in Pakistan

Pakistan maize crop clinic Punjab

These two were attending a plant clinic in Bahawalpur district in the Punjab province of Pakistan. The browning leaves on the maize reduces the yield, and they came to the clinic to get a diagnosis and advice on how to reduce their losses. Hopefully the clinic helped, and they are now getting healthier crops! Best of luck to them

Photo: Orange is the new Black

Whilst visiting the work that the Government of Punjab is doing in Bahawalpur district, we went to a fruit and vegetables market in Bahawalpur main bazaar. This trader was located in front of the gates, in front of the banner explaining what our initiative was trying to achieve! He was very loud and friendly and insisted that we buy some of his fruit. I could not resist! They tasted good as well. People in Asia put orange henna dye in their hair for various reasons. One of them is tell the world that they have made a pilgrimage to Mecca, the holiest site in Muslim beliefs.

Whilst visiting the work that the Government of Punjab is doing in Bahawalpur district, we went to a fruit and vegetables market in Bahawalpur main bazaar. This trader was located in front of the gates, in front of the banner explaining what our initiative was trying to achieve! He was very loud and friendly and insisted that we buy some of his fruit. I could not resist! They tasted good as well.
People in Asia put orange henna dye in their hair for various reasons. One of them is tell the world that they have made a pilgrimage to Mecca, the holiest site in Muslim beliefs.

Photo: A sunset over Kathmandu in Nepal

Nepal is a glorious country, and one that needs to be visited to be understood. I only stayed a week for work, but the hospitality and generosity from the locals and colleagues was staggering. On one evening, I went up a very famous tower in central Kathmandu and was lucky to see the capital in nice light. Hope this picture pushed you to visit the country!

Nepal is a glorious country, and one that needs to be visited to be understood. I only stayed a week for work, but the hospitality and generosity from the locals and colleagues was staggering. On one evening, I went up a very famous tower in central Kathmandu and was lucky to see the capital in nice light. Hope this picture pushed you to visit the country!

Photo: humid and blurry sunsets in Sulawesi, Indonesia

Travelling around the island of Sulawesi in Indonesia, we were awaiting our ferry to travel south to Flores, and hitched up in this little coffee place near the water edge. Luckily we witnessed a captivating sunset. The blurriness is due to the amount of steam on my camera due to the incredible humidity!

Travelling around the island of Sulawesi in Indonesia, we were awaiting our ferry to travel south to Flores, and hitched up in this little coffee place near the water edge. Luckily we witnessed a captivating sunset. The blurriness is due to the amount of steam on my camera due to the incredible humidity!

Photo: a kid in the markets of Bamyan, Afghanistan

Afghan girl in market of Bamyan

I was strolling along the market main avenue, and I spotted a kid, amidst the cool temperatures of the morning, wrapped in a massive blanket in order to keep warm. The contrast between the colourful blanket, the slightly apprehensive yet curious face, and the crate dump in the background give this picture a really nice feel!