The young girl pictured belongs to the Karen tribe, an ethnic minority in Thailand and Burma (Myanmar). I love their colorful clothes; they remind me of similar traditional clothes I’ve seen in Yemen.
Yemen Journey: A personal narrative of my life in Yemen
The series Yemen Journey is a narrative of my life in Yemen – over eight years of ups and downs, lots of happiness but many frustrations as well. For better or worse, Yemen changed me for good. Each post somewhat stands alone, but it’s best to read the posts in sequence.
11. Bread and salt
Posted on August 15, 2008 - by Mira
Chilling out in the afternoon in the Old City, Sana’a, Yemen
Posted on August 3, 2011 - by mira
A flower and vegetable market in Bangkok, Thailand.
A woman makes flower garlands on a sidewalk in Bangkok, Thailand. Garlands (Thai: Phuang Malai) are bought for different purposes, such as for good luck, safety, or for offerings at Buddhist shrines and temples.
A salesman looks at his phone in a special display booth for a brand of men’s denims in a Bangkok mall, Thailand. Bangkok malls and Bangkok “sois” (alleys) are very different experiences, showing the many facets of this city.