Asia-Pacific

First Moments in Uzbekistan

If you’ve been following this journey, you would know that Uzbekistan is my final country for Faces2Hearts. If I close my eyes, I can picture myself to stepping into the Laos airport – equal parts confused, excited, nervous, and full of joy. Now, as I’m writing, I’m in shock that five months have passed by […]

Water is Life: Stories of Hardship and Hope

When I arrived in Uzbekistan, I was unaware that scarcity of water was a large issue in the country – affecting everyone in some way from a political, economic and social point of view. Of course, there are many factors that have left many people feeling the intense burden of accessing water. It is evident […]

Highlights of Nepal: from the heights of Himalaya to the plains of Terai

It seems that time is really flying, and I’m trying my best to fly with it – each moment passes by in the blink of an eye. Suddenly, I find myself writing about my “highlights” even though I don’t quite feel ready to leave. Each project I visited was different – from human rights to […]

Most Remote Regions of Nepal: First Impressions of Jumla

Nepal is known around the world for its mountainous landscape. While many travellers pass through the foothills of the Himalayan region, further west is the Karnali region. The prospect of travelling to the Karnali region hailed as the “most remote regions of Nepal”, was both an allure from an adventurous point of view, as well […]

Highlights of Bangladesh: Moments that Touched My Heart

I find myself spending a lot of time at airports, in transit, which means I spend a lot of time thinking. I can’t help but reflect on the very special moments and experiences I had in Bangladesh. Hour by hour, my perception of the country changed – my heart grew as I learned more about […]

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