The theme this week for the word a week challenge hosted by A Word in Your Ear is “worker” and I’m sharing images from my travels through different corners of the world. Work takes on so many different forms and meanings, and these photos offer a glimpse into it.
This is one my favourite travel moments captured: the bond between father and daughter. At her request, a young girl joins her father at work on his tuk tuk in Chiang Mai, Thailand, an informal and spontaneous ‘bring your daughter to work’ day. She wanted to be with him.
In Pisac, Peru, the market is a sea of colour as women in their bowler hats weave their belts by hand before selling them to the many tourists who pass through.
This man believes he sells the best chai tea in Rishikesh, India. On the side of the cart reads “Love your mother”.
In Phnom Penh, Cambodia, a cyclo driver transports passengers – both local and foreign – through the streets on this three-wheeled vehicle that is the livelihood for many.
Before sunrise in Varanasi, India, I was led on the Ganges by a 16-year-old boy who had been giving boat rides since the age of 10.
For some women in Hoi An, Vietnam, their work is far more cumbersome than cooking and washing dishes – they’re mobile noodle shops, carrying their food through the streets seeking hungry passersby.
At a Maasai village in Kenya, herders start their work at a young age.
The David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage in Nairobi, Kenya saves and rehabilitates baby elephants. It’s an amazing place and the most successful of its kind in the world, where the elephants are watched over 24 hours a day by their dedicated keepers who feed and even sleep next to them.