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There are nearly 7.1 billion people on the planet from all walks of life, across all cultures and countries. We so often travel abroad and focus on making it to the beach, not missing any attractions, snapping a photo in front of THAT landmark, which means we often miss the real beauty, and real culture, of each country we visit – its people.
Out of 7.1 billion, these are the 15 people from our travels that I put to you as a world portrait.
Maasai mother bearing the harsh conditions of the Serengeti as she raises her child. Tanzania, Africa.
Lovers enjoying a beautiful British Sunday in Bath, UK.
Day hiker takes time to take in the view along the Inca Trail which leads to Machu Picchu, Peru.
Scottish street performer playing the bagpipes in Edinburgh, UK.
The unemployment rate remains high in the United States despite the recovering economy. People have taken to begging in the streets in desperation.
African child belonging to a Maasai tribe in Tanzania. Maasai are semi-nomadic people who take residence near game parks in East Africa and live completely off the land. Many Maasai tribes throughout Tanzania and Kenya welcome visits to their village to experience their culture, traditions, and lifestyle.
9. Beach babes of Orange County taking time out for tanning and texting on Laguna Beach. An extremely affluent seaside community in California, Laguna is/was the location for many reality television series, including “Laguna Beach” and “The Hills”.
Homeless man rests on the streets of Cusco, Peru.
Aspiring actor on Hollywood Boulevard. United States of America.
Mt Kilimanjaro tour guide reflecting after summiting the mountain yet again. Tanzania, Africa.
Kenyan school child singing native African rhythms.
Who doesn’t love London?! Tourists reading a map just outside the walls of Buckingham Palace.
Buddhist monk outside the Twelve Apostles in Victoria, Australia. We captioned this photo “i-Monk” or “Monk-intosh”!
The Sherpa’s of Mt. Kilimanjaro (Tanzania) are known as “wagumu”, which means “the tough ones”. They carry heavy loads of food, tents and equipment for the mountain climbing expeditions…and were still climbing the mountain at a faster pace than we were!
Indigenous Australian playing the Didgeridoo on Sydney Harbor