“The Hidden Smiles Of Vietnam” by French Photographer Rehahn


For several years now, Réhahn, a french photographer, traveled across Vietnam. Along the way, his adventures have led to important meetings, which have naturally become the main theme of his photographic projects. When a complicity has been established between the two of them, then and only then does he gets his camera out in order to capture the moment. Very often on his photos, smiles are shyly hidden by their hands. Réhahn calls them his “Hidden Smiles”. During his travels, he’s noticed that many people often have the habit of covering their mouths when facing the camera, he assumes that this is by modesty or politeness, a sort of mark of elegance.

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68-Year-Old Woman Runs Across America

“Rosie Swale-Pope is on a mission to raise cancer awareness and to inspire people to live life to the fullest and to never give up. Her dedication to giving was inspired by a loss to cancer. “By the time my husband and I realized, it was too late to save him, and after he died in my arms, I felt if I stayed at home just crying and talking, who would listen to me? And I decided to run around the world”. In her trips around the world, the incredible 68-year-old has run 27 marathons, including the 300 mile Sahara Marathon, twice. In total, Rosie estimates that she’s run about 50,000 miles, sometimes across entire continents. She does all this with a small trailer that she wheels along behind her, which she holsters to her waist and around her shoulders. The trailer, which she has affectionately named “Icebird”, is her home when she’s on the road, and can sometimes weigh up to 300 pounds when it’s full with her belongings. Swale-Pope’s current journey is focused on America. At the beginning of this year, she took off running from New York and has so far made her way south, spreading awareness and raising funds for the cause that is so dear to her heart”. – Rachel Charlip

Sixty-eight year old cross-country runner Rosie Swale-Pope is interviewed while sitting in her cart, “The Icebird”, in Upperville, Virginia March 13, 2015. Swale-Pope, who is from Great Britain and once ran an unsupported 20,000 mile run around the globe, is currently running across the United States from New York City to San Francisco in support of cancer research. (Photo by Gary Cameron/Reuters)

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Cold Winter on Mount Washington

In this Tuesday, March 10, 2015 photo, rime ice extends horizontally from a metal pole at the summit of Mt. Washington, in New Hampshire. Rime ice forms in the direction of the wind driven fog that often blows across the summit at hurricane force. (Photo by Robert F. Bukaty/AP Photo)

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Amilla Fushi Resort


Located in the UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve of Baa Atoll, one of the 26 natural atolls in the Indian Ocean, Amilla is offering you a choice of island homes that hover over crystal clear waters, nestle amongst lush tree tops or hug the shores of pristine white sand.

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World’s Deadliest Pathway

The new Caminito del Rey (The King’s Little Pathway) is seen in El Chorro-Alora, near Malaga, southern Spain March 15, 2015. Dubbed by many media outlets as the world’s scariest pathway, the three-kilometre long pathway, which was built at about 100 metres (330 ft) above the gorge of Los Gaitanes between the years of 1901 and 1905, was closed in 2001 after five people died. A new walkway has then been built over the old walkway and will open to the public on March 28, 2015. (Photo by Jon Nazca/Reuters)

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Tibetan Buddhists Celebrate Monlam

Devotees bow to a passing Tibetan Buddhist monk on his way to take part in a special prayer during Monlam or the Great Prayer rituals on March 5, 2015 at the Labrang Monastery, Xiahe County, Amdo, Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Gansu Province, China. Labrang Monastery is one of the six great monasteries of the Gelug school of Tibetan Buddhism and one of the largest outside of the Tibetan Autonomous Region. Monlam, the most important prayer event for many Tibetans was banned during the Cultural Revolution in China but once again in recent years it is celebrated in many areas. (Photo by Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)

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Backpacked: Explore New Zealand Through The Lens Of A Belgian Photographer

If you are a lover of Highsnobiety‘s Snobshots then the name Michiel Pieters and his Instagram handle @mchlptrs might sound familiar to you. The young Belgian fashion photographer is currently backpacking New Zealand with his friend Yvo Dezeure, who often models for him. They decided to document their trip on Tumblr. On BACKPACKED you can follow the duo and explore the incredible landscapes of New Zealand trough the lens of Michiel Pieters.

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Vedema: A Fire Harvests The Stone


The project was commissioned by Vedema, a Luxury Collection Resort, one of Santorini’s most unique and prestigious hotels, built around a 400 year old winery made of dark volcanic stones. The hotel is located in the southern part of the island, in the scenic village of Megalochori, next to a wonderful large area of vineyards. The name comes from its history and connection to the surrounding nature, as in Santorinian idiom ventema (βεντέμα) means harvest.

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Cat Empire: Japanese Island Aoshima is Overrun by Cats


Tourists are flocking to a remote island in southern Japan, ruled by an army of feral cats, now outnumbers humans six to one. More than 120 cats swarm the island with only a handful of humans for company, mostly pensioners who didn’t join the waves of migrants seeking work in the cities after 1945.

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Holi – Traditional Festival of Colours in India

A physically challenged Indian child, smeared with gulal-coloured powder, smiles at the camera during Holi celebrations at the Society for the Edcuation of the Crippled school in Mumbai on March 4, 2015. ‘Holi’, the festival of colours, is a riotous celebration of the coming of spring and falls on the day after full moon annually in March. Revellers spray coloured powder and water on each other with great gusto, whilst adults extend the hand of peace. AFP PHOTO / PUNIT PARANJPE (PUNIT PARANJPE/AFP/Getty Images)

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Guelta d’Archei – The Most Famous Permanent Water Source in the Ennedi Region of Chad


The Guelta d’Archei is probably the most famous guelta in the Sahara. It is located in the Ennedi Plateau, in north-eastern Chad, south-east of the town of Fada. The Guelta d’Archei is inhabited by several kinds of animals, most notably the Nile crocodile. The Guelta d’Archei is a barren place, away from beaten paths: it requires a 4×4 and is at least 4 days’ travel from n’Djamena, the Chad capital. The place depicted in the picture can only be reached by a few hours trek from the nearest point a 4×4 can approach.

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Dutch Hotelier Transforms Soviet Aircraft Into Luxurious Hotel Suite


Airplane Suite or as it’s called Vliegtuigsuite Teuge is a singular hotel destination. Stationed in the Teuge Airport, in The Netherlands, the plane was originally built in 1960 and measures 131 feet in length. This unique aeroplane suite still has a fully-equipped cockpit and boasts a luxurious bathroom with sauna, shower and spa bath. The raised terrace at Vliegtuigsuite overlooks Teuge Airport’s runway. The air-conditioned Vliegtuigsuite Teuge is occupies the whole plane and is nearly 40 metres long. Price tag is around $350 per night at this deluxe suite. Interested? You can book it here.

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Tobacco Business In Cuba

A general view of the valley of Vinales, where tobacco plants are grown, is pictured in the western Cuban province of Pinar del Rio, Cuba January 26, 2015. Picture taken January 26, 2015. (Photo by Pilar Olivares/Reuters)

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A Neighbourhood Pool Parties In Peru

A group of women dance in a pool in Callao, Peru, Sunday, February 22, 2015. One of centers for the front-doorstep, pool-party phenomenon is Lima’s port city of Callao. People hold parties in them and sometimes entire blocks chip in to buy a pool, which can be had in local department stores for a bit over $100. (Photo by Martin Mejia/AP Photo)

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Traditional Historical Ski Race In Czech Republic

A participant jumps on vintage skis during a traditional historical ski race in the northern Bohemian town of Smrzovka February 21, 2015. (Photo by David W. Cerny/Reuters)

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