We have a few slideshows ready to be presented, but we can of course show and tell about all our trips for as long (almost) as you want. These are our ready slide shows
Presentation 1: Follow us to the far corners of the earth
It is a slide show where the audience chooses which destinations we talk about. You can choose between Ethiopia, Chad, Papua, Bhutan, Uganda, India, China, Borneo, Mongolia, Iceland, Svalbard, Peru, Burma, Namibia, Nepal. We talk 5 to 15 minutes about each destination so we have time to talk about several. Fisrst we describe each trip contains, then the audience votes on where to go and we start. It becomes an interactive, fast-paced display of photos and stories. We can talk for one or two hours (but then a coffee break is required).
Presentation 2: Meet the fantastic people of the Omo valley
We are sitting around the fire of a Banna family in the Omo Valley in southern Ethiopia. They are curious about us and of course we are very curious about them. Dobi wonders where we come from. Of course we say Sweden. Our guide translates. – Sweden what is it? wondered Dobi. It is a country like Ethiopia but far from here. Dobi looks surprised. – What is Ethiopia? Our guide explains for a long time, because Dobi only knows about the valley she was born in. An old man wonders which way the country we come from is located. We look at the stars and point north. – Ah, I has been there, many different people live there …
The Omo Valley is home to a number of different tribes that still live very traditionally. We visited ten tribes during an amazing trip. We camped in the villages and made many exciting meetings. We sat down and talked to them (via an interpreter, of course), we were curious about their lives and learned very much. We are happy to tell you about our experiences and reflections as we think it is both fun and important to understand how other people think. People ,who live completely different from us.
Presentation 3: Merak & Sakteng – two mountain villages in Bhutan
Located at 3250m, the Merak Valley is one of the most isolated in Bhutan. Brokpa, the semi-nomads in the villages of Merak and Sakteng are said to have migrated to eastern Bhutan a few hundred years ago from the Tshona region of southern Tibet. Brokpas, who enjoy breeding yaks and sheep, have retained many of their unique traditions and customs. In the summer they move to the pastures with their yaks and sheep and in the winter they return to their houses, normally built of stones with little ventilation to protect against the penetrating cold weather.
During one hour we talk about how we hiked to these two remote mountain villages and got to stay with families and be part of their fantastic festival. Right now you have to hike to the villages but every year the new built road gets closer.
Some more about us behind the camera
In 2015 we traveled to Namibia. Safari with photography of animals was on the agenda. On the way up to the Etosha National Park we meet a young man who tells us about the Himba people. His grandmother lives in a Himba village not far from us. We get curious. Can he take us there? We buy a large sack of flour and leave. After a mile we come to a small village with 4-5 round huts built of sticks and clay. The Himba people are dressed in animal skins and have long braids clad in clay. They have smeared the body with red ocher. When we arrive they are a little shy, but that soon goes away. They are just as curious about us as we are of them. After a while they sing and dance. It is an fantastic meeting. They exude a joy and pride in their people and their culture that we have not experienced before. This is our first meeting with a people who still live very traditionally, and it gave us lust for more .
After our meeting with the Himba people, we have visited a number of different indigenous peoples. They all have great joy in life and a strong culture that binds them together. The contrast with our modern life here at home in Sweden is great and there is much to learn in both directions. We try to capture it in pictures and in stories. The meetings have given us humility for life and we would like to share our experiences with others. If you want to hear more about our experiences and see more pictures, please contact us.
Normally we work as engineers and we travel to meet people and experience their culture as often as we can. There are so many amazing cultures in the world.