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School of Hope

While traveling in Bangladesh, I had the opportunity to document a slum school located in the city's northern outskirts.

The School of Hope not only teaches 200 students a core curriculum, provides meals but also instills the importance of hygiene a sanitation, things that don't often exist in the hovel-filled slum.

To see Micah's photos from the school click on the below link and for more information on their programs click on the school's Web site: Here


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School of Hope

Posted by bucketbath 07:20 Archived in Bangladesh Tagged photo of b school photography aid hope brush tooth relief dhaka slum hygiene micah sanitation rubin Comments (0)

The Sweaty Traveler (Joanie)

Staying in shape on the go

The traveling lifestyle has been an adjustment from my physically demanding NYC schedule of dance rehearsals, teaching ballet, Pilates and fitness classes. It amazes me that new blisters are continuously popping up on my beat up, calloused, dancer feet. While 10 hrs of daily walking is great exercise, I haven't yet been able to achieve that glorious, sweaty, post workout high.

I sneak in some pretzel yoga moves whenever and wherever I can. Micah busts out his daily pushups before showering and bends his 6'3'' tower over to touch his toes in the most public displays possible. I prefer to take a more subtle approach and engage my abs and lats (in true Pilates teacher style) while carrying my 30L pack. We're doing everything we can to stay active while on the road.

We got into the athletic spirit while visiting the 2008 Olympic Stadium in Beijing and had the 10 mile hike of our lives at the Great Wall. I've compiled it all into 2 collections of Rocky like footage for your enjoyment.

Bucket Bath Olympics

Great Wall China

Posted by bucketbath 09:26 Archived in China Tagged of china olympics great beijing wall exercise Comments (6)

Even the Dead Have an iPad in Hong Kong

Hong Kong's Chung Yeung Festival Honors Their Ancestors

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Today is Hong Kong's Chung Yeung festival, the day where ancestor reverence boils over and the country shuts down to show their respect.

Besides being a national holiday with government offices and banks closed, many Hong Kongers visit cemeteries to clean family member's graves and burn paper replicas of objects the dead might want in the afterlife (such as an iPad).

Stores that only sell these replicas - ranging from air conditioners to dentures that price from around $2.00 on up - line the street in the Sheung Wan neighborhood, one of the city's last with terraced turn-of-the-century buildings just starting to trend upward as hip galleries and glassy apartment buildings pop up.

Fingers crossed, these mom and pop shops survive the neighborhood's change. Where else will the dead (and their families) be able to grab a pack of Marlboro's or six pack of Heineken?

Click the following link for more photos: Hong Kong Fuey!

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Posted by bucketbath 07:55 Archived in Hong Kong Tagged beer of holiday day festival dead money paper cigarettes chung yeung Comments (1)

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