An Annapurna Child by Ryszard Wierzbicki

Children on the road when Trekking in Annapurna Circuit are very curious about every Foreigner passing by. In fact, it is very difficult to meet many kids in the daytime because they have a long hard way too and back from school at midday. So the only chance to meet them is when they return from school or when visiting classes.

NIKON D5000 | Focal Length 200mm | Exposure 1/500sec @ f/6.3 | ISO 800

An Annapurna Child by Ryszard Wierzbicki

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Born in 1963, Ryszard Wierzbicki is a graduate of University of Gdańsk in Poland, and completed his master degree of Social Sciences in Children Care Education in 1992. He worked in an orphanage and four other companies, where he served the positions of Educator, Marketing Specialist, and Sales & Marketing Manager in various branches including child care, dentistry, orthodontics, and IT. Apart from his regular jobs he continued developing his Scuba Diving qualification resulted as an instructor level in PADI. After emigrating to UK in 2006, he began his real travel and photography experience. He loves to explore South-East Asia, where he volunteers occasionally with Stu and the Kids charity organization of Thai and Burmese Orphans ( He established two forums for active travelers and photographers named Instant Travelling ( and World Around ( in 2010. Changed to an ironed suit and laptop for cargo trousers, hoodie jacket, and knapsack, Ryszard have been managing freely the passion of photography, traveling, and scuba diving. He is now self-employed as marketing advisor and tour organizer, happily divorced, and has no kids.

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Swindon, United Kingdom




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  1. Dorota
    Dorota says:

    Beautiful child. It is as if time has stopped. Back in the simpler days long since passed my Father would traverse long distances making his way to and back from school. Come springtime, you could catch a glimpse of schoolchildren working in the fields.


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