There is a street restaurant in Baan Tai area of Koh Phangan island, where you can meet a Gibon resident, whose room is attached to restaurant. Among Backpackers the place has an informal name “By Gibon”. This local attraction causes a prosperity of the restaurant and attract many tourist to pop up and meet Gibon.
Award Winner: Photo of the Day | November 03
Award Score: 64 (Value 12, Clarity 12, Composition 16, Style 12, Skill 12)
Photo of the Day Award Category: Wildlife Photography
Photograph Location: Baan Tai, Koh Phangan Island, Surat Thani, Thailand
Photographer: Ryszard Wierzbicki (Swindon, United Kingdom) Registered
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 (stuandthekids.org). He established two forums for active travelers and photographers named Instant Travelling (instanttravelling.ning.com) and World Around (worldaround.co.uk) 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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