When being in Vang Vieng area of Laos it is a must to see surroundings of the villages and local people. The hotel named Vieng Tara Villa is located in the heart with its four bungalows dropped into the green, gives you a wonderful opportunity to observe and experience a bit of local life, beauty of nature, and farmers preparing rice paddy field
Award Winner: Photo of the Day | October 26
Award Score: 64 (Value 11, Clarity 12, Composition 17, Style 12, Skill 12)
Photo of the Day Award Category: Travel Photography
Photograph Location: Vieng Tara Villa Rice Field, Vang Vieng Area, Laos
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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