Life in Landlocked Laos

Jim Holmes

Notice Period:
Emergency (maybe less than one week's notice)
Professional, Rotary, Clubs, Societies. U3A, WI, Photographic Groups
Paid: 100
29th January 2021
Laos | Travel | History | Culture

After living and working for 14 years in Laos, you could say I know it, just s lightly! Wedged between China, Myanmar, Vietnam, and Cambodia the secluded state of Laos is one of the most peaceful on earth. This Buddhist yet socialist governed country is home to only 7 million people and the same size as the UK. Bordered on one side by the mighty Mekong River, clothed in tropical forest and home to over 49 ethnic minority groups it would be my pleasure to showcase the best of this quirky, beautiful place. My presentation delves into its people, food,, landscapes and religion through my professional photography and my personal experiences.

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About Jim Holmes

I am a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and a professional documentary photographer that specialises in worldwide humanitarian and environmental assignments from my base in Chester. Having been based in South East Asia for 20 years, living in Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia then also in Japan, I bring first-hand experience to all my presentations.

My talks are unique, entertaining and informative, bringing together the best of my photography and the research and experiences my assignments offered me, all in some of the world's most fascinating locations.

My talks are of interest to general audiences, but also engage with the photographers, geographers, humanitarians, travellers and the scientific community in your group! I have worked in this niche specialisation for 30 years and I recommend a viewing of my website to get a better picture of what I mean: My talks are passionate, professional and thought provoking, richly illustrated with dynamic images that bring together the issues of photography, remote areas travel, environmental and cultural subjects and the history of an area.

Please consider my talks for your future plans. My schedule books up well in advance, although I am sometimes able to step in at short notice if you have a speaker cancellation, it is always worth asking.

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