Thank you to the New Zealand Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong for including a couple of my images from the Hong Kong ANZ Kiwi Ball 2018 in a September edition of their weekly newsletter.
For the first time in 6 years, we took a trip back to New Zealand in winter. For the first time in far too long, we also took a road trip down to a family holiday house in a small village on the shore of Lake Taupo. Being so close to Mt Ruapehu, there was no way we weren't taking a drive to go see it and check our Whakakapapa Ski field.
By complete coincidence, we had booked a short trip to Kathmandu, Nepal which fell over the Holi Festival weekend in March. It was our first Holi festival experience so we dived right in. Madness is how I would describe it, but a well natured, fun, exciting madness. It was fascinating to see how a long lived tradition is still played out in the streets today, all celebrating in the name of good harvest, the arrival of spring/end of winter and a chance to play. I managed to capture a few shots in amongst it all.