What are the guidelines for photography?
There are many wonderful scenic photographic opportunities and your crew will stop at the best sites for you. You are also welcome to request a stop if you spot something special.
When photographing people, ALWAYS respect their privacy and ask first. Some will ask for money and it’s up to you as to whether you feel the photograph is worth it.
Be sure to pack extra memory cards and batteries, as these are not available in many of the countries.
Should I support begging?
Begging for money and sweets has become a problem in many of the rural areas. Pens, tennis balls and the like are more responsible gifts which can be given in exchange, e.g. for singing, taking a photo, or assistance with directions. Sweets cause cavities and dentists are out of the reach of village families, both financially and in terms of availability. Also be aware that in some areas these gifts should be given to schools and orphanages rather than individual children to curb bullying.