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Traveling the World With Mini-Cutouts of Myself

I took a photography class during college and one of the topics for discussion was travel photography and why people feel the need to go to well-known places and sites and take their own photograph, when it’s likely that a million (better) photos of the same place exist somewhere on the internet.

I suppose that’s why some people travel with a ceramic gnome to set their photos apart. I travel with a mini-cutout of myself. I started the hashtag #kohonthego in November 2014. Since then, I’ve been creating a #kohonthego post for every trip I’ve been on. It acts like a ‘book end’ for my Instagram, marking every time I change locations – whether it’s on a work trip, vacation, or a complete move.

Being based in Cambodia when I started, my first posts are from Southeast Asia. Since then, I’ve made a couple pit stops in the Middle East, gone on a whirlwind road trip through Europe, stopped by Korea to escape the heat and humidity of Cambodia, made my way to Middle-earth, and packed up my bags and returned to Kenya from where I am taking the opportunity to see more of the continent I grew up in.

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Chasing oodles of noodles between work meetings in Ho Chi Minh.
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Working out of office in rural Cambodia.
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Driving through Kuala Lumpur at night.
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Loitering in the alleys of Beirut.
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Jumping around in Italy.
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Trying to stay warm in Austria.
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Waking up in Bangkok, one of my favourite cities in Southeast Asia.
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Watching sunsets in Kep.
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In Korea, experiencing winter for the first time in three years.
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Packing up my life and leaving Cambodia.
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Flying in and out of JKIA – the airport I grew up in.
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Back at the Indian Ocean.

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