Meet Budget Traveler Who Documented Africa on the Cheap

Hamer women dance at a bull-jumping ceremony in Ethiopia. Photo: Diane Durongpisitkul

BANGKOK — A Thai-Australian traveler will reveal her adventures through Africa getting to know people and learn about their cultures.

At Tales From the Local Minivan – Journeys through Africa, photographer-blogger-traveler Diane Durongpisitkul will talk about her 15-month adventure and visual documentary work throughout Africa. Most of Diane’s travels were involved hitchhiking, tents and local minivans.

During her slow-going journey, she focused on experiencing small communities and rural environments. She befriended Maasai tribe members in Tanzania, participated in a Hemer tribe bull-jumping ceremony and visited witch doctors in Uganda.


Diane’s work is available online. A few images from her travels will be on display at the gallery.


The talk starts in English at 7pm on April 4 at House of Lucie. The art space is located on Soi Sukhumvit 63 and Soi Ekkamai 8. It can be reached via BTS Ekkamai exit No. 1.

Two women in a rural village in Tanzania’s Stone Town. Photo: Diane Durongpisitkul