Kids of Kiribati

One of the things I love most about travelling is interacting with all the curious little kids. I’ve got to say, that over the last two decades and countries all over the world, kids really haven’t changed. They all love posing for pictures, seeing what’s in the view finder, practicing the one or two words of English they’ve learned, and shouting variations of foreigner or white person. In Kiribati, the term of choice is ïmatang:) They also enjoy trying to touch the imatang and then erupting into giggles— it really is the same curiosity everywhere and it always makes me smile. The culture in Kiribati is playful and inventive— and you can catch glimpses of it in these images— a girl with a little pin wheel-fan thingie she created from palm; boys using eskies as make-shift rafts.