Pavlina Melicharova poses in Swayambhunath Temple, Nepal.
Pavlina Melicharova, a 49-year-old woman from Czech Republic, embarked on an Eat Pray Love-style trip after she walked away from her unhappy relationship. She started by photographing herself at iconic sites wearing her own wedding dress - but changed tact around six months ago as part of a voyage of self-discovery. The mum-of-two has so far posed in around 150 traditional dresses - everything from glittering sarees to beaded tunics - in iconic or stunning settings. Describing herself as "model, photographer, designer, hairdresser, stylist and traveller in one" - she takes a 'follow me' photo from behind using a tripod. So far she has taken photos in villages, towns and cities in 20 countries including India, Mexico, Bolivia, Malaysia, Sir Lanka, Vietnam, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Thailand and the Philippines - and has no plans to stop. [Photo/VCG]