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Favorite Thailand Photos for Travel Photo Thursday

Posted by on Nov 27, 2014 in Destinations, Thailand, Travel Photo Thursday | 7 comments

I’m busy with the last few weeks of the semester, and getting excited to be heading to Thailand for a winter of nice temps and sunshine. For week 203 of Travel Photo Thursday, I am sharing a few of my favorite photos from past visits to the “Land of Smiles”.

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Did you know that Chiang Mai has over 300 temples? Love this shot that I took of a chedi at one of the temples in the old city. I cannot remember the name of the temple, but I know exactly where it is in my mind!

 

Golden Chedi in Chiang Mai

 

Maka Bucha Day, 2014…One of the most important Buddhist holidays, and most Buddhist will go to the temple to make merit. The monks at Wat Phan Tao in Chiang Mai always have a candle lighting ceremony, and encourage visitors to attend. The holiday is based on the lunar calendar, and this coming year will be celebrated on March 4th. If you are in Chiang Mai on that date, don’t miss it!

Makha Bukha Day, Wat Phan Tao

 

Can’t forget Thailand’s gorgeous beaches…

Southern Thailand… We stopped at this beach during a snorkeling trip. I’m not even sure it has a name, but is located down south in Krabi.

 

Southern Thailand

 

A favorite island get away…Koh Lanta…

 

On the Beach, Koh Lanta, Thailand

 

Sunset on Ao Nang Beach, Krabi, Thailand

 

Ao Nang Beach, Thailand

 

I don’t always visit Bangkok when I’m in Thailand, but it is a city that I have come to know and like over of the years.

Temple of the Emerald Buddha…

 

Temple of the Emerald Buddha

And finally a Bangkok sunset…

Bangkok Sunset

Travelers Tip

Personally, I like Thailand any time of the year. However, if you want to beat the humidity, and the rainy season, the best time to visit is between October and April. If you enjoy cooler temps, Chiang Mai is a perfect winter getaway. Particularly, December and January, you’ll find the days pleasantly hot (no humidity), and the evenings and early morning very cool. I almost never use my A/C. December thru March is the busy season anywhere in the Kingdom. Be sure to book early!

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A Vietnamese Smile for Travel Back Saturday

Posted by on Nov 22, 2014 in Destinations, Travel Back Saturday, Travel Photogrphy, Vietnam | 12 comments

In 2007, long before I started penning this blog, I spent a winter traveling through South East Asia with a Canadian friend. She figured that this might be her only opportunity to experience this part of the world, and was eager to see as much as possible. We spent about 10 days in Vietnam, between Hanoi and Ho Chi Min City. We did manage to take some day trips into rural Vietnam, and it was on one trip that I was fortunate to snap this beautiful photo. This lovely lady had such an awesome smile and she seemed to be as happy as the smile she wore. This is a favorite photo, and one that inspires me to never stop traveling.

If you like, you can have a peek at previous Travel Back Saturday posts. :)

This week’s travel inspiration…

 “There is always a smile somewhere waiting to be discovered.” (me) 

 

Vietnamese Lady, Vietnam

Vietnamese Lady, Vietnam

 

I hope you enjoyed week three of Travel Back Saturday. If you have a photo that you’d like to dust off and have featured on Travel Back Saturday, please shoot me an email at nanciemckinnon at Gmail dot Com. I’d be happy to feature your shot along with a brief description and a link back to your site.

Linking up this week to Reflections Enroute. 

 

Weekend Travel Inspiration

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Prague Street Musicians for Travel Photo Thursday

Posted by on Nov 20, 2014 in Czech - Prague, Destinations, Travel Photo Thursday | 30 comments

I love Prague, and one of my favorite things to do there is listen to music. There are plenty of paid concerts. However, having the opportunity to enjoy classically trained musicians playing in the street was an amazing treat. On this 202nd week of Travel Photo Thursday I want to introduce you to a few of these performers.

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The weekend is definitely the best time to catch performances. There seems to be performers set up not only in the middle of the old town square, but in every nook and cranny in the old town. Speaking of the middle of the square, that is exactly where I found these guys. I’m quite sure this was my first street performing violinist.

 

A little moody, maybe? :)

 

 

Prague Street Musicians

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