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Favorite Thailand Photos for Travel Photo Thursday

Posted by on Nov 27, 2014 in Destinations, Thailand, Travel Photo Thursday | 4 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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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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Great Mexican Food in Seoul for Travel Photo Thursday

Posted by on Nov 13, 2014 in Destinations, Featured, Food, Korea, Korea, Travel Photo Thursday | 23 comments

Great Mexican food in Seoul does exist, and I want to take you to my newly found favorite Mexican joint. Welcome to week 201 of Travel Photo Thursday. Anyone who follows me on Faceback may be aware that I traveled into Seoul yesterday to apply for my Thai tourist visa. I’ve been wanting to try Vatos Urban Tacos for a while, so what better time than yesterday.

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Easy  to find on Itaewan’s main drag…

 

Mexican Food in Seoul

Mexican Food in Seoul

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Chiang Rai’s Black House for Travel Photo Thursday

Posted by on Nov 6, 2014 in Budget Travel Tips, Chiang Rai, Featured, Travel Photo Thursday | 31 comments

Welcome to the 200th week of Travel Photo Thursday, and what virtual tours we have had during these weeks. I’m sure that we’ve been around this beautiful world of ours more than a few times. This week I’m taking you back to one of my favorite places, Thailand, and very specifically, Chiang Rai’s Black House, home to the artistic endeavors of Thai artist Thawan Duchanee.

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Traditional Medical Hall in Penang for Travel Photo Thursday

Posted by on Oct 30, 2014 in Destinations, Featured, Malaysia, Penang, Travel Photo Thursday | 48 comments

Traditional medical halls are alive and well in Penang; dispensing a seemingly endless supply of Chinese herbs and remedies. Welcome to the 199th edition of Travel Photo Thursday (10/30/14). This week I am taking you on a virtual tour of Poh Aun Tong Medical Hall, located on Campbell Street in Penang’s Georgetown.

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Strolling along Campbell Street, taking in the sights, I was intrigued when I came across the Poh Aun Tong Medical Hall, and decided to wander in and have a quick peek.

 

Customer at Poh Aun Tong Medical Hall

 

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Penang’s Quirky Street Art for Travel Photo Thursday

Posted by on Oct 23, 2014 in Destinations, Featured, Malaysia, Penang, Travel Photo Thursday | 34 comments

Penang’s Quirky Street Art for Travel Photo Thursday…

This Travel Photo Thursday I want to introduce you to some of Penang’s quirky street art, found in historic Georgetown. Welcome to our 198th week.I hope you have as much fun looking at this art, as I did taking the photos. So often when I was taking these shots I would just stand back and say WHY. Then I would let my imagination run away.

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All of these shots were taken when I was wandering the streets of downtown Georgetown with camera in hand. There is definitely a photo behind every corner in Georgetown, and many of them are on the walls of the area’s oldest buildings. The best quirky street art I found was when I just let my feet guide me.

So, what exactly are these two doing? Look to the left under the umbrella and you’ll the word “polis” peaking out. Is this a suggestion that they should be called, or were they lounging hidden away under the umbrella taking a breather from the midday sun? :) The man seems to really want that bucket!

 

Penang's quirky street art

Penang’s quirky street art

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