Category Archives: Travel Photo of the week

Travel Photo of the Week 20Dec12 Spice Souk, Abu Dhabi

Travel, adventure, and food are three of my favorite things, and one of those has historically brought them all together…spice. The development of the spice trade led to extensive travel, adventure and exploration. Advancements in navigation, ship and sail technology, … Continue reading

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Rangda the Witch, Travel Photo of the Week, 12Sept12 Bali, Indonesia

Leyaks, pronounced le-aks (the y is silent) are the evil spirits of Bali and Rangda is their queen. Her likeness is the epitome of evil and is often depicted eating children. A terrifying sight, an old bare breasted woman armed … Continue reading

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Travel Photo of the Week 23Aug12 Phuket Thailand

This week’s Travel Photo of the Week takes us to picturesque Phromthep Cape in the southern most point of Phuket, Thailand to see the “Elephant Shrine.” As Thailand is predominantly Buddhist, this shrine is often mistaken as Buddhist, but in … Continue reading

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Travel Photo of the Week 7AUG12 Guardian Lions in Singapore

This week’s Travel Photo of the Week takes us to Singapore’s Tan Si Chong Su Temple to see the guardian lions. Guardian lions or as they are known by their Chinese name shíshī meaning stone lion, are a common architectural … Continue reading

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Travel Photo of the Week 12July12 Mount Everest

This week’s Travel Photo of the Week takes us to the top of the world, Sagarmāthā or as it is known by most westerners, Mount Everest. Called Sagarmāthā in Nepal and Chomolungma in Tibet, both words translate to Holy Mother … Continue reading

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Travel Photo of the Week, 8June12 Nassau, Bahamas

This week’s Travel Photo of the Week takes us to the warm blue water lapping against the pink sandy beaches of the Bahamas. The biggest festival in the 3,000 plus islands of the Bahamas is Junkanoo, a festival started by … Continue reading

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Travel Photo of the Week 14May12 Chitwan, Nepal

This is one of the two genus of elephants that exist, the Indian or sometimes called the Asian elephant -  the other being the African. The easiest way to differentiate between the two is the size of the ears. Elephants … Continue reading

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Travel Photo of the Week 25April12 Angkor Wat Cambodia

Angkor Wat, Sanskrit for city of temples, is both the largest religious complex and one of the oldest continually used religious sites in the world. Built in the early 12th century, the entire complex is a microcosm of the Hindu … Continue reading

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Travel Photo of the Week 11April12 Nicaragua

This week’s Travel Photo of the Week takes us to Nicaragua, to the volcanic island of Ometepe in Lago de Nicaragua to see ancient petroglyphs. Although petroglyphs can be found throughout the country of Nicaragua they are heavily concentrated on … Continue reading

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Travel Photo of the Week 21Mar12 Bali, Indonesia

This week’s Travel Photo of the Week takes us to the “Island of the gods” Bali, Indonesia. UNESCO-nominated Jatiluwih Terraced Rice Fields is the backdrop for a newly married Balinese couple. Jatiluwih translates into truly marvelous, and what better backdrop than … Continue reading

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