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Instagram: Favorite Korea Springtime Photos

Posted by on May 11, 2017 in Destinations, Korea, Travel Photo Thursday | 11 comments

Korea Springtime

Korea springtime is a special time of the year with blossom popping everywhere festivals to welcome a new season.Welcome to week 327(5/11/2017) of Travel Photo Thursday, and join me as I take you on a stroll through my favorite Instagram photos of Spring, 2017 (in no particular order).

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Korea: Favorite Photos from Buddha’s Birthday Celebrations

Posted by on May 4, 2017 in Destinations, Korea, Travel Photo Thursday | 20 comments

Buddha’s Birthday Celebrations

This week there are Buddha’s birthday celebrations across Korea. The big day was yesterday, May 3rd. Welcome to week 326 (5/4/2017) of Travel Photo Thursday. I must admit that I stayed away from the festivities this year. However, over my years in Korea, I have attended many gatherings celebrating Buddha’s birthday. Here is a collection of some of my favorite photos taken over the years. Enjoy!

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Each link is shared on Twitter and the Pinterest Travel Photo Thursday board. 

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I do read each and every one, and always try to respond. 

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The colors and the smiles make this photo an all time favorite. For the most part, Koreans usually aren’t the happiest, but something seems to happen during Buddha’s birthday celebrations, and the smiles are contagious.

 

Lantern Parade, Buddha's Birthday, Seoul 2011

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How to Protect Yourself from Malaria When Traveling

Posted by on Apr 30, 2017 in Travel Tips | 1 comment

How to protect yourself from malaria when traveling:

 

How to protect yourself against malaria when traveling

 

Malaria is a mosquito-borne disease that results in severe flu-like symptoms – it can be lethal if not treated properly and promptly. The disease is actually a parasite, which is passed onto humans through the saliva of the mosquito when it bites in order to suck its victim’s blood. The parasites begin their life cycle inside the new host, which can take anything from a few days to two weeks. As the parasites grow and proliferate, the host becomes more and more ill. People can recover from malaria without treatment, but the disease can recur, and there is a high risk of severe complications and even death. Here is how you can avoid contracting malaria while you are traveling.

Protecting yourself from malaria can be reduced to four simple steps:

  • Awareness of malaria, its risks, and prevention methods.
  • Take action to prevent being bitten.
  • Take antimalarial medication.
  • Ensure you receive diagnosis and treatment fast if you suspect you have malaria.

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