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Merry Christmas from Travel Photo Thursday

Posted by on Dec 15, 2017 in Travel Photo Thursday | 5 comments

Christmas

Welcome to week 353 (12/14/2017) of Travel Photo Thursday and our last link-up for 2017.  We’ll see you all again on January 4, 2018. Wherever you may be and whatever holiday you may be celebrating we wish you the best of the season. MERRY CHRISTMAS  AND HAPPY NEW YEAR.

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Most of my holidays over the past 17 years have been spent in warmer climates or (quite often) on airplanes.  There have almost always been beautiful Christmas decorations.

 

Outside the Emporium in Bangkok

Bangkok, All Decked Out for Christmas 1

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Lafayette Louisiana and it’s Cajun Roots

Posted by on Dec 11, 2017 in Destinations, Lafayette Louisiana, Lafayette Louisiana, Small Town Explorer, United States | 4 comments

Lafayette Louisiana

Lafayette Louisiana and its Cajun Roots , contributed by Susan Moore, who blogs at Solo Trips and Tips is the sixth small town expose in the series  Small Town Explorer.  You can find Susan’s bio and social media links at the end of this post.

The villages and towns we visit in our travels are often the hidden gems of a country or region. In this series readers are introduced to small centers around the globe from travel bloggers who have experienced the location firsthand; featuring their uniqueness, their history, what to see and do, and often where to stay and where to dine.

Previous towns featured in the series:

Bourtange

Ravello, Italy 

Sanzhi, Taiwan

Ollantaytambo

Rothenburg ob der Tauber

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Spain Photos: Memories of Madrid, Toledo, and Segovia

Posted by on Dec 7, 2017 in Spain, Travel Photo Thursday | 12 comments

Spain Photos

Browsing Spain photos from my 2012 adventures in Spain is a great way to pass a dreary wet, cold week in Nova Scotia. Welcome to week 352 (12/7/2017) of Travel Photo Thursday.  This week I’m sharing some of my favorite Spain photos. Join me on eclectic visit to Spain through my eyes.

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Spain Photos: Madrid

January 2012 found me in Madrid for 10 days. The bone chilling temperatures and short days didn’t stop me from making the most of my time in the city, and a few towns within easy driving distances. I always enjoy a bit of pomp and ceremony when I’m in Europe and the changing of the guard at Madrid’s Royal Palace did not disappoint. 

 

Pomp and Ceremony at the Royal Palace in Madrid

“Changing of the guard at the Puerta del Príncipe gate. Royal Palace in Madrid. Since 2007, every Wednesday from 11 am to 2 pm (except July, August and the first fortnight of September) you can watch a changing of the guard ceremony at the Puerta del Príncipe gate at the Royal Palace in Madrid. It is particularly dynamic and lively. The drums announce the arrival of the foot guard, who gradually fall into formation accompanied by the beating of the drums. If you’ve already seen the foot sentries take their place in their positions, get ready –this is the moment the mounted guards come on the scene. Spectacular on their mounts, the sentries trot past and gradually take their places. When they are ready and standing in formation in their places, you can’t possibly leave until you see the actual changing of the guard. There is a change of guard every 30 minutes.” (From: www.spaininfo.com)

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