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Thailand: Chiang Mai Flowers

Posted by on Feb 16, 2018 in Chiang Mai, Thailand, Travel Photo Thursday | 7 comments

Chiang Mai Flowers

Chiang Mai flowers have often beckoned me to spend time in Thailand’s second largest city during January and February. Welcome to week 359 (2/15/2018) of Travel Photo Thursday. Apologies that I haven’t been around much lately. Since returning to Canada, I’ve been experiencing a lot of migraine headaches. Last week was particularly bad. Haven’t found a reason for them yet, and when one decides to pay a visit I limit my time on the computer. January and February are the best months to enjoy Chiang Mai flowers. Here are some of my favorite photos from over the years.

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Wat Ket Karam

I love orchids and if you want to see them growing in trees, Chiang Mai is the place. My favorite place to enjoy these magnificent blossoms is at Wat Ket Karam (also known as the Dog Temple). Located across the Nawarat Bridge, it’s an easy stroll from downtown Chiang Mai. If walking isn’t your idea of fun, make your way on a Tuk-Tuk or songthaew. Most of the Buddhist temples are open from sunrise to sunset.

Orchids at Wat Ket Karam

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Annapolis Royal Winter Sunsets

Posted by on Feb 9, 2018 in Canada, Nova Scotia, Travel Photo Thursday | 5 comments

Annapolis Royal Winter Sunsets

Welcome to week 358 (2/8/2018) of Travel Photo Thursday, and some famous Annapolis Royal Winter Sunsets. I have to say my first Nova Scotia winter in about 18 years is a shock to my system. Even though I experienced the cold winters in Korea, the snow fall was usually light. Spending two months in warmer climes every year also helped, too. I’ve been spoiled. However, never mind that. Although it seem like all its done in Annapolis Royal lately is snow. we have been treated to a few lovely Annapolis Royal winter sunsets. Enjoy the ones I have managed to capture.

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Annapolis Basin

One of the best places to capture the sunset in Annapolis Royal is in our downtown, which fronts on the Annapolis Basin. Do you know that the Annapolis Basin is a sub-basin of the Bay of Fundy, which is famous for some of the highest tides in the world? While the winter sun may not be as brilliant as the summer sun, winter sunsets over the basin, with their orange hues, are special.

Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia, Winter 2018

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Everyday Portugal

Posted by on Feb 1, 2018 in Destinations, Portugal, Travel Photo Thursday | 25 comments

Everyday Portugal

Welcome to week 357 (2/1/2018) of Travel Photo Thursday, and to Everyday Portugal. During my 2 months of slow travel in Portugal in 2016 I spent a lot of time wandering around with my camera capturing everyday life. Here’s a peek of what I’ve dubbed “Everyday Portugal”.

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Wash day in Portugal

Big city or small town, it’s common to see laundry fluttering in the wind outside many residential windows. I captured this shot in Lisbon. This picture is also seen in the windows of many Portuguese homes. I was told it is a sign that the people living in the house are devout Catholics.

 

Wash day in Lisbon

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