Travel Photo Thursday

Beach Travel Memories on a Cold Winter Day

Posted by on Jan 19, 2018 in Destinations, Malaysia, Portugal, Thailand, Travel Photo Thursday | 6 comments

Today as I was freeing my car from “snow bank” jail all I could dream about was a white sand beach glistening with heat.  That brought me to scanning through beach photo archives and sharing my favorites today. Not as good as being there, but beach memories are always fun. Welcome to week 356 (1/18/2018) of Travel Photo Thursday.

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South East Asia Beaches

If you want fun in the sun any time of the year, then you need to head to South East Asia. I’ve spent  more than a few December and January days on the beach in Hua Hin. The town is an easy two hours out of Bangkok, and getting there is super easy. Choices include bus (directly from the airport), taxi (not that expensive), or the train (nothing fancy but a great way to meet the locals. For me, Hua Hin is all about the beach and the food (usually eaten on the beach).

 

Kites and Kids on Hua Hin Beach

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A Winter Wonderland: Annapolis Royal

Posted by on Jan 11, 2018 in Canada, Nova Scotia, Travel Photo Thursday | 8 comments

Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia, Winter 2018

Welcome to week 355 (1/11/218) of Travel Photo Thursday. Since December 27th Annapolis Royal has been a snow lovers paradise. Yesterday was the first day since the 27th that we haven’t had snow. We even saw the sun and there was a well deserved sunset to oooo and ah over. Today we hit a balmy 10C, and there’s lots of rain on the way. Some of it might even be freezing (ugh)! All these pressure systems have been playing havoc with my head, and I’ve pretty much had a headache everyday for the past week. Thankfully, I had a break from that today. Enough of my moaning. I want to show you how pretty Annapolis Royal is in the snow and cold (think -17c).

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We had a real winter wonderland right outside my front door! I am so glad I don’t have to shovel.

 

Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia, Winter 2018

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Seven Favorite Travel Photos From 2017

Posted by on Jan 5, 2018 in Canada, Korea, Nova Scotia, Travel Photo Thursday | 6 comments

Happy New Year everyone and welcome to week 354 (1/4/2018) of Travel Photo Thursday and our first link-up of the new year. For me, 2017 was one of endings and beginnings.  I think of it as one door closing and another door opening. I left Korea and returned to Nova Scotia where I am now based in the historical town of Annapolis Royal. My travels in 2017 saw me enjoying some interesting towns and cities in both Korea and Nova Scotia. This week I want to share with you seven of my favorite travel related/inspired photos of 2017.

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Haeundae Beach

New Year’s 2017 found me on Korea’s Haeundae Beach taking in the first sunrise of the year.  It was a picture perfect start to 2017. The new year included both Geoje Island and Korea’s second largest city, Busan. That’s where you will find Haeundae Beach should you ever travel to Korea. This is without a doubt the most famous beach in Korea. Beware, it’s illegal to swim here after the end of August!

Haeundae Beach, Busan, Korea

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Merry Christmas from Travel Photo Thursday

Posted by on Dec 15, 2017 in Travel Photo Thursday | 11 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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Spain Photos: Memories of Madrid, Toledo, and Segovia

Posted by on Dec 7, 2017 in Spain, Travel Photo Thursday | 18 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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Prague Photos: Memories of 2012

Posted by on Nov 30, 2017 in Czech - Prague, Destinations, Travel Photo Thursday | 10 comments

Prague Photos

These Prague photos give you a glimpse of one of my favorite travel destinations, welcoming to solo travelers who like to travel slowly.  Welcome to week 351 (2017/11/29)  of Travel Photo Thursday. This week I’m sharing a few of my favorite photos from my 2012 Prague visit.

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A view of the city from Kampa Island, easily accessible via the Charles Bridge.  Located in Prague’s Mala Strana neighborhood, it’s been recognized as one of the most beautiful islands in the world. From world class museums, restaurants and lovely walks and views there is something for everyone to enjoy.

 

View from Kampa Island, Prague

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