Travel Photo Thursday

Quirky Annapolis Royal

Posted by on Feb 23, 2018 in Canada, Destinations, Nova Scotia, Travel Photo Thursday | 11 comments

Quirky Annapolis Royal is often a term of endearment I use for the town I now call home. Welcome to week 359 (2/22/18) of Travel Photo Thursday. This week I give you one photo, which I think shows you my newly adopted town’s quirky (and fun) side.

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If you decide to visit Quirky Annapolis Royal (you won’t be disappointed!), you’ll find this Nova Scotia themed sculpture just behind the Royal Bank on St. George Street and in front of a gift shop/cafe (opened during the season)  called The Crooked Floor.

As you can see from this photo, we have no snow! I’m hearing this is the best February we’ve had in years. Mother Nature is smiling on Quirky Annapolis Royal at the moment, and we love her!

On a side note, “Mr. Sea Gull” is steps away from the town’s beautifully restored historic lighthouse.

 

Quirky Annapolis Royal

 

Please welcome our co-hosts this week: Jan from Budget Travel Talk  Ruth from Tanama Tales  Rachel from Rachel’s Ruminations

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Thailand: Chiang Mai Flowers

Posted by on Feb 16, 2018 in Chiang Mai, Thailand, Travel Photo Thursday | 8 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 favourite 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 favourite 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 snowfall was usually light. Spending two months in warmer climes every year also helped, too. I’ve been spoiled. However, never mind that. Although it seems 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 at 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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Beach Travel Memories on a Cold Winter Day

Posted by on Jan 19, 2018 in Destinations, Malaysia, Portugal, Thailand, Travel Photo Thursday | 7 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 favourites 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 ooh 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 every day 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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