In honor of fathers all over the world, here are some father photos from 5 countries.
Mongolia – Father and son walk together to go check on their horses in the Orkhon Valley.
Turkey – In a time-honored tradition, the son is apprenticed to his father to learn a skill and a trade.
Cambodia – Father, or maybe grandfather, and daughter make fish paste on Tonle Sap Lake.
Japan – A father talks his little girl into “fishing” for a new pet.
Tunisia – Dad [...]
Continue reading Happy Father’s Day – Photos of Fathers in 6 Countries
Jordan is one of those countries that I just love to travel to. It has such amazing sights, fabulous food, and some of the friendliest people in the world.
Jim and I stayed one night in the Dana Reserve, in an almost deserted village. There was the one hotel, and a few hardy families, but other than that the houses were all derelict and abandoned.
We walked up and down the rubble-strewn alleyways for a couple hours before our dinner was served, and we watched the comedy unfold as this little boy and his brothers came through.
Continue reading Reflection #573 – A Boy, His Donkey, and a Precarious Load in Jordan
Ok, so I love cats…what of it?
I must have hundreds of cat photos. I take them all over the world. I have cat pictures from Turkey, from Bulgaria, from Thailand, from Japan. You name it, I got it.
This particular cutie was taken a couple of weekends ago in Kientzheim, France. Yep, in the Alsace!
You may wonder why I take so many cat photos. It’s simple. I love cats, dogs, all animals. I’d love to have pets, but I live to travel and travel to live. It’s pretty hard to explain to a pet that you’re [...]
Continue reading Reflection #569 – Cat Photo from Kientzheim, France
Burning off a rice field in Bali, Indonesia.
I don’t know what it is about farms, fields, agriculture in general, but I love to photograph people working. It’s a constant no matter where we go. I will stop for tractors, hoeing animals, scythes, and in this case smoke from burning the old matter so that the field can be planted again.
It must be the teacher in me that loves to see and experience everything that a person reads about, such as the life cycle of rice. Fascinating, isn’t it?
Along a backroad in Bulgaria, a woman sells her wares and welcomes some strangers.
I’ve said this before, and I’ll say it again. I travel for the people.
We are driving on some pot-holed back road in the Bulgarian mountains. There is a slight misty rain falling, not enough to use the windshield wipers on full, just intermittent. It’s a little steamy in the car, between the weather and our conversation.
Then we turn a curve and see a couple of women who have set up a small table to sell their homemade jams and cheeses. We stop.
Continue reading Reflection #553 – Woman in Bulgaria
Traveling through the Philippines we came across these children playing with….?
One of best parts of traveling is getting to meet and have interactions with the people in the countries we are visiting. We are not traveling just to see the world, we want to live the world. We love seeing the special places in a country, for example, this shot was taken in Banaue where the famous terraced rice fields are, but it’s the people we remember.
When you go to Banaue, your guide takes you on a hike up and down to some incredible vistas. As [...]
Continue reading Reflection #550 – Children Playing in Philippines
Have you ever wanted to take one of those Kerala Boat Tours? Do it!
While in India, Jim and I took one of the Kerala Boat tours, and I have to say, we loved it! I mean who wouldn’t love floating down a river with the most interesting sights to see along the way and meanwhile the wait staff is providing you with delicious food and drink, not to mention that your bedroom is luxurious.
We lounged, gawked, and ate our way through three days of floating through the brackish water. We started and ended our trip in Allepey, [...]
Continue reading Reflection #547 – Kerala Tour Highlight…Laundry!
A little jaunt to the Hong Kong wishing tree…what fun!
Hong Kong is such a fascinating, chaotic, loud, fun city! We had had quite enough of the hustle and bustle, so we went searching for a little peace and quiet, along with a bit of quirkiness.
The Tin Hau Temple in Lam Tsuen takes a little effort to get there, but we found the bus, and it dropped us off right outside the grounds.
As you enter, you go to a sales booth and find a lady, like the one pictured, to sell you some wishing paper. You [...]
Continue reading Reflection #543 – Hong Kong Wishing Tree Lady
Barcelona is the city of color. Everywhere you look the architecture is amazing, and on all the buidings you have so much decoration from tiles and ironwork, to murals and roof shingles. The facades are interesting and quite a bit different than other European cities.
This photo was taken beside one of the Gaudi buildings in Park Guell. I love that the color of the boys’ uniforms match the blue in the tiles. Overall the park was so crowded and it was very hard to get a great shot, impossible to get one without anyone in it. So, [...]
Continue reading Reflection #542 – Park Guell Blue
A Korean shaman dances in Andong.
We headed to Andong for a festival, and spent at least three hours watching this Korean Shamanism ceremony. My tail-end was sore, but I couldn’t believe how interesting and engaging the ceremony was. People in the audience were at once mesmerized or crying or bowing their heads in prayer. Even though I couldn’t speak the language, some parts of the ceremony were very moving. Other parts, were…entertaining.
They put on quite a show. From dancing, to balancing knives on their heads, to parading a dead pig around the stage, the show was [...]
Continue reading Reflection #540 – Korean Shamanism Ceremony