An outdoor gathering, Akha village tribe

Hill tribes of Northern Thailand

Hill tribes of Northern Thailand for Travel Photo Mondays   The area north of the Chiang Mai province in Thailand is dotted with many hill tribes of different ethnic groups that have immigrated to this hilly area from neighboring regions. This includes the surrounding countries in Laos, China and Tibet where many of these tribes still live. […]

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Sri Lanka sunset at Negombo

Negombo Highlights – Travel Photo Mondays

Negombo trip highlights in Sri Lanka for Travel Photo Mondays My first visit to Sri Lanka was in the city of Negombo, a thriving fishing community that still has strong ties to its fishing industry and lifestyle and supports this colorful community. Needless to say when I visited the city, one of the main attractions to experience was […]

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Parco Giardino Sigurtà at Mincio, Italy

Garden tour at Parco Giardino Sigurtà

Garden tour at Parco Giardino Sigurtà at Mincio, Italy It was a cold rainy day touring a garden in Northern Italy when most of the trees, shrubs and most plants are almost in their hibernation state, but a group of travel bloggers were invited to tour the gardens of Parco Giardino Sigurtà at Valeggio in Northern Italy as […]

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Details of the monasterywith its ornate brick façade in Meteora

hiking Meteora, Greece – Travel Photo Mondays

Hiking fun and vistas at Meteora, Greece   I love to hike around natural landscapes and when you combine them with Unesco World Heritage Sites, it becomes an even better personal experience. When George Kourelis, the president of Travel Meteora offered to take us on an off the beaten path hike through a lesser known […]

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Looking down at the main town of Kalampaka in Meteora

photographs of Meteora, Greece

20 photographs of Meteora, Greece that will make you want to visit soon This part of Northern Greece is so atypical of the rest of the country and the islands that most tourist seem to flock to during the warm summer vacation season. Although visiting Meteora is great to experience any time, I actually prefer the […]

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A morning boat cruise, breakfast on an island and a luxury stay at Cinnamon Lodge in Sri Lanka

Luxury stay at Cinnamon Lodge – Travel Photo Mondays

A morning boat cruise, breakfast on an island and a luxury stay at Cinnamon Lodge in Sri Lanka   It  was an early morning and I was invited to take an early morning cruise on a man-made lake by Cinnamon Lodge in Habanara to view all the amazing wildlife that were up early to greet the day […]

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Sri Lanka in full of color for Travel Photo Mondays

Sri Lanka in full color – Travel Photo Mondays

Sri Lanka in full color for Travel Photo Mondays   It’s so strange that I started my first photo journey of Sri Lanka with a tribute done in black and white, considering that the country is so completely the opposite and bursting with color. psychedelic, bold patterns and full on bizarre combinations that attract or even […]

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Parmigiana at the Fancy food show

The Fancy Food Show – Travel Photo Mondays

Eating my way through the Fancy Food Show in San Francisco   It was my first sample bite: sharp, edgy and bursting with flavor.  It was just the perfect first bite of cheese and not just any cheese, it was from an entire wheel of Parmigiano Reggiano from Parma in Italy’s Emilia-Romagna region. I’m already in heaven and wanting to […]

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Homes of the Ta Dam people in Loei, Thailand

A Laotian village in Northern Thailand

A visit to a Laotian village in Northern Thailand for Travel Photo Mondays   It was surprising to learn that there are a few settlements of Laotian villages throughout Northern Thailand. This was due partly to an exodus of whole tribes into Thailand to avoid the persecution of their people during a cultural revolution that […]

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Lisu villas and lush tropical landscapes

Hill tribe stay in Northern Thailand

  A hill tribe visit and stay in Northern Thailand   My driver picked me up from my Chiang  Mai hotel early afternoon for a short one hour trip to the Lisu hill tribe in Northern Thailand. This area has been settled with a variety of tribes that immigrated from various parts of China, Tibet and […]

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Untapped Loei in Northern Thailand

Untapped Loei in Northern Thailand – Travel Photo Mondays

Untapped Loei: A undiscovered region in Northern Thailand   Bordering Laos at the northern region of Thailand is the province of Loei, an area that is rapidly starting to get on the tourist map for authentic and still off the beaten path in Thailand. This area of Thailand is blessed with cooler climates, mountain areas filled […]

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Ornate façade at Chiang Khan Wat

Northern Thailand and morning alms

Northern Thailand and morning alms, Travel Photo Mondays The Buddhist ritual of the morning alms of monks happens all over Thailand. Rising early, along with locals paying their respects, the monks appear each morning on the main roads from the temple to collect food and other contributions from local people in the streets and offer blessings in exchange. […]

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