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Tortellini of Valeggio, Italy

Tortellini of Valeggio, Italy

Tortellini of Valeggio, Italy Tortellini is made throughout Italy but also well celebrated with a large yearly festival dedicated to this favorite pasta in the Valeggio district of Lake Garda, Italy.     Making fresh tortellini in Valeggio While on a travel journalist and blogger tour of the Lake Garda region, we dropped by Valeggio to […]

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Merrie Monarch Parade in Hilo Hawaii 2016

Merrie Monarch Parade in Hilo Hawaii

Merrie Monarch Parade in Hilo, Hawaii The Merrie Monarch parade caps a week long celebration of hula dance, music performance and creative arts in Hilo, Hawaii. It was a beautiful day celebrating the best parade filled with tropical flowers, beauty queens, colorful floats and bands from across the United states marching the parade route through downtown Hilo. Not only […]

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Merrie Monarch Festivals 2016 Ho'ike night

Merrie Monarch Festivals 2016 Ho’ike night

Merrie Monarch Festivals 2016 Ho’ike night   The entire week of Merrie Monarch festivals in Hilo, Hawaii celebrates everything focused on hula dance, art and other creative performances. Many of the Hilo performance venues are free and open to the public except for the competition night events which are always in demand and sold out […]

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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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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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