This week’s photo challenge is to capture a photo or set of photos which are taken from above an object. Just coming back from France, I could hardly resist these photos I took looking over some of the beautiful, delightful things I saw in the world of haute cuisine and fresh produce stands. Beware….these photos are certain to make you hungry! About these ads
Author’s note: This post is part of my series on my recent trip to Honduras. To read past posts on Honduras, click here. On my last day in Roatan, one of the Bay Islands off the coast of Honduras, I took a half day private island tour. I decided to take the tour as opposed to lounging around on the beach because I truly wanted to learn more about the unique Garifuna culture and heritage that makes this island so fascinating. […]
Today I am honored to be collaborating with a group of women bloggers on behalf of ONE, a non-partisan, grassroots advocacy organization that fights extreme poverty and preventable diseases, to increase awareness about world hunger. ONE asks: “How can it be that 40% of Africa’s children are so chronically malnourished by the age of five that they will never fully thrive, physically recover or mentally develop – and this has not improved in two decades, despite so much other development […]
One of the oldest traditions in the region of Savoie is making cheese. Three alpine cheeses are made in this region of the French Alps: Abondance, Beaufort, and Comte. These cheeses evolved over time due to the unique, isolated community of alpine herders who collectively used their dairy supplies during the summer months to make large cheeses that were easy to transport down the valley into the markets.
After four days of hard work hiking the highs and lows of the sensational French Alps, we finally found salvation: Refuge de l’Aiguille Doran. Known as one of the best, more luxurious refuges in Vanoise National Park we were in for a heavenly night of fine wine, chef-prepared french food and delight. I could hardly wait!
Ailsa’s weekly travel theme is a wondrous topic that everybody loves: Food. When we travel, experiencing the local cuisine is perhaps one of the highlights of any trip. When I travel, I like to try as many authentic local places as possible and experiment with different kinds of foods I wouldn’t normally eat or order at home. I find that eating like a local is the best way to taste your way through a new country and learn a bit […]
This week’s photo challenge, unfocused, is a fun one. Normally I delete all my unfocused photos, tossing them away and thinking they are no good. However, sometimes it is those very unfocused pictures that tell the story of what you are trying to capture. Like this photo below. My dad and I were in Beijing last November and wanted to go to the much-talked about “Ghost Street”. Getting there was half the fun. First of all, it took three different […]
The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” ― Lao Tzu Lucy and I hit the pavement hard in the morning, walking and taking pictures as if we were on some kind of crazy photography marathon. Lucy lives in Antigua. However, I only had one full day to see as much of this amazing city as possible. And, amazing Antigua was. I was completely captivated by everything I saw. Every step was a photographic moment. Every building […]
Finding the Hutongs at night were hard but fun! At least we had a sign to guide us in. Yet once inside the Hutongs, it was anyone’s bet on which direction to go. There were no maps nor streetlights to lead your way. In some Hutongs, a flashlight would have really come in handy! My last post on China was by far one of my favorites: In Search of Beijing’s Hidden Hutongs. As I mentioned in the post, the Hutongs, […]
For those of you who can’t make it any time soon to China and want to get a close up view of the Chinese Street Food in action, get your chopsticks ready and dig in! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4KsSovX-A4s I loved the drunken commentary too! Enjoy! P.S. Getting lost and almost breaking a bone on the long hike UP to the Great Wall is coming next!!!! Stay tuned….