Vietnam Phu Quoc- Duong Dong

2017 -Dragon Air from Hanoi to Phu Quoc. Impressed how you board from the back and front of the plane regarding your seat number. Duong Dong is a beach town with lots of little shops, bars and restaurants. In the evening the whole town is a night market. We have to watch our step, as […]

Lens-Artists #198: Light and Shadow

Here are my entries for Patti’s of the Lens-Artists Photo A Week Challenge. SHADOW Tunnel in Cartagena, Colombia. She is happy holding with a tray of Fruit and loves being in the SHADOWS! She is so happy enjoying her lunch with sun is so BRIGHT ! The Taj Mahal is so BRIGHT with ivory-white marble in the […]

Hanoi – Day 2

2017 – Hoan Kiem -this is Hanoi’s major commercial district. The ancient commercial streets which are named after their original businesses dating back about 1,000 years. Entering a three story market, which we realize, is actually a wholesale bulk buy place. We thought it was a Mall. Regardless, we were able to buy a couple […]

Hanoi- Street Food and Water Puppet Show

2017-We decide to take a go trying eat Street Food. Very typical way of eating in this area. Along every narrow lane there multiple places to eat. Phò is Vietnam’s most famous dish. A rice noodle soup made with herbs and either beef or chicken. Chicken Skewers with peanut sauce are my favorite. Loved it. […]

Exploring Our World

Serengeti, Africa – She looks happy looking for her hubby! Galapagos Islands – Furry Seal in the Water Costa Rica – The capuchin monkey family are so happy together. They are also called the White Faced Monkeys. Giza, Egypt – This camel loves to carry passengers and ride through the desert to the base of […]

Hanoi – Vietnam

Jet lagged after our long flight from Toronto. Only two attendants at the desk in Hanoi looking for our “Visa upon Arrival”. It was a toss up as to who is next. We were all in a quandary. Took over an hour to be cleared to go. The “Elegant Ruby Hotel” was perfect, friendly staff […]

Kruger Safari – South Africa

Hippopotamus – In the Water -The hippos are keeping a close eye on us as we sit on the rocks taking their photos. All is fine unless they get out of the water and will kick us out of their way. HA!! They love being in water and spend around 15 hours submerged to keep […]

Botswana- 2014

Chobe National Park – Safari on the River We started our safari by boat. The Chobe River flows into Zambezi where Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Botswana intersect. Seeing animals swimming in groups along the river was a first for us and an amazing experience. Lines of elephants and groups of hippos were a show stopper. […]

Orangutan Extinction – Sandakan

Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre – Kota Kinabalu – Malaysia – This was founded in 1964, to rehabilitate orphaned orangutans. We are told that Orangutans have a 96% match genetically to humans. Seeing them in action, it is easy to believe they are a match to humans. Borneo’s forests have been degraded by logging and cleared […]

Cape Town – Photo Memories

These photos bring back memories of the time we visited Cape Town, (2014). So much to see a do…we will return…when our world gets back to normal . We enjoyed our time and the food was so delicious. . Victoria and Alfred Waterfront Robben Island – We took ferry across from Simons Town . A […]

Malta to Sicily (Taormina)

2018 – Bus TD 2 are direct buses from Sleima to the airport….6 Euros and 20 minutes later we arrive. Our 55 minute Flight to Catania, quick and smooth. Upon arrival our driver is there waiting for us. ! An hour later we are at our hotel! Taormina, a hilltop town with narrow streets designed […]

TURKS & CAICOS ISLANDS NAME DERIVED?

Melocactus (melon cactus), also known as the Turk’s cap cactus.. The red, wool-coated cephalium, said to resemble the Fez hat of Turkish male citizens during the late Ottoman Empire. The popular story is the name Turks being Turk’s Head “fez” cactus, and the name Caicos, a Lucayan term “caya hico,” meaning string of islands. I […]

Mango Reef – Very Quiet

So many tourists cancelled their trips..but a safe place for us dine. We sat on the dockside with a great view. Our Caribbean Lobster was delicious. I enjoyed the lobster with fried veggies and Pat had a great lobster pasta. There are so many birds running around looking for food. Maybe they might be hungry.

St. Petersburg – Day 1

Hermitage– We followed the directions on our map and walked to the Hermitage…ended up going to the back by the river but eventually circled the whole building and ended up in the huge square and found the front door. There was no line up for tickets . We bought our tickets to enter and camera […]

Finland to Russia

2013 -St. Peter Line – St. Petersburg We caught a taxi to West Terminal , as it seemed too inconvenient to look for a bus. We checked in early 3pm , a very painless process. They looked at our passport , online Reservation and hotel booking .They gave us our boarding card , which also […]

Sunrise and Sunset

SUNRISE -I took this photo from our window . It caught my attention and it was so colorful and amazing. SUNSET -It was snowy and very cold last evening . Temperature was -16C . I loved seeing the pale pink sky in the background.

CFFC : Which Way

On our way to Louisburg crossing over the Seal Island Bridge. Great Views from above seeing the Great Bras d’Or Channel. The Fortress of Louisburg, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, is a National Historic Site. Loved roaming around seeing reconstruction of the 18th century-style French fortress. This is a fun idea ..Cee –  Cee’s Fun Foto […]

Helsinki, Finland – Day 3

Market Square – We spent hours here making sure to see every craft store. There are some wonderful Finnish handicrafts here. We buy a couple of lovely wooden hats and a numbered print from a local artist of a reindeer. There are so many fur garments not able wear these anymore. There were lots of […]

Macro Monday

Kruger, South Africa – Loved seeing these elephants on Safari. Our guide said these elephants weigh up to about 7 tons and reaches the height of about 3 meters at the shoulder. They are voracious eaters which in a day they consume about 600 pounds and bark from trees. Elephants can live to a potential age of […]

Helsinki, Finland – Day 1

2013- Woke up after a restless night to a rainy morning. The cab driver was waiting for us and 20 minute ride to the airport. Copenhagen airport is modern and efficient. I think it was one of my favorite airports I have ever been through. SAS (Scandinavian Airlines ) –Easy and Friendly check -in and […]

Close Up Photos- Galapagos, Africa, Canada

Welcome to Cee’s Midweek Madness Challenge (CMMC). The topic is Close Up or Macro. Galapagos , Sea iguana – 1835, Charles Darwin discovered land iguanas racing about on the island. We loved our time searching around the seeing so much wildlife. Serengeti – He is so happy having his new wife. He’s lucky and durable, might attain the advanced […]

Lens-Artists Challenge #177 – Celebrating

Evergreen Festival, Halifax Public Gardens – Dressed in Holiday Style. ‘Tis the Season to Be Merry! These kids are so happy on these big friendly horses with Christmas Wreaths around their necks. Snow Falling …la la la. He is so happy walking across the Bridge during the snow storm. Here is the link to Amy’s […]

Bogota, Colombia – Day 4

2020 – Presidencia de la República is the official home and workplace of the President of Colombia. It has the main office of the executive branch and is located in the capital city of Bogotá, Colombia. We walked by and saw guards standing with guns. They were trying not smile but waved us over and stood […]

Where the Travel Bug Bit!!!

COSTA RICA – 2004 our first visit. An amazing introduction to this  mystical country and the world of travel. Day trips are easy to travel from Jaco to Manuel Antonio. Expecting to come away with great memories of the white faced monkeys and they are show stoppers in Costa Rica. But number one was the travel […]