Category Archives: Local Color

Repost: Gong Xi Fa Cai!

February 11th, 2021 Chinese (or Lunar) New Year is here! The Metal Ox arrives as the rat scurries away. Today I’m sharing a post from 2013 with photos from Singapore. Singapore’s Chinatown comes alive with energy, color, festive treats, symbolic fruits and endless decoration during this holiday period. Enjoy! Wishing you health and prosperity in the New Year. More tomorrow,

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Revisiting Thaipusam, 2013

  January 29th, 2021 With yesterday’s reverence, today we’re revisiting my post from 2013 about Thaipusam in Singapore, with updated and additional photos. Depending on when you’re reading this, pour yourself a cup of coffee, tea or wine. This is a lengthy post of first impressions, explanations and historical background of an event I knew nothing about at the time.

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Temple of the Reclining Buddha

January 24th, 2021 After yesterday’s virtual visit at the Grand Palace of Thailand, today we’re at Wat Phra Chetuphon and the Temple of the Reclining Buddha. These sites are located within walking distance of each other in Bangkok Old Town. Wat Phra Chetuphon traces back to the late 1600s, while the Reclining Buddha was created in the 1830s. The Temple

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Travel Challenge Day Six: Oman

January 15th, 2021 Travel Challenge Day Six takes us to Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque in Oman! Contrary to the challenge, I’m finding it really hard to not explain why the selected shots are my favorites. 🙂 I love this photograph because this family walked into frame at just the right moment, providing more context for the location. Also, the polished

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