Tag Archives: Photo Essay

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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Repost: A Thousand Shades of Chefchaouen

January 7th, 2021 Twelve more days, and I am not talking about Christmas. Today, we’re exploring the last stop on our virtual tour of Morocco: Chefchaouen. A closer look reveals a maze of paths, doorways, nooks and shops… one after another, up and down the hillside. Enjoy your walk around! More tomorrow, Kelly Post of the Day: Adding a bit

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Repost: Into the Tanneries of Fez

January 4th, 2021 Today we’re going behind the scenes in Fez to see the raw origin of Morocco’s leather products. The tanneries present the unpolished reality of an industry using the byproduct of what’s served for lunch and dinner around the country — which is no different than any other country in the world. The difference here is that technology

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Repost of the Day: Theemithi Firewalking Festival

October 31st, 2020 Happy Halloween and Full Blue Moon! Today I’m sharing my experience at the Firewalking Festival at Sri Mariamman Hindu Temple in Singapore in 2013. This year’s festival is happening right now and livestreaming online if you’re interested in watching. (You may also watch the edited video on Singapore’s Hindu Endowments Board Facebook page.) Tomorrow, I have a

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Repost of the Day: Pure Color at Butchart Gardens

Buchart Gardens

September 30th, 2020 The Mid-Autumn Festival is tomorrow so after Tuesday’s mooncakes in Southeast Asia, we’re flying the magic carpet back across the Pacific to view the spectacular fall foliage on Vancouver Island. Also, I recently learned a new word: lagniappe. It means extra, perk, tip or bonus. And I have a bonus for you today! After our recent adventures

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