Posts tagged ‘vacation’

Wordless Wednesday: Remembering Las Ramblas

Las Ramblas
Location: Barcelona, Spain

August 21, 2017 at 8:54 am 2 comments

Weekly Photo Challenge: Ooh, Shiny!


Location: Palermo, Sicily, Italy
Whenever I travel, I bring along a pocket camera. It’s good enough for me since I have no patience fiddling with settings and stuff. Just like typical tourists, I tend to point and shoot indiscriminately, thanks to the availability of memory cards that can store thousands of pictures. If there’s one thing that differentiate me from the others, it’s that I don’t take selfies.

Even with an outstanding guide, distractions can happen on a tour. When they occur, a pocket camera can be your friend. Just draw and fire at will to save them for posterity.

Seeing the familiar in unfamiliar places provides a pleasant distraction to me. It could be as simple as the sight of clothes hanging out to dry. For one thing, it reminds me of the place I grew up in the Philippines. On the other, it’s gratifying to experience this common thread that binds people regardless of geography and distance.

As for any distraction that has become more of an inconvenience than anything else, I suggest that you treat it as part of the experience. Who knows? Many years down the road, when time has smoothened its rough edges, you’d be able to remember it with fondness.

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August 19, 2017 at 10:00 pm 6 comments

Wordless Wednesday: World’s Most Photographed Hotel

Château Frontenac
Location: Rue des Carrières, Ville de Québec, Canada

August 14, 2017 at 9:01 am 8 comments

Weekly Photo Challenge: Elemental

Galapagos Islands

Location: Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
A trip to the Galapagos Islands is a step back in time. Situated about 880 miles from the Ecuador mainland, it’s a place so remote that it remains unspoiled by human development.

Galapagos Islands

If you want to imagine what the world might look like thousands of years ago, this group of islands will be close. It was formed and still continue to be formed as a result of volcanic activities underneath the ocean’s surface. It features elemental landscapes and an amazing variety of wildlife that has survived and evolved under the harsh environment.

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Galapagos Islands Galapagos Islands

Surprisingly, the birds and animals that live in the islands are so full of themselves. They have no natural fear of humans. They continue to mind their own business even when approached for a photo shoot.

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August 10, 2017 at 8:25 pm 6 comments

Wordless Wednesday: Waiting for the Ferry

Hallstatt, Austria
Location: Hallstatt, Austria

August 7, 2017 at 6:49 pm 10 comments

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