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The Joys of Day of the Dead in Oaxaca, Mexico
Intro Dia de los Muertos or Day of the Dead is a hauntingly beautiful festival unique to Mexico. It combines the ancient Aztec custom of celebrating ancestors with All Souls Day, a Roman Catholic day of prayer and remembrance of the departed, brought to Mexico by Spanish invaders in the early 1500s.
The Top 5 Most Stunning Finland Beaches You Need To Visit
The beaches in Finland are some of the most stunning in the world. If you are looking for a place to relax and enjoy the beauty of nature, then you should definitely consider visiting one of these beaches.
HYOH - "Hike Your Own Hike"
Supposedly there is a saying on the Appalachian Trail: "Hike your own hike," which encourages each person to hike the way that they want to, giving whatever they have for their own hike to complete their goal. I did not see this a lot on the AT, but I am slowly learning to take the sentiment to heart. I was given a backwards compliment one day when a thru-hiker (someone who is hiking the entire trail from Georgia to Maine) asked how far I had covered that day. I told him I started late and just hiked eight miles. He said, "That's why you look so put together," basically stating that I didn't do much. This was my first example that I was not on the same wavelength as other more "seasoned" hikers who had been there for more than three months.
My Visit to Syria in 2009
You may remember my recent post about the essence of photography. In it, I shared the story behind the above photo. The best trip that I have ever taken was in Syria. I was there with a group of friends in April 2009.
Havana St, Havana
Sam strums his guitar. An old battered thing that has seen better days. The sound resonates off the ramshackle walls on the opposite side of the narrow street as he plays a song called El Despertar, a melancholic refrain that seems at odds with the general Cuban outlook. I don’t speak much Spanish but Ricardo explains that it’s about bravery in the face of an uncertain future and now I understand its appeal for the people of Cuba. Sam sings passionately, although slightly out of tune, from deep within, making the accompanying facial expressions. Just as the song is building a little tabby cat appears from behind him, joining in vocals. It takes a second for Sam to notice but when he does he stops mid chorus, picks up the guitar with one hand, the kitten with the other, and with a slight bow of the head steps inside and disappears. “Feeding time”, says Ricardo as if he’s seen this before.
11 signs you're addicted to travel
The travel bug is an infectious case that tends to effect the most curious of minds. Symptoms include, but are not limited to; itchy feet, wanderlust, unsettledness, a severe urge to travel. Just a single bite can change one's perception of life forever. Chances are if you're reading this, you've got it too. And I regret to inform you, there is no cure. But not to worry my friend, you are not alone! We are in this together. Here's 11 signs you've got a full blown case of the travel bug:
Mystical Visit to The Aran Islands
When touring along the west coast of Ireland, taking a boat trip to the not too distant Aran Islands should be a high priority for you. The Aran Islands are comprised of 3 islands, ranging from the smallest to the largest.
Sledding the Epic White Sand Dunes of New Mexico
How would I describe my visit to White Sands National Park in New Mexico? Well, in one word, spellbinding. That is what it felt like when we first laid eyes on these vast white sand dunes.
Iceland Travel Adventures
It is difficult to find the words to describe Iceland. Words that come to my mind include amazing, beautiful, unimaginable, out of this world, a view that stops your mind and fills your heart.
Toulouse, France (Part 2)
Thank you for your feedback about the first part of my travelogue of Toulouse! I am glad you enjoyed my images and reading about the history of my wonderful birth city in France.
Sightseeing When Everyone's Asleep!
It's a beautiful sunset at the Avenue of Baobabs in Madagascar. Many tourists enjoy watching the last rays of sun and just a few minutes later, they all get in the cars and get back to their hotels, except me!
Road Trip: Virginia
Past the homes of Washington and Jefferson and following a route that felt as zig-zag as the battlefield fences that crisscross the countryside, my partner and I headed east from the beaches of Virginia to the border of West Virginia.