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Monday Moment: Chai-Wallah, Rajasthan, India

5. August 2012

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Chai-wallah, Rajasthan

This is one of my favorite photos from our entire trip. Pulling into the small, roadside stand I couldn’t believe that there would be a phone at all but our driver was adamant that there would be a phone we could use to contact our next hotel and that chai could be had while we […]

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Monday Moment: San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

29. July 2012

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Lake Miniques, San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

It’s hot here in Calgary this week. I’m feeling like the dog days of summer have a firm hold on me. Looking through my pics I’m reminded of our trip to Lake Mineques near San Pedro de Atacama in Chile…also in July. It was NOT hot! We knew it would be chilly (no pun intended…okay, […]

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Monday Moment: Ubud Oasis

22. July 2012

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Ubud Bungalows, Bali

I found Bali to be such a contrast sometimes. The island is stunningly beautiful; tropical rainforest and jungle serve up a menu of green not seen elsewhere, the heat becomes just about unbearable before a tropical storm moves in and breaks it throwing down an alarming amount of rain and leaving nothing but freshness behind, […]

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Monday Moment: Luang Prabang, Laos

15. July 2012

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Riding Home From School, Near Luang Prabang

We had so much fun on this day. I don’t even know where we were, other than somewhere outside of Luang Prabang in Laos. Sometimes we just rent a scooter to get out of town and see what we can find. A school was just letting out as we passed by and suddenly we were […]

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Monday Moment: Phranang Beach, Railay, Thailand

8. July 2012

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Railay, Thailand

The sand is so soft it feels like flour. The water is an unbelievable shade of blue and is as warm as bathwater. There is nothing to do but soak up the sun, dip in the ocean, and eat sugar-salted mango from the beach vendors. Who wishes they were in Railay, Thailand right now?!

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Monday Moment: Potato Ladies, Near Colca Canyon, Peru

1. July 2012

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Potato Ladies, Colca Canyon

Sitting in the square of the small town Cabanaconde, we waited for the start of our Colca Canyon trek. It was a quiet, hot day and we longed to get started so we could reach the much cooler bottom of the canyon. Across the way a potato market was underway. Traditionally dressed women sold their […]

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Monday Moment: Chicken Man, Poon Hill Trek, Nepal

24. June 2012

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Chicken Man, Poon Hill Trek

You know, I never really thought about it, but there isn’t much in the way of refrigeration in the Himalayas. Chickens can’t breed at this altitude so they are brought in from below. We caught up to this guy about three days into the Poon Hill trek in Nepal.  He didn’t smell so great but then, […]

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Monday Moment: German Beer Radish

17. June 2012

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German Beer Radish

The best way to get to Andech’s Monastery is to park at the bottom of the hill it tops and walk the 6 kms through fields and meadows and up into the forest. As we did this I noticed most people carrying with them what appeared to be bags of salad. Our hosts, Hanno and Annette, […]

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Monday Moment: Sidestreet Market, Istanbul, Turkey

11. June 2012

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Istanbul Market

This is one of my favorite photos. A small side walk cafe. A single merchant market. People just making their way. It’s perfect; reminding me of home and yet also uniquely exotic.

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Monday Moment: Mui Ne, Vietnam

4. June 2012

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Drying Fish, Mui Ne, Vietnam

Mui Ne, on the coast of Vietnam, is a sleepy fishing village that produces a lot of fish sauce. The colorful fish boats leave on the morning tide and return late in the afternoon. The hills lining the shore are filled with baskets of drying fish…yep, you can imagine the stench!

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Monday Moment: Pak Ou Cave, Luang Prabang, Laos

21. May 2012

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Monday Moment: Pak Ou Cave, Luang Prabang, Laos

A tuk-tuk ride, lunch by the river watching over an elephant, and a boat ride finds us in Pak Ou cave just outside of Luang Prabang in Laos. Like many caves in the area, it is a shrine to Buddha…in fact, this one contains thousands of tiny Buddhas that people leave as part of their […]

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