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Travel Theme: Distance

While the words are synonomous, in terms of persopnality and attitude, I’ve always thought of distance and farness as two things that can indeed be mutually exclusive.  In an age like this with Skype and international phones and even travel blogs, one can be far, far away without ever being distant.  That said, this sentiment…

Beaches  . . . this beach is littered with the remnant driftwood of the decayed woodlands of the Canadian Shield. In the winter, the sand and the ice and the shards of decaying driftwood jet out like oversized splinters on a frostbitten skin . . .

Travel Theme: Beaches

Thailand, where I am now, has its share of magnificent beaches. Mountain-encircled. Clear blue watered. Silhouettes of fishing boats crawl along the horizon mimicking snails. So too did Malaysia and Puerto Rico before that. However, the beach I chose to share for this Travel Theme, Whitefish Point, is one of the most uniquely iconic I…

Contrast  Straddling the Cambodia border, atop of the extinct volcano of Phanom Rung, is one of the most magnificent Angkorian structures outside of Cambodia . . . To this day, Buddhist pilgrims come and honor this site, a symbol of the religion from which their stems.

Travel Theme: Contrast

Straddling the Cambodia border, atop of the extinct volcano of Phanom Rung, is one of the most magnificent Angkorian structures outside of Cambodia.  Prasat Phanom Rung is a temple dedicated to Shiva and on a major pilgrimage route stemming from Angkor Wat to Phimai in Thailand. To this day, Buddhist pilgrims come and honor this…

Green  I had wasted nearly an hour travelling the wrong direction down an Isan highway.  My destination was the various Khmer ruins hidden somewhere to the south.  As I was already skirting the Cambodian border, my initial misdirection gave me pause . . .

Travel Theme: Green

I had wasted nearly an hour travelling the wrong direction down an Isan highway.  My destination was the various Khmer ruins hidden somewhere to the south.  As I was already skirting the Cambodian border, my initial misdirection gave me pause to check the vague maps I had with me. So, cooling off with a green…

Bridges   Who says a bridge needs to cross a body of water? While the Death Railway in western Thailand is famous for it ‘Bridge Over the River Kwai” . . .

Travel Themes: Bridges

Normally for a bridge theme, I would have posted about the bridge I have the most intimate history with, the Mackinac Bridge in Michigan.  However, I already posted my favorite picture I’ve ever taken of that in a previous Photo Challenge.  So I figured, I put up something a little more offbeat. Who says a…