Masskara Festival 2013 Photo Blog

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If one thing is certain, you can’t help but have fun! The Masskara Festival is one of the Philippines’ most vibrant festivals. We made it to the 2013 event to enjoy amazingly colourful masks, street dancing and a carnival spirit that would seem more familiar in South America. The festival originated out of sorrow as a way to cheer up the local population. In 1980, after a massive economic downturn …

25 Beautiful Travel Tattoo Ideas for Girls

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Getting a tattoo while travelling abroad is a big decision! Many people tend to get swept up in the moment of the place and want something more than a crappy souvenir to remember it by…which leads to thoughts of getting the ultimate reminder: getting ink. Tats are hugely popular these days but sadly we have all seen some of the horrendous tats that have come back from Bali and the …

The Hengshan Hanging Monastery & Yungang Grottoes (Datong)

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The city of Datong is currently a massive building site. This does not make it a desirable tourist destination. Fortunately it is located right in-between two of the best attractions in Northern China. The Hanging Monastery at Hengshan Mountain is over 1,500 years old and defies belief as it hangs on the edge of a sheer rock face. The temple is located some 65km south-east of Datong, you wind through …

Burma Pictures: Monkey at Mount Popa temple

Burma Pictures: 10 Amazing Moments

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Myanmar is a fascinating country, largely because it is still pure from westernisation. Summing up this country, and any country, in a few pictures would be shallow and unfair but these images help us to remember the side of Burma that we loved: The lives of the people, not the sights on a tourist trail. Our month in Burma ended in May 2013 but we’ve had a lot of fun …

Penang Street Art, Georgetown – See it Before it Disappears!

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During the Georgetown Festival Lithuanian artist Ernest Zacharevic left his mark on the city by creating street art that has grabbed peoples attention from near and far. The street art trail is quite a popular one and you can stumble upon local stores and hotels offering maps with which you can find these little pieces of art. Also, many of the rickshaw drivers will take you on a “street art tour” …

Bondi Beach, Sydney

The best of Australia: 2 years living and working down under

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PHOTO BLOG. Living somewhere gives you a completely different perspective than visiting for a few days. Australia has stunning scenery, especially beaches, but it also has a whole lot of nothing! A whistle stop tour of the sights doesn’t let you appreciate just how much outback there is, an endless untamed wilderness. in between the many hours of driving, passing the same old landscape, when you do finally arrive at points …

Manta Ray, Gold coast

The best 17 wildlife photos from the last 17 months

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We’ve bumped into our fair share of critters over the last 17 months – here are some of the best pictures from our encounters!     Meeting the baby tigers at Tiger Kingdom (Chiang Mai), was amazing! As soon as you walk close to these Soldier crabs they bury themselves in the sand – call themselves soldiers! Read more about beaches of the Gold coast The Orangutans in the jungles …

Tri-Shaw, Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai, Thailand. Elephants, Tigers and Temples!

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One year ago we were visiting Chiang Mai in Thailand. Chiang Mai has a relaxed vibe, is not overly touristy and the amazingly welcoming attitude of the Thai people themselves all lift this city to be one of our favourite places in the world. In a reminiscent mood, I figured a photo blog would help me translate the essence of this fantastic destination, and the wonderful experiences we had. Chiang Mai is somewhere …