Desolate Beauty: Travel Photo Contest Friday 29

Update: The winner is Michael…who guessed Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia . Runner up mention Jade who guessed Salt Flats in Bolivia, but the local language wins each time Thanks again to Lindsay and her humor and tequila filled travel blog.  Here is what makes this salt so special to Lindsay: “It has a few names, and it’s location is not directly in a city, but in the middle of Salar de Uyuni, in the Daniel Campos Province, Potosí Department, Bolivia. To be brutally honest, it is special to me because I went through a bad break up in La Paz, and when I jumped on the salt flats tour, I was in such awe of its ‘awesomeness’ that I totally forgot all about… umm… what was his name again? ” Michael gets the prize this week so please check him out at Go See Write. Welcome to Travel Photo Contest Read full article…

Rice Paddy Terraces: Travel Photo Contest Friday 28

Update: The winner is Caz…who guessed the Longshen Rice Terraces, also known as The Dragons Back Rice Terraces in China (OK she only said Longshen China). Thanks again to Andrea and her educational travel blog.  Here is what makes these rice terraces so special to Andrea: “It’s a special place because the terraces are stunning. They were mainly built during the Ming dynasty, so are about 500 years old. The lower terraces are at 380m, while the highest part is 880m, so there are 500 meters of stunning photographs at every turn. One of the best parts of Longshen are the female porters, who moonlight as manic pashmina sellers in the evenings. They have a wonderful humor that breaks through any language barriers. The family homes that are run as guesthouses also make it a special place to stay. Longshen is a wonderful break from the crowds and pollution of China. Although the hike can Read full article…

Blocks of Light and Shadow: Travel Photo Contest Friday 27

Update: The winner is Norbert…who guessed the Holocaust Memorial in Berlin, Germany. Thanks again to Jonny and his fun travel and photography site.  Jonny is a man of few words so here is what Wikipedia has to say: “The Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe (German: Denkmal für die ermordeten Juden Europas), also known as the Holocaust Memorial (German: Holocaust-Mahnmal), is a memorial in Berlin to the Jewish victims of the Holocaust, designed by architect Peter Eisenman and engineer Buro Happold. It consists of a 19,000 square meter (4.7 acre) site covered with 2,711 concrete slabs or “stelae“, one for each page of the Talmud arranged in a grid pattern on a sloping field.” Norbert gets the prize this week so be sure to check him out over at Globo Treks Welcome to Travel Photo Contest Friday, wow that’s a mouthful! If you’re new or never bothered to actually Read full article…

Ancient Arena: Travel Photo Contest Friday 26

Update: The winner is Jeremy…who guessed Amphitheater in Amman, Jordan and who may have been the fasted correct answer recorded yet! Thanks again to Nicole and Cameron and their fun world traveling Canuck blog. Jeremy gets the prize this week. So wander on over to Living the Dream and check out his great travel and lifestyle site. It happens to also be one of my favorites so do spend some time and dig around, you will be very happy you did. Welcome to Travel Photo Contest Friday, wow that’s a mouthful! If you’re new or never bothered to actually read what I write, each week I post a beautiful picture (at least I think so) from my travels (and sometimes from a featured guest…see below for details on how guest post) and you guess where it is. This week’s photo comes from Nicole and Cameron who together are Traveling Canucks. Read full article…

Snaking River Canyon: Travel Photo Contest Friday 25

Update: The winner is Dawn…who guessed Fish River Canyon in Namibia, the second largest canyon in the world (after the Grand Canyon)! Thanks again to Dave and his truly professional travel photo site.  Here’s what he had to say about Fish River Canyon: “Fish River Canyon was an out of the way stop on our epic cycling journey from Cairo to Cape Town. We had been cycling for almost 4 months at this point and instead of keeping to the smooth paved roads all the way to the finish, the race directors decided to take us off road one more time to Fish River Canyon. The roads were rough and the weather somewhat miserable. After a long day of riding we finished in a camp on the outside of the canyon. We set up our tents and then we were shuttled to this outlook for a steak dinner. It was Read full article…

Colorful Cathedral: Travel Photo Contest Friday 23

Update: The winner is Katrina…it must be the good Karma from nominating 2 charities Thanks again to Jasmine and her wonderful picture and awesome blog. This has been one of most commented contests yet! Here’s what she had to say “The answer is Leon, Nicaragua, home to the largest cathedral in Latin America, historical and art museums, Sandinista revolution stronghold, and a sweltering hot climate.” I do love a good revolutionary stonghold! Katrina get a bit prize this week. Not only a link to her wonderful blog Tour Absurd, BUT also links to her more than worthy charities: Children of Ethiopia Education Fund – http://coeef.org/ Amani Children’s Home – http://amanikids.org/ Welcome to Travel Photo Contest Friday. If you’re a new friend, each week I post a beautiful picture (at least I think so) from my travels (or now a featured guest…see below for details) and you guess where it is. Read full article…

Old Fashion Transport: Travel Photo Contest Friday 22

Update: The winner is Dave…again…come on people don’t let him beat you next week! Thanks again to Simon and her wonderful picture. Here’s what she had to say “I shot the photo in Brazil, in one of the many small fishermen villages in Cearà state (don’t ask me the village name, I’ve seen too many…). What makes the place special? The never ending untamed beach, the wild sea and the local fishermen transporting their goods on the small buggy pulled by a tired horse. The feeling of being in a place where time has a different measure, life is hard and nature is wild. But also a place full of charm, and so touching.” The image is just as calming as Simon’s words. Dave, got to pick his link this week and boy did he! In dedication to his new daughter Miriam, born 10/10/10, he’s sharing “one of my favorite Read full article…

Hungry Sheep: Travel Photo Contest Friday 21

Update: The winner is Alicja! Although to be fair she was on the hike! The picture was taken while hiking up Mount Korab in Macedonia. It is the highest peak in BOTH Macedonia and Albania as the peak is right on the boarder. The hike up covers some truly amazing mountain scenery and as expected is in the middle of nowhere, creating a scene that many of you guessed was out of Nepal or the Central Asian States. The shepherd in the picture was quite happy to chat for a while but very disappointed that none of us smoked cigarettes…there aren’t really any stores nearby.  Stay tuned for longer articles on hiking Korab as well as Macedonia’s other main peak Tito. Alicja doesn’t have a website but we will figure out a prize! Welcome to Travel Photo Contest Friday. If you’re a new friend, each week I post a beautiful Read full article…

Impossibly Blue Tropical River: Travel Photo Contest Friday 20

Update: The winner is Brett! The picture was taken in In Kanchanaburi, Thailand at Erwan National park and waterfall of the same name. Just down the street from where the Bridge of the River Kwai story was based, this beautiful river and waterfall system is full of little fish who eat away at your dead skin. Strange feeling but definitely worth the trip. The bonus is that you’ll likely be one of the few foreign tourist there as most will be down at the beaches of the southern coast. Brett’s prize is a link to his very cool Travel and Foodie blog:  Our Tasty Travels. Welcome to Travel Photo Contest Friday. If you’re a new friend, each week I post a beautiful picture (at least I think so) from my travels and you guess where it is. The first person to guess where this picture was taken (Country, and River’s Read full article…

Beautiful Friday: Croatia at Sunset

Today there is no Photo Friday Contest, and instead just a beautiful view from my recent road trip through Croatia. This photo was taken at sunset in the marina that makes up half the town of Skradin down river from the famous Krka National Park. Skradin is your gateway to the Krak National Park where the river flows through the forest collecting in pools created by biochemical processes and resulting in thousands of waterfalls. My next post will be a photo journey through the park and its amazing waterfalls, but today I want to leave you with a beautiful start to the weekend. Share

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