Beng Melea Temple

The Jungle is Reclaiming Beng Melea Temple

Nestled in the jungles of Angkor Wat lies Beng Melea a sprawling temple covering over one square kilometer. This temple is hidden away and not very touristy, giving it an adventurous, ‘lost temple’ feel. Luckily for us our “guide” or rather tuc-tuc driver knew where we could see the best temples even if they weren’t on the tour map.…

The faces of Bayon at Angkor Wat

5 Reasons to Travel while you’re Young

1: When you’re still young and you don’t have too many serious commitments, its important to take your opportunities when you can. 2: Broaden your horizons. Try new food, learn a different language and explore other cultures. You will carry these experiences with you for the rest of your life. 3: Meet new people. You…

Cau Dai Temple

Asia’s most Colourful and Gaudy Temple ever

I quite enjoyed my visit to this very colourful and very kitch temple. It doesn’t look so inviting from outside but once you are inside the colours and dragons and pink is definitely eye catching. I wonder who chose the colour scheme and decided that gaudy dragons is the perfect adornment for a collective religion.…

Oxford, England

Weekly Photo Challenge: Threes

The Weekly Photo Challenge is Three-picture stories: In a nutshell, a three-picture story is a way to help you think about storytelling with images. To create a three-picture story, gather: An establishing shot: a broad photo of your subject. A relationship: two elements interacting with one another. A detail: a close-up of one part of…

Mom and me on our first foreign adventure together floatingin Cambodia

Weekly Photo Challenge: Moments I Treasure

I  definitely Treasure every moment I get to spend with my fabulous mother and each adventure we get to share!! I feel extremely lucky that I am able to say that my mother is also my best friend, the person I confide in and tell all my secrets to. The love that mothers give their children…

The Lujiazui skyline of Shanghai

Weekly Photo Challenge: Shanghai Horizon

Horizon. The space or line where the sky meets the earth. So many places where the sky meets the earth around the world, and millions of interactions between two elements. Here is one of the most beautiful city skylines I came across during our exploration of the concrete forest that is Shanghai. Shanghai is the largest city…

The rapeseed fields of Cambridgeshire, England.

Weekly Photo Challenge: The Hue of You

” Share a photograph with a prominent colour that reveals more about you. It could be a symbolic, meaningful shade; a colour that expresses how you currently feel; or a combination of colours that excites you and tells a visual story.” One of my favourite colours has always been yellow. I think it is a…

Lines ans patters formed by the columns of Luxor Temple

Weekly Photo Challenge: From Lines to Patterns

From lines to patterns. We see lines and patterns in the world around us, in nature and things man-made. Sometimes we don’t realize they’re there: on the street, across the walls, up in the sky, and along the ground on which we walk. Today’s challenge is inspired by Evan Zelermyer‘s stunning urban, abstract, and architectural images from…

View from inside the Great Wall

Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside the Great Wall

This week’s photo challenge is to share what you see on the inside. This is a view taken from  the inside of the Great Wall of China. Inside a watchtower of Mutianyu, a section of the Great Wall of China located 70 km northeast of central Beijing. IN A NEW POST CREATED FOR THIS CHALLENGE, SHARE A PHOTO THAT…

Camels and the Egyptian Pyramids

Weekly Photo Challenge: An Unusual POV

Unusual. In this week’s Photography 101 post on point of view, Lynn Wohlers offers great advice on how to show your own unique way of looking at the world: “Challenge yourself to rethink your ideas about what subjects are appropriate, and then challenge yourself again to find an unusual perspective on your subject.” For this challenge I am sharing…

The last rays of sunlight reflecting of the water and bringing with it a cool breeze

Weekly Photo Challenge: Sea and Sunsets

There is something about sunsets and beaches that make me feel close to nature. It is as if you get a glimpse of the magnificence of nature through a sunset over the ocean.  Walking along at the stretch of beach at the harbour in Richards Bay on a lovely summer evening in December. Sitting down watching…