Photo of the Week: Sunday Afternoon

IMG_2096New York City, USA

It’s been raining here a lot lately, so when there is a sunny afternoon, I try to spend it outdoors. I’ve got to bask in that warm sun whenever I can, right?  My favorite hangout in our neighborhood is undoubtedly Riverside Park. Here you’ll find lots of people running, bike riding, or just relaxing on the park benches.  I usually grab a book, my headphones, and enjoy a few hours in the park.

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Photo of the Week: Cliff of the Dawn

IMG_2724Isla Mujeres, Mexico

A few years ago we visited Isla Mujeres, a tiny island about 10 miles off of the coast of Cancun, Mexico.  During our stay, we rented a scooter to ride around and explore the area.  One of our favorite places was Punta Sur,  the easternmost point in Mexico where the rising sun first touches Mexican soil each day. Here you’ll find a Mayan temple sitting on a jagged cliff rising out of the turquoise water.

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Photo of the Week: Beach Front

IMG_2566Nungwi, Zanzibar

This was the scene during our morning walks on the beach of Nungwi, a small fishing village in the north of Zanzibar.  White sandy beaches, clear blue water, and swaying palm trees made up the idyllic scenery.  From the shore, you can see the Dhow – traditional fishing boats, getting some much needed repair before they head out to sea again.

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Photo of the Week: Sakura

IMG_2003Brooklyn, USA

My parents came over to visit this past week and we went to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden to see the cherry blossoms.  Even though we were not there during the Sakura Festival, the park was still full of people out enjoying a beautiful spring afternoon. The promenade of cherry trees in full bloom is  sight to behold.  They even insisted on taking a few selfies in front of the delicate flowers. I managed to sneak in a picture of them while they were doing it. 

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Photo of the Week: Tannery

IMG_1257Fes, Morocco

Fes is the cultural and spiritual center of Morocco – known for its leather tanneries.   The tanneries in Morocco still follow the ancient method of treating leather whereby hides are soaked in diluted pigeon excrement and water for a few days to be softened.

A visit to a tannery is quite an experience. We walked down twisted and narrow paths in the Medina to one of the leather shops where we could get the best views of the tanneries. We stood on the rooftops and watched the tanners using nothing but their bare hands and feet to dye the leather. The local merchants offered us a few sprigs of mint to ward off the strong odors.

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Photo of the Week: Family Trip

_DSC0601Runaway Bay, Jamaica

A few years ago, we organized a family trip to Jamaica with both of our families.  The thing about family trips is that they are stressful and fun at the same time, and this trip was no different.  From beginning to end it was packed full of adventures including stolen fruits, hijinks, and a rescue mission. All the ingredients for a memorable trip.  We are due for another trip soon. 

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Photo of the Week: Rowing

IMG_9263Madrid, Spain

The beautiful El Parque de Retiro, located in the heart of Madrid, is a popular spot for the city’s residents who go there to row boats and sunbathe.  It was opened in the early seventeenth century with access only granted to members of the monarchy.  The royal family used to host pageants, mock naval battles, and bullfights on these grounds. 

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Photo of the Week: Windy City

IMG_1073Chicago, USA

The one hundred year old Navy Pier is not just a fun place to spend the afternoon, but it is also a historic landmark.  It is over 3000 feet long, jutting into Lake Michigan; from the pier, you have a great view of the Chicago skyline with the prominent John Hancock Building with its double antenna.

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Photo of the Week: Gorge

IMG_8087Atlanta, USA

This week, I dug up some photos from our trip to Atlanta a few years ago.  Since we rented a car, we decided to drive out to Tallulah Gorge for a short day-hike.  This beautiful destination, filled with waterfalls, rock outcrops, and river cascades is one of the most popular trails in Georgia.  The easy to follow 2 mile trail takes you across a suspension bridge, down towards the gorge and back out again. 

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Photo of the Week: City-center

IMG_2436Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Every few years I go back to my hometown only to find that it has changed beyond recognition.  Vietnam has one of the fastest growing economies in Asia, which has translated into more high rises and modern buildings. Although there is still one area that has remained the same, the main square overlooking City Hall. The familiar French colonial building with its bright orange roof is iconic in this ever-changing city.

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