December 22, 2016
Journal World Journeys

Botanical Gardens of Singa·po·re

This UNESCO World Heritage Site is at least 156 years old. There is no admission fee unless you want to see The National Orchid Garden. It is located within the main gardens and is at the forefront of orchid studies and a pioneer in the cultivation of hybrids, complementing the nation's status as a major exporter of cut orchids. Thanks to the equatorial climate, you can see the largest orchid col ...

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December 18, 2016
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Beautiful Dolls and Hagoita (羽子板 「はごいた」) of Ja·pa·n

Hanetsuki was a game that dates back to the 17th century, and even though the game itself is rarely played theses days, the wooden paddles - Hagoita were used to play it. Now they serve more of an ornamental purpose and are usually made with beautiful, complex silk collages, auspicious symbols and lacquer. They are generally sold at hagota ichi (traditional fairs) during December, but I photograp ...

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December 17, 2016
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Morning mist over Victoria Harbor of Hong Kong 香港

I am a night owl and being up early in the morning is not my piano forte. But when I travel, normally I am jetlagged, so a lot of the time I am lucky to be up before the sunrise. The images of the morning mist / fogg over Victoria Harbor of Hong Kong were shot on my walk to the ferry from the Avenue of Stars in Tsim Sha Tsui. Fun fact: It used to be called Hong Kong Harbor, but the name was ...

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December 15, 2016
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Ba·ng·kok and the Golden Buddha (พรพุทธมหาสุวรรณปฏิมากร)

This time around it was a very short trip to Bangkok, also known as “Krung Thep” (กรุงเทพฯ ‎(grung-têep)). The river that you see is called Chao Phraya River and it is always that brown muddy color and full of boats and river taxis. Some of the images are of Shangri-La Bangkok. In the second half of the post you can see our visit to the Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit), located at the ...

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December 12, 2016
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Monkey Business in Ma·lay·sia

Malaysia is a beautiful country. There are so many places to choose from, but this time around we decided to go on a half day trip from Kuala Lumpur to Kuala Selangor. The trip included seeing Silver Leaf Monkeys and Fireflies in the mangroves, dinner and a ride on the boat. As soon as we have arrived to Kuala Selangor Nature Park, which is located close to the Selangor river, the monkeys were ...

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December 10, 2016
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South Korean Folk Village, Se·o·ul

  Travel Photography: Maryna Marston City: Seoul, South Korea Images: Seoul, South Korea, Korean Folk Village, ...

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