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Month: January 2013

Travel

Charles Bridge at Night – Weekly Travel Photo

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With the crisp crunch of fresh snow under boot I made my way down to one of Prague’s signature landmarks. It was 1:30AM and the temperature had dropped to about -10 degrees Celsius.  It was cold.  Brutally cold. Luckily, the light wind had died down and all that was left were brief waves of light snowfall.  Snowfall so sporadic and ...

Living Abroad

Denmark – Shame on You

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There are moments when dealing with bureaucratic nonsense that leave you so stupefied you have trouble believing that what you’re seeing and experiencing is real and not some complex miscommunication.  After all, no person/organization/group or agency could be that daft, right?  You want to believe that some semblance of common sense must, at some point, enter into the equation.  Or so ...

Travel

Startled Lions – Weekly Travel Photo

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While watching a small pride of young lion and lionesses relax in Chobe National Park, Botswana we were treated to an entertaining sight.  The ordinarily confident lions were brought to their feet and startled out of their lazy late afternoon naps when an ambling group of Elephants accidentally wandered into their midst.  While the elephants were somewhat ...

Asia

Crash Course Advice For Travel Photography

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A huge chunk of the travel photos I see on a daily basis are horrible. Not just amateur shots from friends and strangers, but also from semi-professional travel bloggers and established travel brands.  It always amazes me how many photos are horribly grainy, low resolution, blurry, crooked or nonsensical.

There’s a reason that people dread that moment ...

Travel

Penguins in Argentina – Weekly Travel Photo

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Everyone should experience the end of the world at least once.  No, I’m not talking about the now debunked Mayan apocalypse that came and went.  This one is far more interesting and, let me assure you, very very real.  In the southern part of Tierra del Fuego, Argentina is what the locals call “El Fin del Mundo”.  Situated along ...

Food

The Polar Bear Adventure: Part 1

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You know things are either off to a brilliant, or ill fated start when you learn that your charter flight which flew at the crack of dawn was the only Churchill bound flight that left the airport. As a bit of an obnoxious optimist, and in light of the minimal turbulence we were experiencing, I tossed it into the brilliant ...