A Decade of Travels in Retrospective

2010.

In February we were off to the north of India for 5 weeks. India has to rate as the place where I took the most photographs of people.

Favorite photo.

The local gang in Bundi. the local gang, Bundi, India

Favorite experience.

Afternoon tea with Dr. Josie and his wife in Jaipur. The ‘tea’ was a full meal; their musical performance a wonder; the photo not so good: a screen grab from a video – sometimes it’s had to capture an experience at the same time as experiencing it. Afternoon tea with Dr. Josie and his wife in Jaipur.

2011.

In November/December we spent 5 weeks in Singapore, Malaysia and the south of Thailand.

Favorite photo.

Decorated rickshaw on the move in Melaka, Malaysia. Decorated Rickshaw on the Move in Melaka, Malaysia

Favorite experience.

Admiring the giant big mouth clams while snorkelling at Koh Rok, Thailand.big mouth clam

2012.

Off to Belgium for the first time ever. It was a delight, despite the fact that it was an unusually rainy May.

Favorite photo.

Beer & cheese (& sunlight for once). beer & cheese (& sunlight)

Favorite experience.

Beer. Chateaux-Ferme near Dinant, Belgium

2013.

Thailand, Myanmar and Vietnam for 60 days in November and December. It was our first time in Myanmar, our second in Vietnam and our fourth in Thailand.

Favorite photo.

Oxen and motorcycles at a small village at the end of Inle Lake in Myanmar.Oxen and Motorcycles at Shangrila at the End of Inle Lake (Myanmar)

Favorite experience.

Ooh, tough one. It’s between our boat tour of Inle Lake with Mr. Win and our cooking class with Ms. Vy in Hoi An, Vietnam. Since Inle Lake is already featured I’ll pick the cooking class which included biking out to the fields where everything was grown. Al & I on our Bicycling Tour of Hoi An's Market Gardens

2014.

In September/October we went to Madrid and the north Coast of Spain for several weeks.

Favorite photo.

A street with cafes and tiled murals in Madrid.In Madrid, a street with cafes and tiled murals

Favorite experience.

A street party in Bilbao. People spill out into the street at the street party in Bilbao, Spain

2015.

In September/October we spent 30 days driving around the Irish coastline. Ireland has to rate as the place where I took the most photos, somewhat astounding considering the country was coloured mostly in shades of grey and green.

Favorite photo.

Rays poring out of the dark skies above the Cliffs of Moher, Ireland. Rays poring out of the dark skies above the Cliffs of Moher, Ireland

Favorite experience.

Doolin, my favourite small town in Ireland with great traditional music sessions in two of its pubs, and access to the incredible natural treasures of the Aran Islands, the Burren and the Cliffs of Moher. Celtic cross on Inisheer, one of the Aran Islands in Ireland

2016.

Wales and England in May & June.

Favorite photo.

Furnace Falls in Wales blurred by using longer exposure, although the best I could do with a point and shoot camera on a sunny day was 1/25 sec. Furnace Falls in Wales blurred by using longer exposure

Favorite experience.

Amongst the puzzle rocks on our Malham walk in the Yorkshire Dales of England. Amongst the puzzle rocks on our Malham walk in the Yorkshire Dales of England

2017.

For me 2017 was a year of living differently. I made two major moves, had my first art show and didn’t get away much, a week on Vancouver Island in the fall and collapsing at a Mexican all-inclusive for a week in mid-December.

Favorite photo.

Tree skeleton on Tofino’s Tonquin Trail, Canada. Tree skeleton on Tofino's Tonquin Trail, Canada

Favorite experience.

Hiking the trails and beaches on Vancouver Island’s east coast. Sign for Ucluelet's Wild Pacific Trail

2018.

In May and June we off to tropical Scandinavia (it was hot!) to visit with the family my dad left behind.

Favorite photo.

Cloud reflections on the Rainbow Walk at the Aarhus ARoS Museum of Modern Art, Denmark. Cloud reflections at the Rainbow Walk at the Aarhus ARoS Museum of Modern Art, Denmark

Favorite experience.

Tracking down places from my dad’s stories with my cousins living in Denmark and Sweden. On this trip I discovered that I’m not the only one in my family that talks with their hands or gets excited about pebbles. Flint tools and a flint fossil at Rubenlund, my dad's Uncle Eric's place where he worked for a summer

2019.

In November/December we tried travelling the way we used to in Mexico, going by bus all the way down the Mexican coast from Puerto Vallarta to Huatulco, a distance of almost 1500 km.

Favorite photo.

A well-built skeleton flinging a woman around while hanging from a silk ribbon at the acrobatic show at the amphitheatre in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.  Acrobatic show at the amphitheatre in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Favorite experience.

Meeting Gina in Puerto Escondido. Gina runs the tourist office there and keeps her finger on the pulse of the city – thanks to her we went off on a free excursion to open the whale-watching season, and later saw the Virgen de la Soledad heading down to the water to bless the fishing fleet. The tail of a grey whale on our whale watching boat in Puerto Escondido, MexicoMore of Frank’s Photo Challenge: Retrospective.

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