Scenery Sunday :- Hong Kong markets

Growing up in Hong Kong meant seeing my mom visit the traditional wet market every day. In the last three decades much has changed. The level of cleanliness has improved substantially. Large governmental structures houses most of the fresh food hawkers, divided into various sections; fruit & vegetables, dried goods, meat, seafood, poultry and cooked food. Some still maintain their presence on the street with their goods spread out onto the pavements or sidewalks. It is an aspect of Hong Kong that I treasure.

Fresh is the name of the game in Hong Kong. Variety is also highly regarded.

Imagine, a slab of soft tofu that’s so fresh, steam is still rising off as the vendor cut out a square for your purchase. It is without preservatives. It is not wrapped up in plastic containers and stored in the supermarket refrigerators with an expiration dates stamped on top. Continue reading

Daily Life in Ubud, Bali

Sometimes when I’m busy as a tourist in a different country, different city, different area – I forget that all the locals are carrying on with their daily life, as with my friends and family. If I temporarily forget my bucket list and try to connect and observe the normalcy that is occurring in front of my eyes, perhaps I can be a part of it too.

While visiting in Ubud, Bali – I wandered and doddled without a plan and just observed…

One of many rice paddy in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia

One of many rice paddy

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life (Vancouver)

Vancouver is the gateway to Western Canada. It offers access to the Pacific ocean and excellent views of the Canadian Rockies. In 2013, it was ranked as the world’s third most-livable city – behind Melbourne and Vienna.

Granville Island of Vancouver

Granville Island of Vancouver

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life (Peru)

People watching can be entertaining and a learning experience. Studying body language. Wondering the reason behind their facial expressions. Noticing unique, unexpected events. I enjoy observing.

Normal daily life in Peru

Normal daily life in Peru

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Golden Triangle of India – Jaipur

The Golden Triangle is a popular route for many tourists when visiting Northern India. The 3 cities which form the triangle are namely Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. Delhi is the northern gateway to India with its international airport to welcome travelers from all over the world. Agra is the gateway to the famous Taj Mahal. Jaipur is the capital and largest city of the Indian state of Rajasthan in Northern India. Jaipur is also known as the Pink city.
City Palace in Jaipur, India

City Palace in Jaipur, India

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Breath taking Bolivia…

The Salt Hotel built from solid blocks of salt. Sleeping on salt beds. Eating at salt tables while sitting on salt chairs! in Bolivia

The Salt Hotel built from solid blocks of salt. Sleeping on salt beds. Eating at salt tables while sitting on salt chairs!

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