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Category Archive: Photo Essays

Photo Essays

Mar 21

How to Photograph Thaipusam at Batu Caves

How do you photograph the Hindu festival Thaipusam at Batu Caves, a site you’ve never visited before, with more than one million people in attendance?

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Jul 18

Civitavecchia Attractions: One Day in Rome’s Port

Civitavecchia, Italy, gets thousands of visitors a day even though is not known as a tourist destination. As a matter of fact, you wouldn’t even find it listed in most tour books were it not for its location. So the question is, What’s the attraction and why do so many people visit?

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Jun 10

Colorful Colonial Cartagena Awaits You

Dear Luke and Leia, Guys you’re going to love colorful colonial Cartagena, a walled city founded in June of 1533, where old meets new in a seamless pattern of color, warmth and beauty. Pastel buildings with stunning balconies and intricate iron works line narrow cobblestone streets full of characters and tourists alike. The entire walled …

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Jun 03

Boquete: a Mountain of Coffee & a Cloud Forest in Paradise

Dear Luke and Leia, I can’t think of a better way to describe this expat community, tucked snugly into the mountains of Panama near Costa Rica: Boquete is a mountain of coffee and a cloud forest in paradise. You’d know that for sure if you ever visited during its annual coffee and flower festival.

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May 06

Fountains and Squares in Madrid: A Photo Essay

Dear Luke and Leia, Here we are discovering so many beautiful fountains and squares in Madrid, the capital of Spain. Like most European cities, Madrid has built its cities around central squares where people can gather to sell their wares, worship, conduct government business and greet each other.

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Apr 15

Barcelona: Gaudi Architecture and a Fantastic Waterfront

Dear Luke and Leia, Next up for us is Barcelona, Spain, famous for its Gaudi architecture and a fantastic waterfront area on the Mediterranean Sea. Barcelona is the capital city of the Catalonia region with a good deep water port and a wonderful history.

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Apr 01

Venice is Where I Found my New Travel Partner

Dear Luke and Leia, I know this will be strange for you two grandchildren to read, but Venice is where I found my new travel partner.

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Mar 25

Florence and the Ninja Turtle Connection

Dear Luke and Leia, Today we decided to dig into Florence and the Ninja Turtle connection. I’ll bet you didn’t realize that there was a link between this famous Italian town and those teenage mutants, but there is. 

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Mar 18

Am I Really in Rome for Two Days?

Dear Luke and Leia, Am I really in Rome for two days? Wake up Dan, you’re dreaming, you can’t finally be in Rome. It must be a dream, a fantasy … all because it’s your birthday and you’ve always wanted to go to Rome.

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Mar 04

Why Do I Have To Go To Paris, cont’d.

Dear Luke and Leia, Remember my last postcard, when I asked “why do I have to go to Paris?” I had very good reasons: I don’t speak the language. I don’t like French people. The only good thing about France is the wine, and maybe the food.

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