Category Archives: Jordan

Weekly Photo Challenge: Split Second Story

In this week’s photo challenge, capture an image that tells a full story in a single frame. Every photo, I believe, tells a story, so I have taken a different approach and chosen some photos that capture a moment that makes you want to know what the full story is…or what happens next. These image do not tell the full story, they just leave more questions.

Bear kiss

Bear kiss

Out on the Tundra at Churchill, Canada looking for polar bears, we came across another Tundra Buggy. Just happened to snap the photo just as the man stuck his head out of the window as the bear reared up. What happened next?

 

 

 

 

roadside chat
roadside chat

 

This photo captured a moment in time on the streets of Beijing. We’re left wondering what are these two men talking about and why are they squatting on the side of the road chatting?

 

 

Hand feeding gulls

Hand feeding gulls

The split second moment that this Greek ferry passenger hand feeds a seagull. Is this a common occurrence? Did she do this often as the gulls seem to expect it?

 

 

A glimpse of Petra

A glimpse of Petra

 

The moment that you come across the break in the canyon walls and get your first glimpse of the Treasury Building at Petra in Jordan. It is the moment that you feel like Indiana Jones in the Last Crusade.

 

 

 

 

Dumb and dumber

Dumb and dumber

The split second moment that you wonder why you are about to re-enact a stupid scene from Dumb & Dumber while in an Ice Bar in Whistler, Canada. Why would you even think of doing this?

 

 

 

 

 

Extreme X-Scream

Extreme X-Scream

The split second that I thought I was going to die. The moment I thought that riding the X-Scream in Las Vegas was a stupid idea. Why would anyone do this giant teeter-totter, 866 feet above the ground?  Is being the only person on the ride an indication of how crazy this is?

Enjoying the ice sculpture at Lake Louise, Canada – the split second moment of serenity just before you get pelted!

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The Don’t Forget Travel Group is taking part in the weekly photo challenge, but with the added twist that every photo has to have a travel element to it. Enjoy! #postaday

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Abandoned

Running a bit late for this week’s photo challenge that I nearly abandoned it!

I have seen a few abandoned things and places in my travels.

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Angkor Wat is probably the most famous of all the abandoned temples in Cambodia.

Angkor Wat Cambodia

Machu Picchu was abandoned by the Incas until it was “rediscovered” again in 1911

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Jiaohe – one of the once great cities on the Silk Road in China.

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Delphi was once the home of the Oracle dished out advice to the ancient Greeks

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Situated on a high dune overlooking the Nile is the Temple of Kom Ombo

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The Treasury Building at Petra in Jordan was famous even before Indiana Jones

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The abandoned buildings at the former convict settlement at Port Arthur is a moving experience.

Pt Arthur Tasmania

The Venetian fortress of Bourtzi, is just one of the abandoned fortress in Nafplio, Greece

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An abandoned church near the Temple of Poseidon at Sunio south of Athens

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Cool graffiti on an abandoned warehouse

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Some abandoned mannequin legs found discarded on a street in the Chinese city of Guangzhou

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The Don’t Forget Travel Group is taking part in the Weekly Photo Challenge, but we’re adding an extra twist as we’re going to try and adapt the weekly theme into being “travel related” somehow! This week’s theme is: ABANDOMED.

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WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: SELFIE

The word Selfie finally makes into the Oxford Dictionary in 2013 – 21 years after I invented it!

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In 1992 I embarked on my first ever solo travel adventure. While friends were starting to settle down, I was shaking it up. While friends were buying bricks and mortar, I was buying trips and memories. While friends were building their bank balances, I was building life experiences.

Being a solo traveller I quickly learnt that there wasn’t always someone to take a photo of you in front of whatever monument you had travelled half the world to see.

Although I had dubbed it the “self-portrait”, many a times the offer from a stranger to take my photo had been politely waved away as I explained that I am happy to take a Selfie, because I had, by this stage, perfected it.

The invention of the digital camera only encouraged more Selfies as the number of self-portraits increased dramatically.

Tip: Forget the duck face, jutting the chin out makes for a better self-photo!

Here are some Selfies from the digital era.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Happy

Weekly Photo Challenge: Happy

Happy! What a challenge. So many things make me happy, it could be a place, it could be a moment, it could be a person or it could be a person in a place at that moment! One thing I do know is that I am generally at my happiest when I am travelling somewhere.

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The Dont Forget Travel Group is taking part in the Weekly Photo Challenge, but we’re adding an extra twist as we’re going to try and adapt the weekly theme into being “travel related” somehow! This week’s theme is: HAPPY.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Solitary

Weekly Photo Challenge: Solitary

So many solitary moments to choose from, so I didn’t choose! I’ve included them all after a bit of culling. I found I could make anything fit the solitary theme if you put it into context.

The Dont Forget Travel Group is taking part in the Weekly Photo Challenge, but we’re adding an extra twist as we’re going to try and adapt the weekly theme into being “travel related” somehow! This week’s theme is: SOLITARY.

 

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For an explanation of why I believe these pictures fit the theme Solitary, just click on the pictures below. #postaday