Travel Theme: Circles

“Where’s my Backpack?” enticed me (and many others too) to pay homage to all the circles that we see in our travels.  So in response to his call I went in ‘circles’ in search for just a perfect fit.  And here’s my version to this week’s travel theme Circles;

Here are just a few of the many circles I saw from 30,000 feet on board a flight from Chicago to Las Vegas.Circles
Fire dancers in the Island of Boracay create this awesome fire circles.

Fire Circles
The circles in the ceiling at the lobby of the Cesar’s Palace Hotel in Las Vegas.

Circles in the Ceiling

This water fountain at the lobby of the Bellagio is a sphere. Perhaps, a circle?


This art work makes the façade of the Novotel Hotel in Seoul South Korea marvelous.

Circles Facade
The Fisherman’s Wharf logo is circle.

Circle Logo
I need not travel really far to take this photo.  I use snow globes as centerpiece for my living room.

Snow Globes

These weird-looking fruits in the island of Batanes could be circles too.

Weird Fruit

Have a good one everybody !

Travel Theme: Liquid

This week’s travel theme is relevant, refreshing and wet. It makes me want to wash my dirty car, take a bath, have a drink or probably sip a hot soup as it is quite cold tonight.

The liquid, which is one of the three states of matter is also one of the most important elements on earth that we tend to take for granted.  Water, which is the most common form of liquid covers much of the world’s surface but there would not be enough for human consumption unless we conserve it.

Coming from a country surrounded with water and from a city ranked as one of the wettest inhabited places on earth, we experience the magical phenomenon a liquid can only do so well year round.  We are more than grateful.

This theme will not only remind us of a travel where we captured a photo about liquid but also tell us that water should be conserved and cherished. Its significance in our lives encompasses our existence.

I salute Where’s my backpack? for the initiative to use it as this week’s travel theme.  So, here’s my contribution to this week’s amazing theme: liquid.

Soft waves in the golden sand beach of Pagudpud, north of the Philippines.
The Ditumabo Waterfalls in Aurora, west of Luzon in the Philippines.  The falls is a source of geothermal energy for the province.
Rain showers during my recent visit to the island of Boracay.
Freezing water in one of the natural pools made of stalagmites inside the deep caves of Sumaguing in Sagada in the Cordillera Mountains.  The cave supports the livelihood of the local community through tourism.
The releasing of water in Ambuklao Dam.  The dam is one of the sources of our drinking water.
This is a stream in the tranquil town of Baler in Aurora Province where the people leisurely hang out. The fresh water that cascades from the Sierra Madre mountains irrigate the farms.
The small falls in Sagada, Mountain Province
Water as a decorative centerpiece in one of the hotels in Baguio City.
A waterfall in the Bicol Region, south-west of the Philippines
A shellfish soup in Zamboanga Peninsula, the Philippines’ southern tip.

Travel Theme: Soft (2) Animals

What could be softer than the naturally feathered or furred animals.  So for this week’s travel theme, I created a separate entry to feature just a few of my favorite animals that I really find not just cuddly and cute, but ‘soft’ as well.

My first meet with a Koala on a recent trip to Sydney’s Featherdale Zoo. Up close and personal, this Koala was not shy at all.
This one is a bit shy quite grumpy too.
This tropical penguins are just so cute. They walk funny.
Lovebirds showing off their affection to one another. These are just two of the many African and Eye ring lovebirds in our collection.
These are the tiny finches.
This dog has been the friendliest stranger dog I’ve ever met. He was so friendly he just walked with us during our trip in the island of Batanes. He loves cuddling and enjoys being tickled. If only I could have brought him home.

Travel Theme: Bright

Inspired by Travel Theme: Bright

It’s bright in the island of Cebu
The Sky is bright blue in the mountains of Baguio
The water is bright in the shore of Bohol
Bright Orange Centerpiece in my house
Bright Red Rose in Sagada Province
Bright Fruits in the Island of Balicasag
What bright eyes you have Tarsier
Bright Light, anyone?
What a Bright Idea ! A Cocktail bar in Pattaya

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Travel theme: Bright