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La Vela Khao Lak Thailand

La Vela Khao Lak Thailand Welcome to Khao Lak, the hidden gem of Phang Nga Thailand. This is a popular beach haven and frequently visited by the European tourists. Khao Lak is 90 minutes of driving from Phuket International Airport. You can find many International brand hotels as well as local boutique hotels and resorts. We stayed a few hotels in Khao Lak and one of the newest and best resort is the award winning La Vela Khao Lak. We went to La Vela Khao Lak last year as we vent...
Tags: Travel, Instagram, Thailand, Michelin, Headline, Phuket, Hotels / Resorts, Khao Lak, Phang Nga, Phuket International Airport, Virgin Island, Thailand - Khao Lak, Thailand - Phang Nga, Tachai Island Similan, Beautiful Island, La Vela


Valentine’s Day Outing

I almost always miss the occasions when the Eiffel Tower is lit up for special days, like green for Saint Patrick’s Day, so when I read that there would be a different lighting for Valentine’s Day I drug Maurice over to have a look. We stopped for drinks while waiting for it to be exactly 8 PM as the sparkling lights on the Eiffel Tower are only on the hour. You can see the Eiffel Tower in the distance through the restaurant window. So there it is. All they had was two pink h...
Tags: Travel, Photos, Valentine's Day, Paris, Eiffel Tower, Patrick, Maurice


Defunct Japanese vending machines

Japan is well known for its vending machines. With good reason too, as despite the ever-increasing number of convenience stores, the vending machine is still ubiquitous. Yet seeing one that’s no longer operational, let alone left to rot, is surprisingly rare, so below is a selection of the ones I’ve stumbled upon over the years. Some are still there, some may well be long gone, but in their own decaying way, all of them were oddly interesting.
Tags: Travel, Photography, Japan, Food And Drink


Wine and Roses

Valentine’s Day has come and gone but I have a few photos from that day and some memories of course. This isn’t from Valentine’s Day but a bottle of rosé I bought for three euros at Lidl. I like the label. Maurice went to our local grocery store, Monoprix to buy some drinks and was gone so long I almost called him. They were having a special in which if you buy two bottles of wine, they will engrave the bottles and you get a bouquet of roses. I’m not sure what I will do with the bott...
Tags: Travel, Photos, Valentine's Day, Paris, Lidl, Rose Wine, Roses, Monoprix, Maurice, Mont d'Or cheese


Saloma Link Bridge, All You Need To Know

And Kuala Lumpur gets another beautiful tourist attraction, which is the new Saloma Link Bridge, which is a futuristically designed bridge that connects Kampung Baharu to KLCC. Opened on the 5th of February 2020, this beautiful bridge has become the talk of the town, namely for social media and not forgetting the Instagram influencers. So, if you think you are one, then you need to head here.  But before heading here, I've come up with this article on everything you need to know about ...
Tags: Travel, Instagram, Samsung, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Walk, Malaysia New Tourism Attractions, Kl, Don, Petronas, Malaysia Asia, Tbilisi Georgia, KLCC, Public Bank, British Council, LRT


Image and History In Temple Bar

Temple Bar, in Dublin, is quite a busy place. The streets are often filled with tourists checking out the area’s attractions as an arts quarter, with area residents stopping in at restaurants, cafes, shops, and grocers, and of an evening, revelers of all sorts spilling out of pubs. There is a quiet place in the midst of all this, however. A place in the midst of all this where you may learn and...Read the whole entry... »          Related Stories Social Bite Scotland: Great Food, Good CauseS...
Tags: Travel, Photography, Scotland, History, Ireland, Museums, Dublin, Europe Travel, City Or Urban Travel, Kerry Projects, Temple Bar, Art and Art Museums, National Library of Ireland, Dublin Cultural Quarter, Ireland history, National Photographic Archive Ireland


A dirty look in a grubby little Tokyo bar?

This old punk likes a drink, but he loves The Damned a lot more.
Tags: Travel, Photography, Food And Drink, Tokyo


#untitled - 160220. This too shall pass.

Its been a while since I wrote an untitled piece (the last one was in Nov last year). Thing is, there's way too much going on in my head and I don't know who to talk to and thus this post. Super ranty. Read at peril. Ignore if you can. And why am I writing? Clear my head. Archive my thoughts. Throw my intent in the universe. So, this is one of those days when I have a mile-long list of things to do and almost no energy to get any of those done. I mean I have all the energy of a child to move aro...
Tags: Travel, Instagram, Personal, Rant, Starbucks, Will, Don, Devine, Lem, Untitled


Bloomberg memes push Instagram to require sponsorship disclosure

Instagram is changing its advertising rules to require political campaigns’ sponsored posts from influencers to use its Branded Content Ads tool that puts a disclosure label of “Paid Partnership With” on posts. The change comes after the Bloomberg presidential campaign paid meme makers to post screenshots that showed him asking them to make him look cool. Instagram provided this statement to TechCrunch: “Branded content is different from advertising, but in either case we believe it’s important ...
Tags: Travel, TC, Instagram, US, Bloomberg


A colourful kimono on a cold and windy day

The blustery weather was absolutely biting, but the colours of this kimono and the late afternoon sun at least offered the suggestion of some warmth.
Tags: Travel, Photography, Religion, Culture


Drinking

I stopped with a friend for a glass of wine in this charming café. The exterior. It was a bit chilly outside but I guess if you have to smoke, why not? A sign inside which means the prices bring you in but the quality keeps you there. It was hanging on a coat rack. My glass of white wine being poured. It was nice to have glass to look through and see the architecture outside, not to mention the blue sky.
Tags: Travel, Photos, Paris, Wine, Cafe, le Sauvignon


Shutterstock founder and CEO Jon Oringer steps down after 16 years

It’s an end of an era — and you might just want to snap a photo of it, and just maybe upload it for others to purchase Jon Oringer, who founded New York City-based Shutterstock in 2003, announced today that he would be stepping away from his duties as CEO at the photo sharing and commerce company, effective in April. He will move on to be Executive Chairman of the board, and says in a letter posted this morning that he intends “to continue to be involved in the strategy and direction of the b...
Tags: Travel, Photography, Shutterstock, Yahoo, China, New York City, Talent, Nyse, Jon Oringer, Middle Kingdom, Sam Biddle, Stan Pavlovsky, Oringer


PHOTO: Salto Grande Waterfall in Torres del Paine National Park, Chile

The tour guide promised the trail to Salto Grande Waterfall in Chile’s Torres del Paine National Park was easy. “Just a 20 minute walk,” he said. As a casual aside, he advised us to take our jackets, as it “might be a little windy up there.” The first 15 minutes were a breeze. A graveled path led through a field of flower-strewn tall grass, with the famous horns of the Cordillera Paine Massif peeking over the top. A stretch of turquoise river came into view and the thunderous... The post PHOTO: ...
Tags: Travel, Daily Photo, Photography, Culture, Chile, Patagonia, South America, Cultural Travel, Torres Del Paine, Torres del Paine National Park, Torres del Paine National Park Chile, Cordillera Paine Massif, Salto Grande Waterfall


Stricter penalties on disguised influencer marketing on Instagram, YouTube, TikTok, says FTC Commissioner

US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Commissioner Rohit Chopra has urged the agency to impose stricter penalties on companies that disguise advertising on platforms like Instagram, YouTube, and TikTok as authentic content, including making them liable for civil penalties under the US Code. Target advertisers, not small influencers: He called for the FTC to develop and […] ...
Tags: Travel, News, Instagram, Youtube, US, Social Media, Targeted Ads, Ftc, Federal Trade Commission FTC, Instagram YouTube, Rohit Chopra, Tiktok, Instagram YouTube TikTok


World's most instagrammed forests

About a third of the world’s landmass is covered in forest. And in addition to providing important stuff like the oxygen we breathe and habitats for wild animals, they also make for some downright jaw-dropping photographs. From the towering redwoods of California to the cloud forests of Costa Rica, the trees covering our planet can be our most beautiful sites when captured correctly. We took a look at Taxi2airport.com’s study of the 15 most-Instagrammed forests in the world and found some of ...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Europe, Mirror Lake, England, Instagram, California, Washington, China, US, Colombia, Atlantic, Poland, Brazil, Nottingham, Newfoundland


A misty forest in the far west of Tokyo

Distance-wise, the far west of Tokyo is only a couple of hours or so from the capital’s more central districts, but in contrast to the crossings and crowds the city is famous for, it looks and feels like a completely different world.
Tags: Travel, Photography, Tokyo


Rain and Flowers

I was in the neighborhood of Bon Marche, a rather upscale department store, and dropped in to have a look. They often have interesting decorative installations, such as Christmas trees hanging from the ceiling this December and they did this time too. The pretty exterior. Those white balls up at the top represent rain drops which open into flowers. Getting ready for Spring I guess. These were in a window. It looks like they are floating for some reason but they weren’t. Maybe ...
Tags: Travel, Photos, Paris, Display, Bon Marche, Department Store, Le Bon Marché, Rain And Flowers


PHOTO: Lago Nordenskjold Viewpoint in Torres del Paine National Park, Chile

What struck me most about Torres del Paine National Park in the Patagonian region of Chile were the colors. Depending upon the angle of the sun, the mountains of the Cordillera Paine Massif range from the deepest black to pale gray, lavender, and Wedgwood blue. As the sun sets, abundant feldspar in the granite flanks reflect iridescent orange patches. Add snowy peaks and grass covered foothills, and the mountains of Torres del Paine become a veritable rocky rainbow. Even the name of the park is ...
Tags: Travel, Daily Photo, Photography, Culture, Chile, Patagonia, South America, Cultural Travel, Patagonian, Torres Del Paine, Torres del Paine National Park, Paine, Wedgwood, Torres del Paine National Park Chile, Cordillera Paine Massif


Tokyo fashion and the merely functional

High-end fashion, and old age functionality.
Tags: Travel, Photography, Fashion, Tokyo


This and That

Another group of various photos from Paris. A colorful area as I exit the metro. An unusual building in the Left Bank. I love ancient architecture not torn down for Haussmann’s redevelopment of Paris, even though I like his work. Another ancient building. Hard to beat the Saint Sulpice Church.
Tags: Travel, Photos, Paris, Left Bank, Haussmann, Saint Sulpice, Archetecture, Ancient Buildings, Metro Entrance


Thoughts from a mehil

So, last night, I went to this musical mehfil, as the curator put it. They had three groups performing their sets. While all of those are fairly known in their circles (of musicians, producers, community, etc), I was unaware that they existed. And I was in for a surprise.The music was EXACTLY the kinds that I like. Earthy, Hindustani (mix of Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu, Bhojpuri, Bhajan, etc), with meaningful lyrics, played without any bells or whistles (acoustic mostly), by young people (that are not ...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Music, Instagram, Rant, Indie, South India, Lem, East India


Stanley Tucci Italy travel show

The actor Stanley Tucci has long had one foot in the food world and another in cinema. As well as star turns alongside Meryl Streep in movies like Julie and Julia and The Devil Wears Prada, the Golden Globe-winning actor was the co-owner of the now-closed Finch Tavern in upstate New York, and has written two cookbooks, The Tucci Cookbook, a collaboration with his family, in 2012, and its 2014 follow up, The Tucci Table. Now the actor is taking another step into the food world: CNN has recruit...
Tags: Travel, Instagram, Cnn, New Jersey, Italy, Stanley Tucci, All, Anthony Bourdain, Julie, Upstate New York, Julia, Tucci, Food Tours, Amy Entelis, CNN Worldwide, Stanley Tucci Italy


Best pop-up museums in the US

If the mere thought of visiting the Louvre and British Museum make you want to take a long nap, know that there are museums out there for those who are seeking a less traditional experience. Pop-up museums offer visitors highly curated experiences that are nothing like traditional museum settings — you can take photos and laugh out loud without putting anyone out. While the subject matter of pop-up museums runs the gamut from candy to optical illusions, the most attractive feature of pop-up m...
Tags: Travel, New York, Instagram, Australia, New York City, US, San Francisco, Museums, Miami, Philadelphia, Las Vegas, Houston, Denver, Alice, Louvre, All


An Artist Tricks Google Maps Into Creating a Virtual Traffic Jam, Using a Little Red Wagon & 99 Smartphones

Sometimes the miraculous time-saving conveniences we’ve come to depend on can have the opposite effect, as artist Simon Wickert recently demonstrated, ambling about the streets of Berlin at a Huck Finn-ish pace, towing a squeaky-wheeled red wagon loaded with 99 secondhand smartphones. Each phone had a SIM card, and all were running the Google Maps app. The result? A near-instantaneous "virtual traffic jam” on Google Maps, even though bicyclists seem to vastly outnumber motorists alon...
Tags: Travel, Google, Maps, Technology, Instagram, College, Life, Berlin, New York City, Earth, Rome, Egypt, Airbnb, Google Maps, Facebook Twitter, U S Geological Survey USGS


Here and There

Shots from around Paris. Interior of a Paris pub. This is a restaurant/chocolate place called Un Dimanche à Paris which has the remains of a 12th century wall from the time of King Phillip August. Isn’t it great it was saved? Being served hot chocolate from the same place. An etched window in another restaurant. Graffiti done with mosaics, sort pixel art.
Tags: Travel, Photos, Paris, Window, Hot Chocolate, Grafitti, Un Dimanche, Phillip August wall, Un Dimanche à Paris


An old Tokyo video shop

Video may (or indeed may not) have killed the radio star, but what goes around, almost inevitably comes around.
Tags: Travel, Photography, Tokyo


How Deleting Instagram for 30 Days Saved my Sanity

Travel blog by Travels of Adam (Hipster Blog) – Travels of Adam (Hipster Blog) - By now, it’s no surprise that 2019 was a pretty rough year for me personally. It was exacerbated by a difficult breakup at the end of the year, some financial problems, and a general malaise from all the news of the world. By the time December 1st rolled around, I had pretty much checked out for the year—unable and unwilling to do much work, and just generally ~ tired. Every little thing was affecting my mood;...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Instagram, New York City, Lifestyle, Social Media, Netflix, Facebook Instagram, Adam Groffman, Instagram for Travelers


Where to find vegan tacos in CDMX

Mexico City is replete with meat-centric street food. Corridors of contiguous street vendors extend for city blocks griddling mountains of meat while swarms of people gather to order tacos during la hora de la comida. While most stands have vegetarian options, vegan taco stands are nascent and on the rise. Veganism — once an epithet for expensive yogi food — is being redefined in Mexico City by people like Luis Rodríguez and Melissa Ayala, who are introducing plant-based proteins into local c...
Tags: Travel, Instagram, Mexico, US, Mexico City, Roma, Impossible Foods, Taco, All, Mexican Food, Rodriguez, Ayala, COAHUILA, Vegan Food, Vegetarian Food, Luis Rodriguez


Pay Attention to What Ignites You with Jody MacDonald

Imagine this: Your job is good, and safe, but it’s not fueling anymore. You decide to quit your “real” job and sell all your belongings to live a life of adventure. And just as you are waving your last goodbye, the unthinkable happens and it changes everything. Like most of us, award winning photographer Jody MacDonald didn’t know what her path would be. Yet when her wake up call came, she listened. From train hopping in the Sahara to paragliding in the Himalaya, she’s no stranger to adventure a...
Tags: Travel, Death, Photography, Podcast, Adventure, Surf, National Geographic, Photographer, Himalaya, Paragliding, Sahara, Jody, Jody MacDonald, Men 's Journal, chasejarvisLIVE



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