I cannot tell you what a joy it was to spend some time this week with my friends Wim and Dave from Grand Cayman. Honestly, it was just what I needed. The options for this round of Photo of the Week are a bit of a preview for of future posts about what we got up to in Chiang Mai!
Again I’m posting quite a few options. One adjustment to traveling solo is not having someone to help this indecisive blogger narrow things down!
A unique perspective on the jungle at the Flight of the Gibbon zipline experience.
The star attractions a Tiger Kingdom. I was apprehensive about visiting here after reading conflicting reports of drugging, etc. but ended up going anyway. Stay tuned for my full report and impressions.
Okay, perhaps not a serious contender. But I must-ache you a question: why not?
It’s always difficult to photograph wats, especially ones as famous as Doi Suthep, in an original way. I like to try to focus on the details…
Or sometimes just take advantage of a stunning post-storm sky.
Please leave your vote for Photo of the Week in the comments below!
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In other news, blogger Angie of Angie Away recently spent time working in slums in Kenya and came away determined to make a difference. Her new project is an inspiring example of how we all can make a difference. I encourage you to check out her recent post, share it, and donate if you feel so moved! I’m sending her a check (well, a paypal donation) today!
love the rich gold, yellow and reds!
Thanks for voting! Glad to hear your input, I didn’t know if that one was too saturated and busy…
Our vote for the tiger baby!! Adorable 🙂
I recently “liked” your facebook page and saw you have a baby tiger photo as well! We’ll have to compare notes sometime 🙂
Thanks for voting 🙂 I like that one too…
Ummmm, a little info about how you are safely in a cage with a tiger…even though he is clearly sleeping?????
There will be a full post to come… It’s a place called Tiger Kingdom in Chiang Mai…. Amazing experience!
Yes, I am with your Mom???
Like I said to her, you’ll have to wait a bit for the full story 🙂 But rest assured, no Alexs were harmed in the making of that photo…
Photo C!!! But the others are fabulous too!
Thank you! Tough choices this week!
D! The colors are so gorgeous
That one is turning out to be a popular choice!
Thank you so much for helping to spread the word about Adopt-a-Slum… we’re up to $375 so far =)
Congrats Angie! Keep up the good work…
Photo B…because tigers are awesome^^
I really didn’t realize how awesome they were until this experience! Amazing animals.
D is beautiful and unique. Gets my vote
I think D is the winner so far! Thanks for voting!
You’ll have to come back to Thailand some day for this alone… you would love them!
C for sure because we rarely see you in pics…who took it? B is a close second. Great expression on the tiger and the paws are awesome!!!
The tiger handler did, actually! I adjusted all the settings and handed it over expecting the usual mess that happens when I hand over “the big camera” to a stranger but these guys must take pictures all day because they took some great ones!
The tigers make it tough, but I’ll have to go with the candles dripping wax. Nicely done.
Thanks John! Big variety of subjects this week, definitely 🙂
I love B! But the one with you and the tiger is pretty amazing as well 🙂
Thanks Andrea! It might be one of my favorite travel photos of myself so far 🙂
I love D! And silly puns like must-ache. Thanks for pointing out Angie’s project, it looks like a great cause.
Angie has one of my favorite travel blogs! Definitely worth following before, but spearheading a big fundraising effort like this makes me like her even more!
D!!! Love it, especially as I was there again today showing my Mum around! But C is a very close second for so many reasons 🙂
I hope you took her to the Tiger Kingdom as well! And that you didn’t make her bike to Doi Suthep 🙂
B because of the juxtaposition of head and paws, besides the fact that that tiger is waaaaay too cute, and really, IN THE CAGE???????????????
I assure you, it was totally safe, or they wouldn’t let tourists do it, right? Ha! Well that is what I told myself but I don’t think it really holds true in Southeast Asia 🙂
I vote tiger baby! These make me miss Chiang Mai so much! I lived there for a month and have lots of tiger kingdom pictures as well. I hadn’t heard of any mistreatment of the tigers but I’d be interested in hearing what you heard…
Well I definitely have a full post to come but basically it’s the same things I’ve read/heard Tiger Temple in Kanchanburi being accused of… basically drugging the tigers for the benefit of our photos.
ugh. i hope that’s not true. really ruins the memory:(
B for sure! I keep seeing these pictures and am dying to go there… if for no other reason then to interact with those tigers! Love it!
Stay tuned for a full post to come about the experience… with many more photos! It was a very, very cool experience.