Here is the thing about Moscow: it is, on the whole, a pretty ugly city. But there are these pockets of amazing beauty if you look. This picture summed that feeling up for me. The reflection of the golden onion domes in the puddle on the dirty street. That says “Moscow” to me.
The most difficult part of shooting in Antelope Canyon is keeping the other visitors from walking through your photo during the 30+ second exposures. This one took seveal tries to accomplish that feat.
My name is Rand Blimes. I have a job I love (teaching political science at BYU-Hawaii), a family I adore, and a never-ending desire to see as much of the world as I possibly can. I started the Because Travel Blog to explore the cultural, physical, psychological, social, and spiritual effects of travel . . . and to share some great stories and photographs.
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Sunset in the Chukhung valley, Khumbu region of Nepal
Sunset at Olmsted Point in #Yosemite National Park
The answer my friend . . .
Some of the monastery in Ladakh are old school. The prayer wheels have a thick, cloth covering and any visible writing long since vanished
A small creek channeled into a crack in the red rock in Zion National Park, US
Two schoolgirls in #Turtuk , #India . Who knows what these two are planning? I hope it is a bright future.
This is a view from the rooftop restaurant we ate at our very first night in #India . The city of #Madarai , with its many temples and hordes of friendly pilgrims, was a wonderful introduction to India for us.
#Ladakh , the mountainous region in northern #India (and one of my favorite places in the world), is made for road trips. Due to its strategic location near both Pakistan and China, the military maintains some of the best roads in India. Because the roads are so good, drivers have a tendency to go too fast. Thus the region is sprinkled with funny signs like this one, reminding drivers to slow down.
#Madrid , #Spain . When I travel, I travel to eat. And Spain is the only place outside of Asia that cracks my top 5 favorite food countries.