travel & culture

Paragliding in Bright

What an amazing thing to photograph, the contrasting colours are just spectacular. The paraglides soar like an eagle climbing the thermals to gather as much height as they can so they can fly up to 5 hours.

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Ramadan food in Langkawi, Malaysia

ramadan fish

ramadan fish langkawi Malaysia

ramadan fish Langkawi Malaysia

ramadan fish Langkawi Malaysia

ramadan prawns Langkawi Malaysia

ramadan prawns Langkawi Malaysia

ramadan fish Langkawi Malaysia

ramadan fish Langkawi Malaysia

Happy days in Langkawi Malaysia

Frangipani resort in Langkawi, Malaysia is such a lovely laid back resort on the beach, that the 3 days we spent there rejuvenated, relaxed our bodies and cleared our minds for weeks afterwards.

annie enjoying life

annie enjoying life

dining on the beach in langkawi

dining outside on the beach in Langkawi

beach sunset views from restaurant Langkawi

beach sunset views from restaurant Frangipani resort Langkawi

The blue house in Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia

Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion in Georgetown, Penang is a UNESCO protected Building which has been used to film many movies including the beautiful Oscar winning film Indochine with Cathering Deneuve. This building has won many awards for its conservation and for its boutique hotel.the blue house Penang, Malaysia-1 the blue house Penang, Malaysia-2 the blue house Penang, Malaysia-4 the blue house Penang, Malaysia-6 the blue house Penang, Malaysia-7 the blue house Penang, Malaysia-8 the blue house Penang, Malaysia-9 the blue house Penang, Malaysia-12 the blue house Penang, Malaysia-13 the blue house Penang, Malaysia-14

Kuala Lumpur Malaysia

Our first night in Kuala Lumpur we have to eat at a night market, we can’t wait to sample as much of this food as possible. The stalls are just so fantastic, full of the most fabulous fresh looking produce. night markets, Kuala Lumpar, Malaysia-1 night markets, Kuala Lumpar, Malaysia-2 night markets, Kuala Lumpar, Malaysia-3 night markets, Kuala Lumpar, Malaysia-4 night markets, Kuala Lumpar, Malaysia-5 night markets, Kuala Lumpar, Malaysia-6 night markets, Kuala Lumpar, Malaysia-7 night markets, Kuala Lumpar, Malaysia-9 night markets, Kuala Lumpar, Malaysia-10 night markets, Kuala Lumpar, Malaysia-11 night markets, Kuala Lumpar, Malaysia-12 night markets, Kuala Lumpar, Malaysia-8

festivals

We were driving in the mountains near Ubud when we saw this lady and her two daughters walking along the road with food on their heads. Such a surprisingly beautiful sight amid the chaos of the traffic.

They were off to a festival at the local temple, we stopped and I took a few images, not wanting to disturb their moment.

I have to say that the Balinese are the most generous and lovely people; they are so fantastic to photograph. Whenever I asked to take a photograph I always was allowed and usually with a smile.

 

 

off to the festival

off to the festival

festival in bali

festival in bali

festival food

festival food

entering the temple bali

entering the balinese temple

balinese girls

balinese girls

 

motorbikes

In Bali motorbikes are the main form of transport and who needs a car when you see what they can carry? I saw many things being transported, children hanging on carefree (apparently the limit is 4!)  Others with boxes and boxes between their legs, including  around 10 dozen eggs once (I was too slow to take the shot).

I did  get this shot though!

balloon bike

balloon bike

bali drinks

bintang beer

bintang beer

 

coconut

coconut juice

The Balinese are great at drinks, their cocktails are quiet fantastic. We had a few to taste over our holiday, my personal favourite being the Mojito (just perfect in the heat).

We also had our fair share of mocktails and just plain juices, all wonderful. But beware the yellowish Absolut Vodka available at many roadside shops! Its only for motorbike consumption.

 

coconut juice

coconut juice

 

coconut lady

coconut lady

 

mojito

mojito

 

campari smooth

campari smooth

pins colada

pina colada

petrol Absolut Vodka

petrol infused Absolut