Li River Tributary

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We went on a small boat ride on the Li River, where we were surrounded by the Karst Mountains. They are very spectacular with their unique shape!


Dragon & Bell


Xi’an, China

We went on a wonderful tour throughout China, back in 2008.  Xi’an is a beautiful, large city, full of culture and history, with over 8 million people.  Da C’en Temple Complex was built in 652 A.D and is amazing!  I love this dragon and bell resting on the corner of a pagoda.


Monkey With My Glasses


Monkey Temple, Bali,Indonesia – 2008 – Canon 20D

We had a fun time at the Monkey Temple, named because there are Monkeys everywhere.  We were warned that the monkeys  grab things, so to be careful!  Twice my glasses where taken right off my face by monkeys.  The second one grabbed them and took off down a cliff, then he just sat there looking at us with my glasses in his mouth!  What a stinker!  We paid a man to get my glasses, which he did by going over the barricade and enticing the monkey with apples and oranges, which worked.  At first the monkey took an apple and kept my glasses in his mouth, then when offered more fruit he took it with his other hand.  For the third piece he had to let go of my glasses.  The man was quick and grabbed my glasses before they fell down to the ocean below!  I had to wear my glasses the rest of the trip, but they were never the same with bite marks all over them!

Fish Market


Tai O, Lantau Island, Hong Kong – 2012 – Canon 50D

My daughter-in-law took me out for a photo shot, one day.  We had so much fun and we spent a lot of time photographing Tai O, a fishing village.

Phi Phi Islands 1

12742841_10156665567500121_8133610932596880050_nPhuket, Thailand, One of the Phi Phi Islands

To get to the Phi Phi Islands we went in a speed boat at high speed for an hour, straight out into the ocean! The Phi Phi Islands are beautiful, sadly, they were devastated by the tsunami of 2004!

Longtail Boat Taxi


Monkey Island, Phi Phi Islands, Thailand, 2012 – Canon s100

We had a wonderful time with our son and his family as we visited the Phi Phi Islands!  We went on a speed boat, full speed out into the ocean for an hour and then arrived at the Phi Phi Island.


Clouds and Palms

Phuket, Thailand

We visited Thailand in 2012.  We had been in Phuket for a number of days and I had tried to get a sunset photo, but to no avail.  Finally, while swimming with my grandkids I saw a sunset and took this photo with my underwater camera.  Not bad considering!


Cruising on the Yangtze River


On a trip to China in 2008, we took a cruise up the Yangtze River.  Some of the highlights were; going up the locks to the top of the dam, after a good nights sleep, watching the sunrise on the river and meeting the wonderful Chinese people!  It was an awesome adventure!

Camera used:  Canon 20D


The Marble Boat

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When visiting China in 2008, we went to the Summer Palace.  It consists of many gardens & many lakes and it is gorgeous.  At the Summer Palace is found The Marble Boat built in 1750 A.D. during the Qing Dynasty.  Obviously, the boat cannot float, it was used by Empress Cixi for lakeside dining and receptions.


Tang Dynasty Show


Xi’an, China

On our tour of China in 2008, we went to the Xi’an Dumpling Banquet and the Tang Dynasty Show.  First, we were treated with dumplings of all kinds and each one was delicious!  Then we watched the Tang Dynasty Show with it’s colorful costumes, incredible choreography and exuberant music.  It was a very spectacular evening!