Thursday Travels

We love to travel – overseas, interstate and all around our local area.

We’ve collected a LOT of photos documenting these journeys.

The aim of this new meme is to highlight the best ones.

One at a time.

Some easy to follow rules:

  • Pick just ONE photo that shows something unique, unusual or quintessential about your travels.
  • You can label it, write a story or do a travelogue piece about your photo if you so desire.
  • These photos are about the place, the environment (man-made or natural), panoramas, macros – whatever captures your eye.
  • All photos must be your own.
  • NO selfies or family pics please.

We’re all about the scenery at Thursday Travels!

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Bali is a delight for all your senses.

The tropical flowers, the incense burning and delicious aromas wafting out from warungs tell you straight away that you’re in Bali. Sure there is also rubbish, broken paths and run-off into the little creeks and the sea that would make your hair curl if you looked too closely. But these issues are slowly being addressed and each time we return, we notice community improvement projects alongside the commercial tourist development. As with so many major ‘hot-spot’ tourist destinations around the world, we hope that the locals are able to strike the right balance between maintaining what’s important to them whilst enjoying the fruits of the tourism industry.

One of the lovely surprises are the many festivals and celebrations of the Balinese Hindu’s. Walking to dinner one evening, we came across this small, noisy procession of young children.

The black and white checked cloth that some of the children are wearing is called saput poleng. The cloth has an equal number of alternating black and white squares and is considered to have spiritual significance. It can be worn outside by people during ceremonies and often adorns statues. It can also be draped over buildings, trees or other places where spirits live. It symbolises duality and the constant balance and striving for harmony between opposing forces or elements.

Add your link below if you’d like to share your very own #ThursdayTravels pics.


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