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This week's #frifotos* theme is mirrors - and these huge Texas-size mirrors immediately popped to my mind. Not only are they Texas-size, they are actually Texas mirrors. The first skyscraper in Dallas was constructed in 1909. I took this photo a million years ago when I was in town for a football game (which, I'm happy to say, OU won [...]
Ah, Roatan. You probably think of sandy beaches, Caribbean waters blue as blue could be, scuba diving and snorkelling on the gorgeous Mesoamerican Barrier Reef. And you'd be right. Then there's wildlife: iguanas the size of dogs, birds of every imaginable colour, dolphins, sharks, macaws and adorable capuchin monkeys. All the ingredients for a fabulous family holiday. In fact, I [...]
I was first in Washington DC more than 20 years ago. And at the time, I had other things on my mind than wandering about. You see, there was this boy... But let's get on with it, shall we? And let's get the bad over with right away. Bad photo, yes, but, I think, appropriate to illustrate a bad reality: [...]
Two years ago, the girls and I had an opportunity to visit Antigua Guatemala. Wandering about this little city was an absolute delight. It's well-maintained and pretty, with quirky and colourful colonial architecture along cobbled streets. However, my favourite feature was the stunning location among mountains and volcanoes. Antigua Guatemala photos As we approached Antigua, one of the surrounding volcanoes [...]
By Catarina Redisch in the jungles of Belize When we were recently in Belize, my sister and I had the opportunity to zip line again. I love that! This time we were also going to be cave tubing - in a crystal cave. I had no idea what that was, but it sounded exciting. Zip lining After riding a bus [...]
Travelling between the Canadian mainland and Prince Edward Island, you have two options: you can either travel cross the 13-km long construction marvel that is Confederation Bridge, or take the ferry from Caribou in Nova Scotia. We tried both. Luckily for us, we had time to kill whilst waiting for the ferry, and decided to have a look at the [...]
During our recent visit in the Crescent City, we were given ample opportunity to taste New Orleans. Here are our favourite cafes and restaurants in town.
Thick layers of salt help form a rare and unusual type of selenite crystals, found nowhere else in the world but here on the Great Salt Plains in Oklahoma. You can dig for crystals between April and October.
Rambling along New Orleans' riverside one day, we come upon the Creole Queen. She is about to sail down the river. Do we want to come along? Now or never... Of course we hop on - and are glad we did. It wouldn't feel right to be in New Orleans without boating the mighty Mississippi in one of the iconic [...]
Have you ever wanted to experience Mardi Gras? Me, too. As it happened, however, life (i.e. other travel plans) meant we would be in New Orleans 10 days too late. As with most things in Louisiana, Mardi Gras came with the French settlers. Records from as far back as the early 1700s describe masked balls and parades in New Orleans. [...]
New Orleans streetcars have plied the city's streets for almost two centuries, originally horse-drawn. Couldn't have been easy being a horse in those days.
Earlier, I've told you of my first trip abroad - to New Orleans. As an eleven-year-old, I thought it was an exciting and exotic city; the colours, the smells, the people, the jazz, the streets and the street cars, the shops, the horse-drawn carriages... 1. New Orleans by Instagram I've always had a strange yearning to see the city again [...]