Monday, August 23, 2010

TAYKA Hoteles de los Andes Boliva

BOLIVIA – A most amazing land.

One of the most travel interesting areas in the country. Spend time with Tayka Hotels. Unique. Fabulous. The perfect 'environment' within one of the most interesting environments you can imagine. Come live it! Photographer's delight.

TAYKA Hoteles de los Andes - Fremen Tours

Sunday, August 22, 2010


What Traveller has not dreamed of an adventure in Timbuktu? How many actually have ever made the trek? Then again why would you really make the trek? A Siren's call indeed. Check out an admirable account of one seasoned traveller's journal - A Must Read - Rick Antonson's To Timbuktu For A Haircut. " I left Africa personally changed by the gentle harshness I found and a disquieting splendour that found me. Mali was the journey I needed, if not the one I envisioned. And I learned that there's a little of Timbuktu in every traveller:The over-anticipated experience, the clash of dreams with reality." Get reading and start right here!
Available at your favorite book vendors now. YES - The book is available on Amazon too. If only all of us could articulate and write so well. Joyous. Both funfilled, anxious and definitely an experience to come home with and share in print. You too might make this journey only to never return. Take "To Timbuktu for a Haircut" with you. You will just want too.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

World's best grill? Armenia! Mmmmm

When it comes to grill, Armenian grill is right up there with the best there is. The flavor is amazing. Let's hope modernization will never change the ancient flavors so evident in this great eating experience.

Friday, February 05, 2010

Colombia - Naturally Beautiful. River Of Color!

The Most Colourful River In The World. The river shown in the photographs is the Calo Cristales, which is located near the town of La Macarena in Colombia , South America . The river, world famous for its colourful display, has been called "the river that ran away to paradise", "the most beautiful river in the world" and "the river of five colors".During Colombia 's wet season, the water flows fast and deep, obscuring the bottom of the river and denying the mosses and algae that call the river home the sun that they need. And during the dry season there is not enough water to support the dazzling array of life in the river. But during a brief span between the wet and dry seasons, when the water level is just right, the many varieties of algae and moss bloom in a dazzling display of colors. Blotches of amarillo , blue, green, black, and red - and a thousand shades in between - coat the river.

The part of the river where the colourful blooms occur is quite isolated and is not accessible by road. Adventurous tourists can now fly into La Macarena and then make their way to to the river site on foot as part of guided tours. The site was effectively closed to tourists for several years because of guerrilla activity in the region along with concerns about the impact of unregulated tourist traffic. However, the site was reopened to visitors in 2009.So far, some 1,000 people have visited Calo Cristales, including around 100 foreign tourists.The tours will follow four clearly marked and authorized paths and one is no longer permitted to stay overnight or cook, as this was ruining the area previously.