Yee Peng Festival of Lights – Let the festivals begin!

One of the primary reasons I chose to live in Chiang Mai is that I wanted to experience the festivals this city is so famous for holding throughout the year. With winter upon us, the festivals have begun! Chiang Mai is the center of the old Lanna Kingdom and continues to celebrate many of the …

Daily Photo: Golden Buddhas, Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep

Gold is everywhere at Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep, even among the Buddhas. Getting to the Wat (temple) is not easy since it is perched high in the hill above Chiang Mai, but once you arrive you are greeted with dozens of golden Buddhas.

Daily Photo: Goat Brains at Djamaa El Fna, Marrakech, Morocco

The Djama El Fna fills with every food vendor you could imagine, but this one really caught my eye. I’ve had some odd foods in my travels, but I’ve never eaten goat brains. Despite the vendor trying, I still haven’t had them. Maybe next time.

Daily Photo: Koutoubia Minaret, Marrakech, Morocco

I used the Koutoubia Minaret to find my way around Marrakech. The winding alleys and jumble of people make it easy to get lost, but the minaret always pointed the way back to my guesthouse. Beautiful gardens surround the minaret, so a little detour was in order every now and then.

Daily Photo: Hierapolis, Pamukkale, Turkey

Hierapolis is perched above the travertine pools of Pamukkale in Turkey. Romans used this place as a resort to bath in the natural hot springs that have defined the landscape of Pamukkale. Poor water management has all but dried up the hot springs today, yet the surrounding ruins of Hierapolis are an impressive site.

Introducing the Daily Photo

I’m introducing something new to Wandering Forward, the Daily Photo. Each day I will post a photo from my travels experiences around the world. I love photography and have taken thousands of photos over the years. While many of my photos are terrible, some of them are rather good and worth sharing. I either spent …