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Mirror, Mirror!
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Reflection of the Calgary Tower in a sculpture on 9th Avenue SW in downtown Calgary, Alberta.
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You will find interesting sculptures placed all over downtown Calgary.  I've walk along this street so many times but have never seen this one for some reason...perhaps because I am always on the other side of busy 9th Avenue.
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#alberta #calgary #sculpture #hankles2018 #traqtravel #traveling #vacation #visiting #instatravel #instago #instagood #trip #holiday #photooftheday #fun #travelling #tourism #tourist #instapassport #instatraveling #mytravelgram #travelgram #travelingram #igvel
Mirror, Mirror! . Reflection of the Calgary Tower in a sculpture on 9th Avenue SW in downtown Calgary, Alberta. . You will find interesting sculptures placed all over downtown Calgary. I've walk along this street so many times but have never seen this one for some reason...perhaps because I am always on the other side of busy 9th Avenue. . #alberta  #calgary  #sculpture  #hankles2018  #traqtravel  #traveling  #vacation  #visiting  #instatravel  #instago  #instagood  #trip  #holiday  #photooftheday  #fun  #travelling  #tourism  #tourist  #instapassport  #instatraveling  #mytravelgram  #travelgram  #travelingram  #igvel 
Up, up and away
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Everytime I travel out of town to work in another part of Canada, I always try to book a window seat looking northwards on the airplane.
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If I am lucky and it's a clear day, I will get a fantastic view of the Canadian Rocky Mountains as the airplane crosses British Columbia over to the next province of Alberta.
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Did you know that the Rocky Mountains extends 3000 miles from British Columbia and Alberta in Canada down to Colorado and New Mexico in the United States?
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#Alberta #BC #airplane #hankle2018 #traqtravel #traveling #vacation #visiting #instatravel #instago #instagood #trip #holiday #photooftheday #fun #travelling #tourism #tourist #instapassport #instatraveling #mytravelgram #travelgram #travelingram #igvel
Up, up and away . Everytime I travel out of town to work in another part of Canada, I always try to book a window seat looking northwards on the airplane. . If I am lucky and it's a clear day, I will get a fantastic view of the Canadian Rocky Mountains as the airplane crosses British Columbia over to the next province of Alberta. . Did you know that the Rocky Mountains extends 3000 miles from British Columbia and Alberta in Canada down to Colorado and New Mexico in the United States? . . . . . . . . . #Alberta  #BC  #airplane  #hankle2018  #traqtravel  #traveling  #vacation  #visiting  #instatravel  #instago  #instagood  #trip  #holiday  #photooftheday  #fun  #travelling  #tourism  #tourist  #instapassport  #instatraveling  #mytravelgram  #travelgram  #travelingram  #igvel 
Billy Miner Pie
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Mocha ice cream on a chocolate crust with hot fudge, caramel and almonds.
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Whenever I go to the Keg Steakhouse + Bar, I always end up ordering this for dessert. It quenches my desire for ice cream and something sweet all at the same time.  In a city like Vancouver, Canada, better known for its fresh seafoods and Chinese "dim sum" dumplings, the "Keg" is a great place to savor a juicy prime rib steak (medium rare) once in a while.
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Now the "Keg" is a Canadian restaurant with locations mostly in Canada and a few in the United States (four states).
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Oh...and that Billy Miner Pie.  It was named after Canada's first train robber.  Billy Miner was known as a "gentleman bandit" in the 1900s and was never known to resort to violence during a heist; hence becoming kind of a folk hero (like a Robin Hood) of its days.  The "Keg" named the dessert after Billy Miner in his honor.
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Do you think you would enjoy this for a dessert?
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#foodie #foodporn #dinner #foodphotography #travel #vacation #tour #hankles2018 #cooking #lovefood #food #hungry #foodiegram #dessert #icecream #vancouver #yvr
Billy Miner Pie . Mocha ice cream on a chocolate crust with hot fudge, caramel and almonds. . Whenever I go to the Keg Steakhouse + Bar, I always end up ordering this for dessert. It quenches my desire for ice cream and something sweet all at the same time.  In a city like Vancouver, Canada, better known for its fresh seafoods and Chinese "dim sum" dumplings, the "Keg" is a great place to savor a juicy prime rib steak (medium rare) once in a while. . Now the "Keg" is a Canadian restaurant with locations mostly in Canada and a few in the United States (four states). . Oh...and that Billy Miner Pie.  It was named after Canada's first train robber.  Billy Miner was known as a "gentleman bandit" in the 1900s and was never known to resort to violence during a heist; hence becoming kind of a folk hero (like a Robin Hood) of its days.  The "Keg" named the dessert after Billy Miner in his honor. . Do you think you would enjoy this for a dessert? . . . . . . . . . . #foodie  #foodporn  #dinner  #foodphotography  #travel  #vacation  #tour  #hankles2018  #cooking  #lovefood  #food  #hungry  #foodiegram  #dessert  #icecream  #vancouver  #yvr 
The Sound of Silence?
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Not on this concert night!  The crowd was rocking at Paul Simon's "Homeward Bound - Farewell Tour" whose first performance was in Vancouver, Canada.
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There have been performers (notably the Eagles) who have had numerous "farewell tours" spaced a few years apart, mainly because they can still draw an audience each time; and to tell you the truth, I love these farewell tours!
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Well, Paul Simon turns 77 this year and he did announce his retirement from performing earlier this year so this will be his last major tour; but then as he sang his old favorites on this stage, the voice is definitely still there.  As he joked with the audience though, he called this a farewell tours so that he can charge more for the tickets (LOL).
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This sixteen time Grammy Award singer/songwriter has a career that spans seven decades.  Audience young and old will remember his timeless hits like "Bridge Over Troubled Waters" and "The Sound of Silence" (when Simon and Garfunkel was a duet way back when).
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Paul Simon will be doing 31 concert dates in Canada, US and Europe. If you are a fan, catch him if you can!
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#music #concert #stage #tour #travel #hankles2018 #vancouver #yvr
The Sound of Silence? . Not on this concert night!  The crowd was rocking at Paul Simon's "Homeward Bound - Farewell Tour" whose first performance was in Vancouver, Canada. . There have been performers (notably the Eagles) who have had numerous "farewell tours" spaced a few years apart, mainly because they can still draw an audience each time; and to tell you the truth, I love these farewell tours! . Well, Paul Simon turns 77 this year and he did announce his retirement from performing earlier this year so this will be his last major tour; but then as he sang his old favorites on this stage, the voice is definitely still there.  As he joked with the audience though, he called this a farewell tours so that he can charge more for the tickets (LOL). . This sixteen time Grammy Award singer/songwriter has a career that spans seven decades.  Audience young and old will remember his timeless hits like "Bridge Over Troubled Waters" and "The Sound of Silence" (when Simon and Garfunkel was a duet way back when). . Paul Simon will be doing 31 concert dates in Canada, US and Europe. If you are a fan, catch him if you can! . . . . . . . . #music  #concert  #stage  #tour  #travel  #hankles2018  #vancouver  #yvr 
Tegalalang Rice Terraces
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Asian countries have consumed rice for centuries.  It's their staple just like potatoes for western civilization.  But when flat land is at a premium, terraces can be developed to grow such crops.
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There are numerous rice fields all over Bali, but most of the terraced ones were carved by hand with simple tools and maintained for generations.
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In my short stay here, I did manage to explore one of the most famous terraced rice field call Tegalalang, approximately 10 km from Ubud center.  But being famous also has a downside - hundreds of tourists; but it is still worth the visit!
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About an hour into the visit, the torrential rain came...I guess that is why the hills are always lush green.  And BTW, lots of steps for the venturesome.
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#bali #indonesia #terraces #ricepaddies #traqtravel #traveling #vacation #visiting #instatravel #instago #instagood #trip #holiday #photooftheday #fun #travelling #tourism #tourist #instapassport #instatraveling #mytravelgram #travelgram #travelingram #igvel
Tegalalang Rice Terraces . Asian countries have consumed rice for centuries.  It's their staple just like potatoes for western civilization.  But when flat land is at a premium, terraces can be developed to grow such crops. . There are numerous rice fields all over Bali, but most of the terraced ones were carved by hand with simple tools and maintained for generations. . In my short stay here, I did manage to explore one of the most famous terraced rice field call Tegalalang, approximately 10 km from Ubud center.  But being famous also has a downside - hundreds of tourists; but it is still worth the visit! . About an hour into the visit, the torrential rain came...I guess that is why the hills are always lush green.  And BTW, lots of steps for the venturesome. . . . . . . . #bali  #indonesia  #terraces  #ricepaddies  #traqtravel  #traveling  #vacation  #visiting  #instatravel  #instago  #instagood  #trip  #holiday  #photooftheday  #fun  #travelling  #tourism  #tourist  #instapassport  #instatraveling  #mytravelgram  #travelgram  #travelingram  #igvel 
Steps to ...
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"My soul can find no staircase to Heaven unless it be through Earth's loveliness." - Michelangelo
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One of many beautiful stone staircases found in the 11th century Goa Gajah Temple in Bali, Indonesia.  If you want to explore this entire UNESCO world heritage site, be prepare to walk up and down many of them to get to the different parts of this temple complex.
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I just enjoy climbing everything from the staircase to the top of St. Peter's Bascilica's cupola in Rome or the stoneworks of the ancient Mayan ruins of Coba in Mexico.
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Do you enjoy climbing to reach that view high above everybody?
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#bali #indonesia #traqtravel #traveling #vacation #visiting #instatravel #instago #instagood #trip #holiday #photooftheday #fun #travelling #tourism #tourist #instapassport #instatraveling #mytravelgram #travelgram #travelingram #igvel #hankles2018
Steps to ... . "My soul can find no staircase to Heaven unless it be through Earth's loveliness." - Michelangelo . One of many beautiful stone staircases found in the 11th century Goa Gajah Temple in Bali, Indonesia.  If you want to explore this entire UNESCO world heritage site, be prepare to walk up and down many of them to get to the different parts of this temple complex. . I just enjoy climbing everything from the staircase to the top of St. Peter's Bascilica's cupola in Rome or the stoneworks of the ancient Mayan ruins of Coba in Mexico. . Do you enjoy climbing to reach that view high above everybody? . . . . . . . #bali  #indonesia  #traqtravel  #traveling  #vacation  #visiting  #instatravel  #instago  #instagood  #trip  #holiday  #photooftheday  #fun  #travelling  #tourism  #tourist  #instapassport  #instatraveling  #mytravelgram  #travelgram  #travelingram  #igvel  #hankles2018 
Goa Gajah Temple
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"If you cannot find a good companion to walk with, walk alone, like an elephant roaming the jungle.  It is better to be alone than to be with those who hinder your progress." - Buddha
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The name Goa Gajah means "Elephant Cave" except you won't find too much related to elephants in this 11th century archaeological site just outside the city of Ubud in Bali, Indonesia.
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Shown here is a carved out menacing figure entrance into the cave (possibly representing an elephant). Inside is a small, dark temple for meditation. You will probably have to wait your turn to go inside because everybody wants to take their fotos and selfies outside the entrance.
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#bali #indonesia #hankles2018 #traqtravel #traveling #vacation #visiting #instatravel #instago #instagood #trip #holiday #photooftheday #fun #travelling #tourism #tourist #instapassport #instatraveling #mytravelgram #travelgram #travelingram #igvel
Goa Gajah Temple . "If you cannot find a good companion to walk with, walk alone, like an elephant roaming the jungle. It is better to be alone than to be with those who hinder your progress." - Buddha . The name Goa Gajah means "Elephant Cave" except you won't find too much related to elephants in this 11th century archaeological site just outside the city of Ubud in Bali, Indonesia. . Shown here is a carved out menacing figure entrance into the cave (possibly representing an elephant). Inside is a small, dark temple for meditation. You will probably have to wait your turn to go inside because everybody wants to take their fotos and selfies outside the entrance. . . . . . . . . . . #bali  #indonesia  #hankles2018  #traqtravel  #traveling  #vacation  #visiting  #instatravel  #instago  #instagood  #trip  #holiday  #photooftheday  #fun  #travelling  #tourism  #tourist  #instapassport  #instatraveling  #mytravelgram  #travelgram  #travelingram  #igvel 
BirdWorld: Gold-Breasted Waxbill
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Only 3.5 inches in length, you will have to travel to Africa to find these birds in their native environment.
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The males are easily distinguished from the females by the red eye-brow, red beak and a bright yellow/orange breast.
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#travel #bird #hankles2018 #postage #stamp #finch #africa #birds #nature #bokeh #animal #nature #wildlife #wings #feathers #beak #plummage #avian #naturephotography #naturepic #picoftheday #pictureoftheday #birdsofinstagram #birdlovers #your_best_birds #outdoors #vancouver #yvr
BirdWorld: Gold-Breasted Waxbill . Only 3.5 inches in length, you will have to travel to Africa to find these birds in their native environment. . The males are easily distinguished from the females by the red eye-brow, red beak and a bright yellow/orange breast. . . . . . #travel  #bird  #hankles2018  #postage  #stamp  #finch  #africa  #birds  #nature  #bokeh  #animal  #nature  #wildlife  #wings  #feathers  #beak  #plummage  #avian  #naturephotography  #naturepic  #picoftheday  #pictureoftheday  #birdsofinstagram  #birdlovers  #your_best_birds  #outdoors  #vancouver  #yvr 
Montee's Python
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He looked at me and motioned me over with his head as if to say "come...try on my pet python for size".
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Yeah, right!  More like the python will try me on for size.
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Luckily, two other dudes were more interested in "trying out the python" so I left it at that.
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I don't know if this fellow was an attraction at Goa Gajah Temple but I wasn't about to find out.
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Goa Gajah Temple is located on the western edge of Bedulu Village, 6 km out of central Ubud in Bali.
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#traqtravel #traveling #vacation #visiting #instatravel #instago #instagood #trip #holiday #photooftheday #fun #travelling #tourism #tourist #instapassport #instatraveling #mytravelgram #travelgram #travelingram #igvel #hankles2018 #bali #indonesia
Montee's Python . He looked at me and motioned me over with his head as if to say "come...try on my pet python for size". . Yeah, right!  More like the python will try me on for size. . Luckily, two other dudes were more interested in "trying out the python" so I left it at that. . I don't know if this fellow was an attraction at Goa Gajah Temple but I wasn't about to find out. . Goa Gajah Temple is located on the western edge of Bedulu Village, 6 km out of central Ubud in Bali. . . . . . . . . . . . #traqtravel  #traveling  #vacation  #visiting  #instatravel  #instago  #instagood  #trip  #holiday  #photooftheday  #fun  #travelling  #tourism  #tourist  #instapassport  #instatraveling  #mytravelgram  #travelgram  #travelingram  #igvel  #hankles2018  #bali  #indonesia 
BirdWorld: Zebra Finch
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These are my favorite little finches, so very colorful and friendly.
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In order to see them in their native environment, you will have to travel to Australia to find them; but there are plenty of them inside the Bloedel Conservatory in Vancouver. .
The males are easily distinguished from the females by the orange cheeks.
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#travel #bird #hankles2018 #postage #stamp #finch #africa #birds #nature #bokeh #animal #nature #wildlife #wings #feathers #beak #plummage #avian #naturephotography #naturepic #picoftheday #pictureoftheday #birdsofinstagram #birdlovers #your_best_birds #outdoors #vancouver #yvr
BirdWorld: Zebra Finch . These are my favorite little finches, so very colorful and friendly. . In order to see them in their native environment, you will have to travel to Australia to find them; but there are plenty of them inside the Bloedel Conservatory in Vancouver. . The males are easily distinguished from the females by the orange cheeks. . . . . . #travel  #bird  #hankles2018  #postage  #stamp  #finch  #africa  #birds  #nature  #bokeh  #animal  #nature  #wildlife  #wings  #feathers  #beak  #plummage  #avian  #naturephotography  #naturepic  #picoftheday  #pictureoftheday  #birdsofinstagram  #birdlovers  #your_best_birds  #outdoors  #vancouver  #yvr 
Balinese Gate
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"Trust in dreams, for in them is hidden the gate to eternity" - Khalil Gibran
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Shown is a split gate, known as "candi bentar", which is a classical Javanese and Balinese gate commonly found at the entrance of religious compounds.
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These gates resemble a mountain (Mt. Meru) split in two.  The Balinese believed in the myth that the original Mt. Meru located in India was transported to Bali and split in half.  The two sides represent the concept of duality and the importance of maintaining a balance between dark and light forces.
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This gate is located inside the 9th century Goa Gajah Temple in Ubud; but you will find these gates all over Bali.
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#traqtravel #traveling #vacation #visiting #instatravel #instago #instagood #trip #holiday #photooftheday #fun #travelling #tourism #tourist #instapassport #instatraveling #mytravelgram #travelgram #travelingram #igvel #hankles2018 #bali #temple #gate
Balinese Gate . "Trust in dreams, for in them is hidden the gate to eternity" - Khalil Gibran . Shown is a split gate, known as "candi bentar", which is a classical Javanese and Balinese gate commonly found at the entrance of religious compounds. . These gates resemble a mountain (Mt. Meru) split in two.  The Balinese believed in the myth that the original Mt. Meru located in India was transported to Bali and split in half.  The two sides represent the concept of duality and the importance of maintaining a balance between dark and light forces. . This gate is located inside the 9th century Goa Gajah Temple in Ubud; but you will find these gates all over Bali. . . . . . . . #traqtravel  #traveling  #vacation  #visiting  #instatravel  #instago  #instagood  #trip  #holiday  #photooftheday  #fun  #travelling  #tourism  #tourist  #instapassport  #instatraveling  #mytravelgram  #travelgram  #travelingram  #igvel  #hankles2018  #bali  #temple  #gate 
BirdWorld: Cut-Throat Finch
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Also known as a Ribbon Finch, you will have to travel to Central or East Africa to find these birds in their native environment.
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The males are easily distinguished from the females by the brilliant red slash under the chin.
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#travel #bird #hankles2018 #postage #stamp #finch #africa #birds #nature #bokeh #animal #nature #wildlife #wings #feathers #beak #plummage #avian #naturephotography #naturepic #picoftheday #pictureoftheday #birdsofinstagram #birdlovers #your_best_birds #outdoors #vancouver #yvr
BirdWorld: Cut-Throat Finch . Also known as a Ribbon Finch, you will have to travel to Central or East Africa to find these birds in their native environment. . The males are easily distinguished from the females by the brilliant red slash under the chin. . . . . . #travel  #bird  #hankles2018  #postage  #stamp  #finch  #africa  #birds  #nature  #bokeh  #animal  #nature  #wildlife  #wings  #feathers  #beak  #plummage  #avian  #naturephotography  #naturepic  #picoftheday  #pictureoftheday  #birdsofinstagram  #birdlovers  #your_best_birds  #outdoors  #vancouver  #yvr 
Coral Princess
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The cruise season is in full swing for the Port of Vancouver.  Last weekend, there were two cruise ships in port on Saturday and three on Sunday.
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Most of these ships have re-positioned themselves from other parts of the world and are now making the seasonal Alaska run up and down the British Columbia coastline.
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Each cruise ship visit to the Port of Vancouver is said to inject $3 million into the local economy.
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Are you planning on a cruise anytime soon?
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#traqtravel #traveling #vacation #visiting #instatravel #instago #instagood #trip #holiday #photooftheday #fun #travelling #tourism #tourist #instapassport #instatraveling #mytravelgram #travelgram #travelingram #igvel #cruise #vancouver #yvr #hankles2018
Coral Princess . The cruise season is in full swing for the Port of Vancouver.  Last weekend, there were two cruise ships in port on Saturday and three on Sunday. . Most of these ships have re-positioned themselves from other parts of the world and are now making the seasonal Alaska run up and down the British Columbia coastline. . Each cruise ship visit to the Port of Vancouver is said to inject $3 million into the local economy. . Are you planning on a cruise anytime soon? . . . . . . . . . . #traqtravel  #traveling  #vacation  #visiting  #instatravel  #instago  #instagood  #trip  #holiday  #photooftheday  #fun  #travelling  #tourism  #tourist  #instapassport  #instatraveling  #mytravelgram  #travelgram  #travelingram  #igvel  #cruise  #vancouver  #yvr  #hankles2018 
BirdWorld: Rice Finch
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I love creating Bird PhotoArt; but I thought I would try something different by issuing a block of Bird PhotoStamps called "BirdWorld". Of course these are not real postage stamps!
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This small, beautiful and adorable finch is a popular and an easy-to-care-for cage bird.
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Can you guess what country you would have to travel to in order to find this bird in its native environment?
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Three clues:
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1) The worlds largest island country, according to Wikipedia
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2) Barack Obama went to school here when he was 7 years old
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3) Also known as the Java Finch, after the most populous island in this country
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Too easy, right?
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#travel #bird #hankles2018 #postage #stamp #nature #java
BirdWorld: Rice Finch . I love creating Bird PhotoArt; but I thought I would try something different by issuing a block of Bird PhotoStamps called "BirdWorld". Of course these are not real postage stamps! . This small, beautiful and adorable finch is a popular and an easy-to-care-for cage bird. . Can you guess what country you would have to travel to in order to find this bird in its native environment? . Three clues: . 1) The worlds largest island country, according to Wikipedia . 2) Barack Obama went to school here when he was 7 years old . 3) Also known as the Java Finch, after the most populous island in this country . Too easy, right? . . . . . . . . #travel  #bird  #hankles2018  #postage  #stamp  #nature  #java 
Shipyard Night Market
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The festivities kicked off tonight at 5 PM at Shipbuilders' Square in North Vancouver where you will find rows and rows of food trucks serving unique and delicious food.
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On the Shipbuilders Stage, there is live music showcasing talent from all over British Columbia.
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And naturally there is a beer garden!
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Every Friday night at 5 to 10 PM until September 28.
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#travel #food #foodie #market #hankles2018 #vancouver #yvr #northvancouver
Shipyard Night Market . The festivities kicked off tonight at 5 PM at Shipbuilders' Square in North Vancouver where you will find rows and rows of food trucks serving unique and delicious food. . On the Shipbuilders Stage, there is live music showcasing talent from all over British Columbia. . And naturally there is a beer garden! . Every Friday night at 5 to 10 PM until September 28. . . . . . . . #travel  #food  #foodie  #market  #hankles2018  #vancouver  #yvr  #northvancouver 
"May the 4th be with You"
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Space Center Houston
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The Johnson Space Center's tribute display to astronaut, Chris Hadfield, who was the first Canadian to walk in space, operate Canadarm and command the International Space Station.
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Happy Friday, May 4th!
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#traqtravel #traveling #vacation #visiting #instatravel #instago #instagood #trip #holiday #photooftheday #fun #travelling #tourism #tourist #instapassport #instatraveling #mytravelgram #travelgram #travelingram #igvel
"May the 4th be with You" . Space Center Houston . The Johnson Space Center's tribute display to astronaut, Chris Hadfield, who was the first Canadian to walk in space, operate Canadarm and command the International Space Station. . Happy Friday, May 4th! . . . . . . #traqtravel  #traveling  #vacation  #visiting  #instatravel  #instago  #instagood  #trip  #holiday  #photooftheday  #fun  #travelling  #tourism  #tourist  #instapassport  #instatraveling  #mytravelgram  #travelgram  #travelingram  #igvel 
Ten Ways to Enjoy San Diego #10
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Last in a series on just some ideas if you have three to four days in the city.
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#10 Exploring the Embarcadero
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Embarcadero is Spanish for "landing place". San Diego's Embarcadero is the colorful waterfront boardwalk of historic ships, museums, restaurants and shops.  The busiest tourist area is between the Maritime Museum of San Diego to the north and the San Diego Convention Center to the south.
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On this stretch, other major attractions include Hornblower Cruises & Harbor Excursions, USS Midway Museum, Tuna Harbor Park and Seaport Village with plenty of restaurants and shops.
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Tuna Harbor Park is very popular with the "Embracing Peace" statue and the "National Salute to Bob Hope and the Military" Plaza.
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The Embarcadero is a great place to spend an evening and watch the sunset!
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#travelling #travelphotography #hankles2018 #sandiego #vacation #tour #history #museum
Ten Ways to Enjoy San Diego #10  . Last in a series on just some ideas if you have three to four days in the city. . #10  Exploring the Embarcadero . Embarcadero is Spanish for "landing place". San Diego's Embarcadero is the colorful waterfront boardwalk of historic ships, museums, restaurants and shops.  The busiest tourist area is between the Maritime Museum of San Diego to the north and the San Diego Convention Center to the south. . On this stretch, other major attractions include Hornblower Cruises & Harbor Excursions, USS Midway Museum, Tuna Harbor Park and Seaport Village with plenty of restaurants and shops. . Tuna Harbor Park is very popular with the "Embracing Peace" statue and the "National Salute to Bob Hope and the Military" Plaza. . The Embarcadero is a great place to spend an evening and watch the sunset! . . . . . . . . #travelling  #travelphotography  #hankles2018  #sandiego  #vacation  #tour  #history  #museum 
Ten Ways to Enjoy San Diego #9
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Just some ideas if you have three to four days in the city.
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#9 MTS Trolley System
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Go green and ride the San Diego MTS Trolley System if you want to get around town.  Now there are Hop-On Hop-Off buses to take you to all the tourist spots but I prefer riding the metro system that offers more range and flexibility.  You just need to research your destinations ahead of time.
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The MTS rail has three colored routes: blue, green & orange and they all share hubs at "America Plaza" and "12th & Imperial". On the Blue Route, you can go all the way to San Ysidro and the Mexican border near Tijuana.
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Best deal is to puchase the $2 yellow reloadable "Compass" card and load it with a $5 all-day pass.  This pass will allow you to ride on the bus system as well.
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An added bonus with this pass is to hop on Trolley #529 on San Diego's vintage Silver Line around the city. Trolley #529 was built in 1946 and lovingly restored in 2011 after 3000 man-hours of work, sporting the colors of San Diego's original street cars of the 30's.  Five more of these vintage cars are planned for the future and studies are underway to extend the Silver Line to Balboa Park.
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Ten Ways to Enjoy San Diego #9  . Just some ideas if you have three to four days in the city. . #9  MTS Trolley System . Go green and ride the San Diego MTS Trolley System if you want to get around town.  Now there are Hop-On Hop-Off buses to take you to all the tourist spots but I prefer riding the metro system that offers more range and flexibility.  You just need to research your destinations ahead of time. . The MTS rail has three colored routes: blue, green & orange and they all share hubs at "America Plaza" and "12th & Imperial". On the Blue Route, you can go all the way to San Ysidro and the Mexican border near Tijuana. . Best deal is to puchase the $2 yellow reloadable "Compass" card and load it with a $5 all-day pass.  This pass will allow you to ride on the bus system as well. . An added bonus with this pass is to hop on Trolley #529  on San Diego's vintage Silver Line around the city. Trolley #529  was built in 1946 and lovingly restored in 2011 after 3000 man-hours of work, sporting the colors of San Diego's original street cars of the 30's.  Five more of these vintage cars are planned for the future and studies are underway to extend the Silver Line to Balboa Park. . . . . . . . #travelling  #travelphotography  #hankles2018  #sandiego  #vacation  #tour  #mts  #bus  #trolley  #rail  #train  #vintage