Photo of the week: Falling for fall in Prague

Photo of the week: Falling for fall in Prague

What can we say? We’re a sucker for fall colours. Especially in Prague. Hard to believe it’s been a year since we last marveled at fall in Prague – guess it’s becoming a bit of a autumnal tradition! Fall may be our favourite season (sorry summer…actually spring was pretty nice...

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Photo of the week: Mount Fuji, above and beyond

Photo of the week: Mount Fuji, above and beyond

100 kilometres south-west of Tokyo lies Mount Fuji – Japan’s highest mountain. An hour drive from Japan’s capital, this World Heritage Site was designated ‘cultural’ rather than ‘natural’ due to its appearance in inspired books, poems, art, and music about Japan. Climbing is a popular activity, but if trekking up...

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Photo of the week: For the love of Venice

Photo of the week: For the love of Venice

Ah Venice – you just can’t take a bad photo! That’s probably why tourists flock there all year round of a taste of canal life. When you’re battling the crowds in St. Mark’s Square, it can be hard to imagine a peaceful moment alone to appreciate its splendour  – but have no...

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Photo of the week: Gaining perspective in Houston

Photo of the week: Gaining perspective in Houston

Exploring the urban landscape is all about perspective. When walking through a city we know well, we often forget to look up from our morning paper to admire the cityscape. By reaching new heights and new depths, we discover new angles, re-appreciate old views, and fall in love with our city...

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Photo of the week: Hoi An Lantern Festival

Photo of the week: Hoi An Lantern Festival

Hoi An is one of those cities transformed by the setting sun. Night-time doesn’t bring darkness to the streets of Hoi An – rather darkness sets the city a glow with lanterns of all shapes, sizes, and colours. On the 14th day of every lunar month, the full moon marks the Hoi An...

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Photo of the week: Dusk in Istanbul

Photo of the week: Dusk in Istanbul

Dusk brings its magical glow to the narrow streets of Istanbul. This is our favourite time of day – it’s the best time to capture twinkling lights (hint for October’s Local Mission!) when colours become more vibrant, the streets fill with homeward-bound locals, and of course, it means dinnertime is...

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Photo Of The Week: Ancient Lands Of Myanmar

Photo Of The Week: Ancient Lands Of Myanmar

Myanmar (Burma) is one of those places where every picture truly tells a story. With golden pagodas rising from lush greenery, the rich tastes and traditions lure us to these ancient lands. Former capital Yangon is filled with beautiful temples and lakeside haunts begging to have their photo taken. We always oblige!

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Photo Of The Week: Ruin Art In Lisbon

Photo Of The Week: Ruin Art In Lisbon

We love urban transformation – especially when it involves bringing new life to something old and forgotten. These abandoned houses near Castelo de São Jorge in Lisbon were transformed into colourful vertical gardens by a local artist. This ruin art is certainly a less invasive form of street art (unless you have...

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Photo Of The Week: Warrior Beer Of Kathmandu

Photo Of The Week: Warrior Beer Of Kathmandu

This month, we’ve got beer on the brain with our Local Mission to share your foamy, hoppy, malty, craft-y beerventures on Instagram for a free tour! Our friends in Kathmandu fuelled our thirst by transporting us back in time to the days of Nepalese warriors! This crisp local beer was named after Gorkha soldiers...

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Photo Of The Week: Secret Garden In Philly

Photo Of The Week: Secret Garden In Philly

Tokyo? Kyoto? Is that you? Nope! Philadelphia Urban Adventures transported us to Japan with their snap of this hidden gem in Philly! Shofuso Japanese House and Garden recalls 17th century Japan with traditional architecture, manicured gardens, and cultural events. Located on the site of  the Centennial International Exposition of 1876, this...

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