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This picture was taken in Bagan, Myanmar (formerly Burma). This is a group of young buddhist monks going to collect alms. This was a lucky shot, we had woken up early and happened to see these monks passing the gates of our hotel on our way to breakfast. Myanmar is a predominantly Buddhist country, and Bagan seems to have a particularly high number of Buddhist monks. It was really cool to see this, and i’m sure if you want to make sure you see it while you’re there, you could ask the front desk at your hotel when/ where it happens. Myanmar is still not a heavily touristed country, and it is a somewhat conservative place. It’s important to know about this and try to be respectful of this when traveling there. Try to cover your legs, at least to your knees, especially when you are entering temples, it’s also important to cover your shoulders and remove both shoes AND socks when entering any of the numerous pagodas in Bagan. It’s always a good idea to have a sarong with you to cover up for these visits. When watching the monks go for Alms, be respectful! Don’t take flash pictures, don’t break their line, and don’t talk to them. Being culturally considerate is something that I always stress, keep in mind that whenever, and wherever you travel, you are a visitor, ┬átry your ┬ábest to be respectful of the traditions and beliefs of the place that you are visiting.

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Floating

A street performer floats in Market Square in Krakow, Poland. There are a lot of performers in this square, and there are some nice restaurants around the perimeter of the square. There are also some nice shopping areas along the surrounding streets, also check out Cloth Hall (in the square) for more shopping options.

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Wedding Party

I snapped this shot of a couple from a wedding party when we were staying in Sri Lanka. We weren’t a part of the wedding, but they looked so beautiful together I couldn’t resist. It was also really cool to see all of the wedding stuff getting set up in our hotel lobby. I’ve only been to two weddings, and both of them were when I was really little, but it was really cool to see the difference between the Jewish American wedding set up and the Sri Lankan wedding set up. (That may also be my inner cultural anthropologist talking)

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A beautiful Scarlet Macaw in Honduras

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A wheelbarrow full of crabs sitting by the side of the road in Chile.

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Houses on stilts in Chile

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A dancing couple performing in a little square in Buenos Aires, Argentina

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