Happy Earth Day

Happy Earth Day everyone! Now more than ever keeping the planet and how we treat it top of mind is so important. Awareness is huge. Below is a picture of the gorgeous Koh Phi Phi islands in Thailand. Sadly while we were there, tourists and guides alike left garbage and trash on these once pristine beaches. They are now making efforts with signage and cleaning crews to tidy up the mess and stop people from littering. It’s a good reminder to be aware of how your daily habits affect the world around you.

The Cloud Forest

Whilst in Singapore, at the Marina Bay Sands, it would be wrong not to go check out the Gardens by the Bay, complete with these two giant green house type structures that are home of the ‘Cloud Forest’ and the ‘Flower Dome’ (aka, the World’s largest, columnless, glass house). They are located beside the ‘SuperTrees’, which are in their own right, very impressive as well.

Ok, if the term Cloud Forest doesn’t peak your interest, there may be no hope for you. As soon as I heard tell of this mystical sounding realm I immediately envisioned ethereal orchids and exotic flowers flourishing aside a path to a secret garden – enter the actual Cloud Forest….it did not disappoint!

Singapore!

My husband and I are currently on our Honeymoon – first stop, Singapore. This city is amazing, and conveniently, most everyone speaks English here so it’s super easy to communicate and get around.

The city is extremely clean and the architecture is stunning. There’s lots of shopping and good food, though it can be more on the expensive side. The heat and humidity is something we are getting used to still. Sometimes when I step outside from a lovely air conditioned shop I am shocked at how similar the temperature and humidity is to stepping into my hot yoga class back home.

We’re staying the the Marina Bay Sands on Bayfront in the central business district. The hotel is stunning. We’re on the 47th floor and the view is unreal. The buffet breakfast is delicious, and this morning we are going to check out the amazing infinity pool located at the top of the hotel. It’s huge and looks out over the cityscape. A pretty impressive view to say the least!

 

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The View from our Hotel Room @ Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

 

 

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This is one of the best rooftop bars I’ve ever been to, the view was great and they had Singapore Slings and live music!

 

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Marina Bay Sands Hotel Lobby – Luxury!

 

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The Infinity Pool @ the top of our Hotel

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Loved the giant tree structures (they’re all lit up at night). Yesterday we went to the top and had lunch and a drink at one.

 

Food! Tiny dishes in Tel Aviv

Often at meals in Israel there are many small dishes that everyone at the table shares. Below is the plethora of small salads, dips, and hummus that was quickly whisked onto our table upon sitting down at a seaside fish restaurant at the old port of Jaffa.

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Pacific Beach Sunset

And this is why I love San Diego, CA. This is the view from my patio on this beautiful winter evening.

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Winter in Bobcaygeon, Ontario – Canada

Bobcaygeon is a small town in Ontario, north-east of Toronto. The region is called Kawartha Lakes and it is such a picturesque area. They have locks for the big boats that come through town in the summer and in the winter the population is much smaller without the huge influx of tourists that time of year. They often get cold and pretty snow-filled winters. Here are a few pictures I recently captured.

 

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On the far side of the bridge you can see the store Bigley’s. A very popular shoe and clothing store with good name brands that people travel all the way to Bobcaygeon just to shop at.

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En Route to Downtown Bobcaygeon

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Once downtown Bobcaygeon I always like to stop by Kawartha Coffee. Delicious Americanos and specialty coffee can be found in this cozy coffee shop along the Main Street downtown Bobcaygeon.

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Kawartha Coffee Shop – View to Main Street

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Bridge and the locks

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My Dad out for a snowy dog walk.

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A sunny day on Main Street.

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As dusk set in the snow dusted streets were quiet.

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Such a beautiful, wintery view to wake up to.

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