Monday, April 15, 2013

This month's photo: Black and White ... but not in black and white

The theme, this month, is black and white but it was absolutely forbidden to take a photo in black and white! would have been too easy...

As per usual, I give you my thinking path to get to this photo:
First I thought about our wedding photos R's tux and my dress (don't assume it was white...) but I don't do private photos on the blog...
Apart from that no more ideas...
R suggested Rochester park in Singapore which has some unusual black and white houses and that was the official idea until we went on a trip to Australia.
R was working all day and tourism in Fremantle only kept me occupied for a day, so on the second day, I drove south to get to Penguin Island!

Now you know what I am going to say, penguins are the perfect black and white animals! These ones were particularly cute, they are the little penguins, only 30cm height, the smallest ones of the penguin specie. As they are at sea fishing during the day, I only managed to see one in the wild, the photos were mainly taken at the feeding session where the ones who are not ready to be re-introduced in the wild yet are kept.

Here's the photo for this month:

But I have a few more really cute ones which I could not keep away from you... And I also had to show how brave I was to get to the island (read the signs carefully) and there were a few more good looking animals (most of them black and white or black or white!)

Enough about my trip, here are some B&W links:

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Friday, April 12, 2013

CNY 2013: Railay

Due to family visit, the traditional Chinese new year trip (2 days bank holiday!!!) was a bit early this year.  We flew to Krabi and followed up with a short taxi trip and a boat to reach Railay peninsula, only accessible by sea.

It's isolated, beautiful and quiet; very well known (in the area) for the limestone formation and climbing. Our schedule was incredibly busy........island hoping, climbing for one (watching for the others), kayaking, swimming and I may have forgotten eating, drinking and sun bathing, as I was saying, very busy!

In order to make the trip a little more active, on our way back, we visited the Khao Phanom Bencha national park close to Ao Nang. It's not the most interesting national park but we went for a hike in the forest and got some exercise! There are a couple of nice waterfalls where to go for a swim.


On our return, we found a very sleepy Singapore still in the middle of the holiday period. I got a feeling for how Chinese tourist must feel visiting Europe on Christmas day! 
For your information, just in case you happen to be stuck in an Asian country at this time of Chinese New Year, go to an Indian restaurant, that's the only place you'll get food!