Sunday, October 6, 2013

Cards # 30, 31, and 32 Paris, Panama, Puerto Ayora

I wish for everyone the opportunity to travel the world and learn more about cultures other than our own. I feel fortunate that I grew up in a military family, and took my first international flight before I can remember. Vacations are not limited to destinations within driving, train or bus distance.

This trip to Paris was for a wedding anniversary. Though just a few short days due to budget and other limitations, it was well worth the travel time. The food was outstanding, and we decided to get museum admission "card” for tourists to gain entrance to a number of famous locales. The Musee D’Orsay was my favorite.

The evening photo of Panama City yielded interesting shades of blue because it was taken under a restaurant patio roof, looking into twilight. There were cars driving past us but this view is more serene. We were fascinated by the canal locks and enjoyed the food throughout the three regions we visited.

We took many photos of the fish market in Puerto Ayora (Galapagos, Ecuador), but they couldn’t convey the amusing scene well enough to show via still pictures: fishermen filleting large catch, surrounded by eager “helpers”: a sea lion bobbing its head in time with the man’s arm motions, pelicans and marine iguanas awaiting scraps that were tossed their way from time to time.  

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