Warning you may catch the travel bug by watching this video.
Would love to be Betty right now.
Paris have been on my mind lately. Maybe because it's almost a year ago that I was there...
The view from the Louvre
Along the Seine River
The view from the Centre Pompidou
Cafe St Regis on the Île Saint-Louis
Here's a little illustration I did of some must sees in Paris.
Still trying to edit and upload my pictures from Hawaii.
In the mean time, here are some lovely creatures I encountered.
Excited to go to LA and then to the Big Island of Hawaii for a good friend's wedding. I'll be gone for a bit but will be back soon with a tan :)
photo by Cathie U
Where ever you are I thank you for the continued support of my blog and work. May this holiday season bring you joy and peace. Looking forward to what 2012 will bring.
Warm wishes: Cathie
When a friend of mine heard that I was going to Morocco, he sent me this picture (man on the left). He told me to find this man at Mechoui Alley. Luckily we stumbled upon the alley and I showed this picture to the man (on the right) and asked where I can find him. He said, "That is my father." At first, I didn't believe him because I thought he just wanted us to eat at his shop. But he quickly pointed out the stars and the tiles were the same in the background. There was no doubt there and he welcomed us to his delicious slow roasted lamb.
More photos here.
Wandering around and shopping in the souks was interesting and fun. All the shops were neatly organized and each vendor welcomed you to come inside. "Looking is free" is what they always stated.
They had shoes in every color.
Scarves from floor to ceiling.
I really wished I could have bought more of their ceramics.
And of course, they had a great selection of spices.
Go here for more photos of the souks.
Ali Ben Youssef Medersa was one of the largest Islamic Colleges in Morocco, now preserved as a historical site. My favorite part of the building was the courtyard that displayed the beautiful carvings in cedar, marble and stucco.
See more photos here.
I love sitting by the window seat on planes to get shots like these. Here is Marrakech, Morocco.
There are horse drawn carriages, motor-bikes, bicycles and walkers all on the street.
We would see these boxes with numbers spray painted on the side of walls. We later found out from a local that it explains what kind of stores are represented there.
(photos by Cathie)