Travel Photography that Will Inspire Your Next Trip

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Are you looking for inspiration for your next trip?

You’ve come to the right place.

Here you’ll find stacks of travel photos submitted by our travel writers and travel photographers. Check out these beautiful pictures. Then makes plans for your next trip.

Busan South Korea Travel Photography

This traditional Korean clothing, shot in a celebration taking place in Busan, South Korea, has its roots extending back at least as far as the Three Kingdoms Period (57 B.C. – 668 A.D.), as evidenced by wall paintings in tombs dating from this period. The Korean hanbok represents one of the most visable aspects of Korean culture.

The top part called a jeogori is blouse-like with long sleeves with the men’s version being longer, stretching down to the waist. Women wear skirts called chima. Commoners wore white, except during festivals and special occassions such as weddings. Clothes for the upper classes were made of bright colors and indicated the wearer’s social status. Various accessories such as foot gear, jewelry, and headdresses or hair pins completed the outfit.

If you are planning a trip to South Korea, Busan should be a stop. There’s a noticeably absent cosmopolitan feel in this port city known for raw fish and a harsh dialect that people in Seoul sometimes find incomprehensible.

Rough around the edges indeed, but like any rogue there’s a charming side that begins to emerge once formal barriers have been dropped over dinner and drinks. If you are willing to take the first step, the level of kindness and generosity extended your way by the people of Busan can be surprising.

We’ve featured Busan in a number of posts, most notable is Jena Sprau’s perspective on living and working in Busan South Korea teaching english.

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Photo courtesy of Julie Facine.

Lake-Titicaca-Travel-Photography

 

Worlds collide around Lake Titicaca. This body of water is big enough to spread across two countries – Peru and Bolivia. Here the desolate altiplano (Andean plateau) meets the storied peaks and fertile valleys of the Andes. Green, sun-dazed islands contrast with freezing dirt farms. Ancient agrarian communities live alongside the chaos of the international marketplace.

It is often called the highest navigable lake in the world, although this refers to navigation by “large” boats, generally considered to mean commercial craft. At least two dozen bodies of water around the world are at higher elevations, but all are much smaller and shallower.

To say that Lake Titicaca is impressive when standing along the shores would be an understatement. This shot is from a vantage point on Isle Taquile.

Equally amazing are the people living in this area of the world. Titicaca is notable for a population of people who live on the Uros, a group of 44 or so artificial islands made of floating reeds. These islands have become a major tourist attraction for Peru, drawing excursions from the lakeside city of Puno. Their original purpose was defensive, and they could be moved if a threat arose. Many of the islands contain watchtowers largely constructed of reeds.

We’ve featured Peru in a number of posts here on DIWYY. If you are looking for a unique perspective on Peru, Lake Titicaca, or one of the many other beautiful destinations in Peru, check these out:

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Photo courtesy of Leander Canaris.

 

Roatan Sunsets



by DIWYY

Roatan is the largest island in Honduras Bay at about 60 km. It is home to great Roatan sunsets and pristine waters. Interesting fact – the island’s former name was Rattan.

Want to experience its romantic sunsets?

You can easily get to the island via Delta and United Airlines as they have flights from Houston and Atlanta direct to Roatan. If you’re looking for more information on Roatan, we’ve featured it a number of times here on DIWYY:

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Photo courtesy of Adalberto.H.Vega

Kigali Rwanda Travel Photography

The Kigali Memorial Centre was opened on the 10th Anniversary of the Rwandan Genocide, in April 2004. The Centre is built on a site where over 250,000 people are buried. These graves are a clear reminder of the cost of ignorance.

The Centre is a permanent memorial to those who fell victim to the genocide and serves as a place for people to grieve those they lost.

Read this story. Your life will forever be changed.

If you’re interested in learning more about the genocide, the Memorial Centre’s stories section provides a powerful tribute to those who survived. The gardens and memorial are a powerful tribute to those who died.

If you’re planning a trip to central Africa, you should consider a trip to Rwanda. Rwanda is a beautiful country of rolling hills, mountains and grassy lowlands. In French, it has been named ‘Pays des Mille Collines’ meaning ‘Country of a Thousand Hills’. Its beautiful Lake Kivu has one of the most spectacular shorelines in the world.

We featured Kigali in a recent article: Girl’s Guide to Kigali Culture.

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Photo courtesy of Colleen Taugher.

Basilica_Guanajuato_travel_photography

The center of the modern city of Guanajuato in central Mexico is the Plaza de la Paz, also known as the Plaza Mayor. Since the colonial period, the richest of the city’s families located their main homes here, along with government buildings and the parish church, now a basilica.

This plaza is a garden with a sculpture of a woman. The statue represents peace, and its placement here in the late 19th century caused the official name to change to Plaza de la Paz. Today, the plaza is surrounded by the basilica (seen in the photo), other churches, government and commercial buildings, many of which were once mansions.

The main church of the city is the Basilica Colegiata de Nuestra Señora de Guanajuato built between 1671 and 1696. Overall, the church is a sober Mexican Baroque in style but there are popular elements from donations made by the area’s miners, and other elements that demonstrate the influence of several of the city’s rich mining nobility.

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Photo courtesy of JJ Figueroa.

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