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Travel Photo of the Day: Geisha

Geisha are Japanese women who are trained and who perform the ancient traditions of art, dance and song. They can be distinguished by their attire, a kimono and oshiroj makeup. A common misconception is that geisha are the Eastern equivalent of a prostitute. This is a notion obtained by the Westerners from their interactions with the oiran or the Japanese courtesans, whose traditional attire is...
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Travel Photo of the Day: Poás Volcano

Poás Volcano is located within Poás Volcano National Park in central Costa Rica and stands 8,885 feet high where temperatures can go below freezing. It’s home to not one but two crater lakes near the summit: Laguna Calienta (hot lagoon), which is also one of the most acidic lakes in the world, and Lake Botos on the southern end of the summit. It’s a highly active volcano erupting...
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Fairy Pools of Scotland with Photofly

 The Fairy Pools (Lòin nan Sìthichean) on the Isle of Skye in Scotland has long been the locals best kept secret. However, with the prevalence of social media and the public’s unrelenting need for finding “Instagrammable” spots, it has since become one of Scotland’s must-see tourist attractions. The Fairy Pools is also host to an amazingly popular hike through the...
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Travel Photo of the Day: Peles Castle

If you find that Peleș Castle looks awfully familiar, chances are you have seen it in a couple of movies. This castle was featured in Rachel Weisz’s 2009 film, The Brothers Bloom, where the exterior of Peleș Castle was used as a façade for the actress’s large estate in New Jersey. It was also seen in 2011 Hallmark Channel’s, A Princess for Christmas and 2018’s Royal...
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Travel Photo of the Day: Amazon Rainforest

With the Amazon Rainforest still on fire after three weeks, Brazil has already called on a state of emergency. The area produces 20% of the world’s oxygen is often referred to as the lungs of the planet so we should be concerned that it is currently burning at a record rate.   The Amazon Rainforest is home to 10% of the world’s known biodiversity and the world as we know it would...
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Travel Photo of the Day: Mekong River

When in Vietnam, you must not skip on a chance to cruise along the Mekong River.  The Mekong River is the 12th longest river in the world and the 7th longest in Asia. It spans over 4,350 kilometers long and runs through several Asian countries like Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam.  Join a Vietnam Group Tour and see what you have been...
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Travel Photo of the Day: Bran Castle

The inspiration for Count Dracula’s castle. The stuff that nightmares are made of. It doesn’t look so foreboding as we think it would be. Bran Castle, more commonly known as Dracula’s Castle outside of Romania, is a famous monument and landmark in Romania.  This castle is now a museum which displays art and furniture collected by Queen Marie.  Join Photofly Travel Club and...
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Travel Photo of the Day: Hida Folk Village

  Hida Folk Village, or Hida no Sato, is an open air exhibit of over 30 traditional homes from the Hida region in the Gifu Perfecture near Takayama.  It was build during the Edo Period and relocated here from their original locations all over Japan since 1971. The exhibit shows various buildings such as the former village leader’s home, various logging huts, storehouses and several...
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Travel Photo of the Day: Penguins of Antarctica

One of the more popular animals that people associate with the White Continent, Antarctica, is the penguin. However, with over 17 known penguin species, only 7 can actually be found on Antarctica and only 4 species of penguins stay on the continent their entire lives! Do you know which ones? These are the Adelie, Emperor, Gentoo and Chinstrap penguins. See them for yourself and join Photofly...
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