Friday, November 18, 2011

#FriFotos Flags

I was very excited to be asked to guest co-host #FriFotos this week. #Frifotos is a weekly, day-long Twitter event, in which people from around the world share their photos. Every Friday there is a different theme. #FriFotos was founded by Jonathan Epstein (@EpsteinTravels) owner of Celebrated Experiences, and is regularly co-hosted by Charles Yap (@HotelPRGuy) and Stephanie Diehl (@TravelDesigned).  Today, I also have the pleasure of guest co-hosting with Christina Saull (@MiddleSeatView), one of my #Togchat friends (but that's another blog post)! 

Anyone with a Twitter account can participate in #FriFotos please click here for more information. Oh, and don't forget to have fun!

Following are some of my favorite Flag photos.

Vice President Joe Biden and Second Lady, Dr. Jill Biden
attended a Veteran's Day event in my town, Media, Pennsylvania.

New York City

Flags from around the world at Rockefeller Center.

The Spanish Flag in Madrid.

Papua New Guinea

The Peruvian flag accompanied by the indigenous Inca flag,
taken at the famous Pisac Sunday Market.

The Russian Flag flies proudly over The Hermitage, St Petersburg, Russia.

I love the contrast of the American flag above the 'adult entertainment' store!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Wanderlust Wednesday: Moorea, French Polynesia

"Paradise Found" in Moorea

Moorea, also referred to as Mo'orea, 
is part of the Society Islands Archipelago of French Polynesia.

Location: South Pacific 
Coordinates: 17º32' S 149º 50' W
Area: 134 km² (51.7 sq miles)
Highest elevation: 1,207 m (3,960 ft)
Highest Point: Mont Tohive'a

I had the good fortune to visit Moorea back in 2002 when I was working as flight attendant on a private jet. We dropped the owner and his family off in the Marquesas Islands where they met up with their motor yacht. The plan was for the yacht to cruise around the Marquesas and make its way down to the Society Islands. The pilots and I flew to Tahiti, where we remained on "stand-by", while the family cruised around the islands. They popped in and out of Tahiti several times during the month to re-fuel and re-provision. So we, the crew, had the opportunity not only to enjoy Tahiti, but also to take the ferry over to Moorea a couple of times, and drive around the island. 

My evolving "Wanderlust Wednesday" image post will now be accompanied by geographical information. Why? Because it's my blog and I love geography! Perhaps I will even add some geological information in the future. What do you think?

Sources: DK Essential Atlas of the World & Wikipedia.