Category Archive: Shutter Bug’s Travels

Spectators, Vendors and Street Sweepers

The annual Kadayawan Festival of Davao City (celebrated on the 3rd week of August each year) is a treasure trove of exciting pictures for budding and professional photographers.  I was fortunate to be… Continue reading

Faithful Wells and Distant Bells

There is something about wells and bells that evokes strong memories and emotions, making them interesting subjects in photography. How wishing wells evolved suggests a belief that some wells have mystical powers other… Continue reading

Three Restaurants

I’m not very fond of using the flash even in indoor photography because I feel that it somehow distorts the resulting photo and I end up editing them in any case.  So I… Continue reading

Tropical Fruit Facts and Legends: Pomelo – The Fruit of Reunion

Fruit with Many Names The largest of all citrus fruits and native to South-East Asia , the pomelo (Citrus maxima or Citrus grandis) comes with many other names in English including pummelo, pommelo, Chinese… Continue reading

My Lucky Canberra

A Lucky First I consider Canberra, the capital city of Australia, my lucky city.  It was in 2004 when I first visited this beautiful city and it was here where I clinched my… Continue reading

Boulevard by the Black Sea

. Batumi is a port city by the Black Sea.  Having heard that it’s such a beautiful place, I made sure that on my last visit to Georgia (the country) I was able… Continue reading

The Waling-waling and Other Orchids and Flowers of Davao City

(This article is a continuation of my article at HubPages, “Exotic Travel Destinations – Philippines: The Kadayawan Festival of Davao City”.) Orchid connoisseurs and flower/plant lovers who visit the Kadayawan Festival held in August each year… Continue reading

My 15 Most Photogenic Street Dancers of Kadayawan Festival 2011

The Kayawan Festival of Davao City held every 3rd week of August each year is also called the “Festival of Festivals” because, aside from focusing the festival on the various Muslim and Indigenous… Continue reading

15 Most Photogenic Tribal Ladies of the 2011 Kadayawan Festival

One of the most outstanding features of the Kadayawan Festival which is held in Davao City in August every year is  its showcase of the various tribes that comprise a significant population of… Continue reading

Mtskheta in Sepia

The City of  Mtskheta is the old capital of the Republic of Georgia, beautifully located at the confluence of the powerful waters flowing from the Caucasus Mountains through the Kura river and the Aragvi river which connects to Mtkvari in Tbilisi. It was the… Continue reading

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