Paddy field texturePaddy fields are a majority of the scenes at Kuttanadu (the rice bowl of Kerala) in Alleppey (or Alappuzha) district of Kerala, India. It was a major business port in India at ancient times. The artificial canals made for transporting goods to inland from the port gave it the name "Venice of the East". Collected paddy being packedAlleppey is famous for its paddy cultivation below sea level. There are acres of land being used for paddy... continue reading
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Like many other Dreamstimers, I love taking pictures while traveling. Here are some pictures from my trip to Jordan with my girlfriend. Some of these have sold pretty well.The Uneishu Tomb on the Street of Facades in Petra Tourist couple in Petra The Obelisk Tomb and the Triclinium in Petra The Treasury (Al Khazneh) in Petra Sandstone rock formations in Wadi Rum desert Tourists climbing rocks in Wadi Rum desert Beduin camp in Wadi Rum desert Dead... continue reading
The mooncake festival (also popularly known as Mid Autumn Festival) is celebrated by the Chinese and Vietnamese people. They celebrate harvest, family reunions and hope for another good year!The name comes from popular tradition to eat and gift mooncakes. Another notable part of this celebration is to carry brightly lit colorful lanterns. In some countries like Singapore, Hongkong they also organize lantern painting competitions. Streets get decorated with cute paper lanterns and kids participate... continue reading
I have reached my next Dreamstime milestone, download number 400, Private Property!It was taken during our family vacation on the East coast of Canada.If you are planning your next vacation and are still looking at options, Canada's East coast would be an excellent choice.One piece of advice, fly to Halifax and rent your car there.What to visit?There are too many to list here. Visit the tourism website of each province and plan your vacation accordingly.If you are the driver and want... continue reading
Hi everyone!I'm planning to have a longer trip to south-east Asia for holidays, namely Thailand, Vietnam, Myanmar, Cambodia, Malaysia and Singapore. Besides the main attractions I would like to have a view to other than these well known places. Therefore I would like to ask all of you for suggestions and explanations why your suggestion is worth to have a look at. Thanks a lot! continue reading
Obstacle of the day. You’re stuck in a hotel where you’re the only female and shared bathrooms which are filthy squat toilets. Perhaps down there cheap hotel means "send me to the ghetto".Do you A) Suck it up and pull down your pants or B) skip over to the 5 star hotel next door, sneak in behind a Spanish tourist group and accept a mimosa on the way to their clean, hygienic bathroom. Obviously the answer is a no brainer if you’re a real backpacker. But sometimes a girl needs a little luxury... continue reading
As you can see, free - not entirely professional pictures can look good on local sites.The picture looks more real, as long as the company is not that richThis lady could be one of their employees.The photo is not from the free section, but search for business woman and you will find it.The feature to insert photos from the free section is not working yet. continue reading
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