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    I don't do much photography when I'm not on vacation, but when I travel (and I'm lucky enough to travel a fair amount,) I like getting pictures. Here's a few of my favorite shots from my trips:



    This was taken from the balcony of the condo where I was staying on one of the smaller Hawaiian Islands, Molokai. I took a ton of pictures there--it's where I got my new camera--and it remains one of my most-favorite vacations. There's just nobody there and this island is beautiful and amazing. It's really hard to describe the amount of peace you have when something's that empty and all you can do is explore the world.



    And this picture was taken in the souks in Marrakesh, Morocco. A souk is a covered market, but it's really much more than that. It's sort of a one-stop shop for everything you need if you're a tourist. There's plenty of stuff for the locals, too; lots of spices and fruits and even meats that are for sale in the surrounding areas. But I think this picture pretty well captures the busy-ness of it all. There are people everywhere, and you can see an enormous variety of stuff that anyone with purchasing power and a willingness to negotiate can walk away with.
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    Thats really cool. The market in morocco is nice and the Hawaiian scenery is very beautiful. I may have to post some of my travel photos as well
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    Two more, just because:

    Warning: not really NSFW but could be a little awkward.

    This is a rock on an island of Hawaii called Molokai. It's called "Phallic Rock." I think you might be able to see why. It was less phallic than I expected but still pretty phallic, as it goes. The rock was a place where natives worshiped--praying, especially, for fertility. I can understand why; it's about as tall as me (6').



    This one is much more appropriate--it's a picture from the Chinese Lantern festival that was going on in Montreal's botanical gardens last fall. I went up there for a weekend, and seeing this exhibit was one of the high points of the trip. Also, eating at o.noir, which I would recommend to anyone visiting Montreal.
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    Wow, how many countries have you visited? And are there any you haven't that you really would like to? Why?
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    Wow nice pictures evkl! May I ask what camera you use to take them?

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    I use a Nikon Coolpix S570. It's nothing special but it gets the job done--I don't have the money (or the responsibility) to feel comfortable with a high-end SLR camera or anything like that. I'd drop it day one, guaranteed.

    I'm lucky. I've been a lot of places; I've visited England, southern France, Spain, Switzerland, Italy, and Austria in Europe, Morocco in Africa, and Canada in North America. I'd really love to get to Cuba (which is a challenge) and Japan (which is just far away) in the relatively near future. I'm going to be doing a cross-country drive after I graduate in May, so I should have some pretty cool pictures from that.
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    Those are really cool pictures, evkl. You're lucky you get to travel alot
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    I wanted to post this image because a cafe (I don't believe it was this one, though) was bombed in Jemaa el Fna. I was there--in Morocco, eating dinner in that square--about a year and a month ago and it's pretty wild to think about. This is a picture taken from the second floor of a cafe at night, overlooking the square. I think it's important to share this image at a time like this. I loved Morocco, and I'm deeply saddened by what's happened there.



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    Edit: I ate at the cafe that was bombed, but this isn't a picture from that cafe.
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    Thats really pretty and yeah its sure sure is scary to think about.
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