Phang Nga Bay – Thailand

Phang Nga Bay, Thailand

Phang Nga Bay, Thailand

Beautiful blues and greens of the water, rock and sky in the Phang Nga Bay in Thailand. The bay is within a protected area of the Ao Phang Nga National Park and is composed of about 42 islands with diverse bird, reptile and fish species.


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If you haven’t heard about Tastemade yet let me tell you a little story. Tastemade is the place where people come together to discover and share their passion for great food and travel.

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Make Your Reservation Now for Momotaro – West Loop, Chicago

Momotaro has everything you could ever want in a Japanese restaurant, a sushi bar, robata station, izakaya and an extensive sake, wine and drink menu. Great attention is paid the interior design bringing Western influences from the mid-century and combing it with traditional Japanese. You can see this reflected in the furniture, fonts used for the wood-paneled drink board to the menus and inter-departmental mail envelope used to deliver the bill. Service is excellent and friendly.

Take the tour:

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Hiking from Deià to Port de Soller, Mallorca, Spain

View From Hike To Port de Soller‏

View From Hike To Port de Soller‏

It’s a dreary day in Chicago so I wanted to bring some sunshine in with this picture taken mid-hike from Deià to Port de Soller in Mallorca, Spain. It’s a lovely 2.5 to 3 hour hike along paths dating back several centuries that wind through Mallorca’s back yards filled with olives trees.  You might run into a donkey here and there as well.