Weekly Photo Challenge: Pattern

One day in Dubai gave me enough shots for Pattern Photo Challenge. That day we came to Dubai with car, parked it by the creek and just bellow the parking house there was a beautiful souk (market) with spices, teas, esences, fragrances and other smelly and tasty thinks.

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Spice market

From spicy souk we continued to the gold one, where you can find all the gold jeweleries in shapes and patterns you can think of.

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Gold market

Finally we took abra (boat over the creek) to the other side of the water to see fabric souk, with beautiful, colorful, glittering fabrics with embroideries. I just loved it :-).

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Fabric market 1

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Fabric market 2

A Word A Week Challenge – Orange

Last time I wrote about out Tunisian trip for Lunchtime Challenge here. For Orange Challenge I am going to take you to the same place, but from different point of view. Orange. Tunis is white and blue for me, but when I was going through the shots, I found lot of orange, so here we are.

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Hotel complex at Djerba Island, Tunis

Gallery from the Visit to local shops with pottery and other goods.

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Pottery for tourists

Visit to local fruit market and opuncia cactus berries.

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Orange oranges and other fruits

I told you, white and blue … and orange :-).

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Sunset over the desert

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Fabrics and kelim

Typical fabrics and carpets, in all colors you can think of, I really enjoy the fabric markets and carpet workshops.

And our lunch and fish market at the end.

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Pumpkin, lunch and fish market in orange color

Travel theme: Dance

I want to dedicate this week’s Travel Theme: Dance to my friend Gaga from Yemen. I met him in Yemen, where he was our guide. He took us to the small village in Haraz mountains, where he grew up and where he started his career as a dancer of traditional dances. See him on the two bottom shots with yellow/black scarf on his head.

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Musicians and dancers in Haraz mountain, Hajjara village (photos by Jarda Dohnal)

Few years later he came to Prague to visit us and one evening we spent with my parents. Dancing in Yemen is a mens business, so my father joined Gaga for dancing and we had a lot of fun.

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Dancing in Czech-Yemen style

But the biggest fun came later, when our Fanda couldn’t resist just watching and she entered the dance, so keen, even standing on her back legs (sorry, too quick and no chance of making a picure :-(). She enjoyed the dance a lot and we did as well, watching her.

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Fanda rules!

Travel theme: Pale

Pale colors can be really beautiful and for Pale Challange I take you to the United Arabic Emirates, to the beach and to the desert.

February 2010, not so warm and not so sunny, empty beach and sand and sea.

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February morning at the beach

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Morning at the beach

Later before noon, Jumeirah Sailing Club and the views to Burj Al Arab and Atlantis hotels.

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Burj Al Arab, Beach Jumeirah

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Hotel Atlantis

Trip to Abu Dhabi, Grand Mosque from Carrara’s marble is beeing built yet.

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Abu Dhabi Sheikh Zayed Mosque

Early evening, back on the beach.

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Sea

Evening at the desert.

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Sunset in the desert

Weekly Photo Challenge: Lunchtime

When we travel, we do not go All Inclusive, as we spent most of the day travelling the country and not in the hotel complex by the pool or at the beach. Therefore, the All Inclusive would be unavailingly profligated. But for our honeymoon we found a newly opened hotel with very nice prices in Tunisia on Djerba island, so we enjoyed the All Inclusive programme there. See some shots from our lunchtime for Weekly Photo Challenge: Lunchtime.

The offer was really huge and it was quite difficult to choose our dish.

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Salat bar

Something lighter.

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First courses

Our dishes through the week.

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You think it is easy to go just for one style?

Moroccan theme lunch

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Moroccan dishes

Something sweet.

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Yes, I tasted it all … and it was delicious

And this was our most favorite drink, mint tea with pine seeds.

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Tea with pine seeds – lovely

A Word A Week Challenge – Dance

For A Word A Week Challenge – Dance I show you a few dances.

The first one is from Yemen: men in their traditional dresses with their traditional Janbiyas (arabic daggers) dancing in the feet of the beautiful Rock Palace close to Sana’a, Yemen.

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Yemen dancers

And the musicians are here:

The second dancing on the street is from Saturday market at Rue de Mouffetard in Paris, one man, two ladies, two dances.

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Dancers at Rue du Mouffetard, Paris

First dance:


Second dance:

The third dance is from Prague, gypsy song under the Charles bridge, during Carnival celebrations.

I like this post on the same topic:

Tvor travels

Travel theme: Shadows

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Venice, San Marco Square, typical pidgeons there

When you travel alone or in pair, it is very difficult to get a picture with yourself or with the two of you, specially at deserted places as desert, hidden garden, private beach. Therefore we took pictures of our shadows and now I can show you these shots for Travel Theme: Shadows.

Next 3 shot-galleries are from our honeymoon in Djerba, Tunis. OMG we were so young :-).

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At the hotel garden, Djerba

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First one from aligator farm, the others from the travelling through the desert to see the Tunisian inland

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Mediterranean Sea, clean and green, Djerba

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Adriatic Sea, Italy

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Trier, Germany, Kurfürstliches Palastgarten

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