If you read any other travel blogs besides mine, I’m sure you’ve noticed the ‘Capture the Colour’ contest that’s been going around. It’s simple, really. You just have to pick a picture that highlights each of the following colors: blue, green, yellow, white, and red. Of course, choosing photos is not always easy… but anyway, if you write a blog post with those things in it, you have the chance to win an iPad and/or £2000! Here is my entry.
When I was walking through the Buddha’s Tooth Temple in Singapore, I noticed that the lights looked really blue and made the statues look a little blue too. I really liked the wall of Buddha statues in various poses. The tooth for which the temple was named was supposedly found in Myanmar, though the veracity of it is disputed.
I visited a friend in the Peace Corps in the Alajuela province of Costa Rica. As part of his project he of course met all the local people, including the woman in the next village over with a bread oven. She invited us to come help on bread-making day. We joined her, her children, and her oldest daughter’s husband and children in baking bread and empanadas. The kids mostly played, sometimes with this bright green pet parrot. This woman has the only brick oven in this village of about 200 people, so when she bakes, she bakes a lot, and sells or trades a lot of it. The family was proud of the oven, of their newly born piglets, and of their little parakeets in a cage. I really loved my day of learning to make empanadas and gaining great insight into rural Costa Rican village life.
The splash of yellow bearing the numbers contrasts well with the racehorses’ coats at Seoul Race Park, in Seoul, South Korea. These horses are all Thoroughbreds, typically weighing about 1200 pounds. The maximum weight for a jockey, including all their gear, is 126 pounds, so as you can imagine they are usually rather short.
At sunrise near Hyeongiram Hermitage in Yeosu, South Korea, a white neon cross stands against the sky. Neon crosses became popular somewhat recently on Korean churches – at first they were a tool to attract the most followers (South Korea is rather competitive), but now they are simply the standard. Typically, they are red, to signify the blood of Christ, but this one was white.
At the Yeosu World Expo in Yeosu, South Korea, a small crab seems to stare at me. I loved the splash of red on this female crab contrasted with the brown mud of the habitat.
Now I’m supposed to nominate 5 other bloggers to participate, so I’m going to nominate some of my fellow Korea-based bloggers:
- World Walk About
- Lateral Movements
- Nomadic Samuel
- That Backpacker
- The Wanderlust Project
- Waegook Tom
Oops! That was six! Oh well. But seriously, don’t wait to be nominated – it’s not required, and this contest is just too great to pass up!