Cruising the Seven Seas

Xeaman

Cruising the Seven Seas

Another Amateur Travel Photographer that is here, wants to go there and ends up somewhere else….




Asia » Vietnam » South Central Coast » Quảng Nam » Hoi An May 8th 2018

I absolutely love photographing people at food markets in different areas of the world. I guess it has something to do with my career as a yacht chef. These are all fantastic and I could not reduce the number down ...I hope you enjoy!... read more
Hoi An, Vietnam - Market By Ximena Olds
Hoi An, Vietnam - Market By Ximena Olds
Hoi An, Vietnam - Market By Ximena Olds

Asia » Vietnam » South Central Coast » Quảng Nam » Hoi An May 8th 2018

Considered one of the most interesting and instantly recognizable creations of Vietnamese people, Basket Boats are known locally as “Thung Chai” or “Thuyen Thung”. They are very important to the local fishermen in the central coastal regions of Vietnam. Affectionately referred to as the “Right Arm” of the fisherman and the “Child” of the mother boats, “Thuyen Thung” is an inseparable part of a fisherman’s life. It is a multi-purpose vessel – used as a very effective lifeboat in case of emergency, a singular boat to catch fish close to shore and a small, lightweight means of carrying cargo and people to and from the larger boats anchored offshore. There is little official documentation about the origins of the Basket Boat. However, it is said that during the French Colonial Era,... read more
Hoi An, Vietnam: Basket Boats by Ximena Olds
Hoi An, Vietnam: Basket Boats by Ximena Olds
Hoi An, Vietnam: Basket Boats by Ximena Olds

Asia » Vietnam » South Central Coast » Quảng Nam » Hoi An May 8th 2018

The bicycle culture in Hoi An, Vietnam is fascinating. Just take a look...... read more
Hoi An, Vientnam Bicycles by Ximena Olds
Hoi An, Vientnam Bicycles by Ximena Olds
Hoi An, Vientnam Bicycles by Ximena Olds

Asia » Vietnam » South Central Coast » Quảng Nam » Hoi An May 8th 2018

People photography...just started to look at my photos ...here is a quick sample... read more
Hoi An, Vietnam - Farmers by Ximena Olds
Hoi An, Vietnam - Farmers by Ximena Olds
Hoi An, Vietnam - Farmers by Ximena Olds

Asia » Vietnam » South Central Coast » Quảng Nam » Hoi An May 8th 2018

Just starting to catch up with photos from my most recent trip to Asia. Vietnam was amazingly rich in photography, colors, flavors. I loved it and will absolutely try to go back and spend more time and capture more of this amazing culture.... read more
Hoi An, Vietnam - Motorcycles by Ximena Olds
Hoi An, Vietnam - Motorcycles by Ximena Olds
Hoi An, Vietnam - Motorcycles by Ximena Olds

Asia » Indonesia » Bali » Ubud April 15th 2018

During the previous and following post I blog about my latest spiritual experience in Ubud, Bali in which Kundalini Tantra Yoga plays a fundamental part of it. Kundalini Tantra Yoga is the healing yoga. Kundalini Tantra, is raising the Kundalini through movement with breathing. Its a combination of Kundalini, Ashtanga, Hatha and Sivananda Yoga and its creator, Master Ketut Arsana has chosen particular asanas, that raise the energy and help the gland system. Master Arsana is a Mahatma Therapist, healer, Spiritual teacher, Master and Guru of Ashram Munirava. Ive never heard of this type of yoga before and after my fist session I was almost shocked, the sneaky like movements are very sensual and like a dance on your mat. Its very hard to describe but I will post some videos. The movements and the full ... read more

Asia » Indonesia » Bali » Ubud April 15th 2018

For the next few blogs I am going to blog my experience this past week to share with you but also like anything else that I write about, it is a memory to remember through words and photos ;) My mind has always been busy, it never stops, I can never relax, even on my sleep. My mind is always going and going and going and I can’t meditate. Lately it has been really hard for me to put the breaks on and relax and enjoy the moment. My attention spam is almost zero as Im already gone while I am here. I’m not really sure where that comes from. Part of it is because my guardian Orisha is Obatala. Also being a chef that travels from place to place and that is in permanent movement ... read more
Om Ham Retreat, Ubud - BALI-By Ximena Olds
Om Ham Retreat, Ubud - BALI-By Ximena Olds
Om Ham Retreat, Ubud - BALI-By Ximena Olds

North America » United States » Florida » Miami December 16th 2017

Luckily today my photographer buddies dragged me to do something different: shoot fast moving crazy beautiful hummingbirds. Here are we are 3 of us talking about it in the car. We had no idea of what we were doing. Clearly each of our specialties was a different type of photography but we wanted to try and have some fun. Finding the hummingbirds wasn't an issue...they were definitely there, we all had long lenses and high speed cameras. First issue was figuring out the settings. Once we got to a good happy point the next issue was to focus on the birds. They move extremely fast and their territory was a quite wide area. Each of us chose an area and just waited for them to show up and then we tried different techniques to focus on ... read more
Hummingbirds Florida By Ximena Olds
Hummingbirds Florida By Ximena Olds
Hummingbirds Florida By Ximena Olds

Oceania » Papua New Guinea » West New Britain November 6th 2017

We boarded on Oct 26 to Nov 6 for 10 days of diving in New Britain Island located in North East Papua New Guinea. The 73ft MV Febrina was built in 1972 and has been operating Kimbe Bay since 1991. My first thought was that it was an old boat but it was refitted in 2010. The dive deck was fitted with a camera table that was way too small to accommodate more than 6 large cameras at best. A charging station with 110V to 220V outlets for recharging batteries was located on a separate shelf. Also in the saloon there where plenty of outlets for everyone to charge their electronics. There is always hot water in the showers with good pressure, ice-cold AC in the cabins and saloon areas. Nitrox is available promptly and the ... read more
Anemone Fish MVFebrina PNG By Ximena Olds
Blue Faced Blenny MVFebrina PNG By Ximena Olds
Mated pair of Jacks MVFeBrina PNG By Ximena Olds

Oceania » Papua New Guinea October 24th 2017

Made it safely to Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. We have been advised to stay away from the capital city as it is very dangerous to foreigners and it is specially known for the gang rapes and robberies at machetes and gun point. Spending time at a hotel has never been my cup of tea, but as much as my adventurous soul wants to go take a look and snap some shots of the city and the people...after doing some research online I put on my breaks and now I am chilling at a secured hotel in the outskirts of the city and near the airport so we can conveniently catch the next flight in a couple of days and start 2nd leg of this unique trip. 😅 We took a midnight flight from Manila and ... read more
Portrait PNG Tribe
Port Moresby, PNG Rated the most dangerous city in the world
Breakfast Cafe inside fortress hotel




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