The best way to explore Bangkok is pier hopping! It's really cool to go across Chaophraya river by boat, feeling the tropical wind. There are many piers(tha) along the river, and each pier(tha) has its own style. The most popular tourist sights are located between Central Pier to 13th pier(Tha Phra Athit) , but my favorite is 15th pier(Tha Thewet). The 15th pier has a lovely flower market, and you can feed fish while waiting for your boat. Fun! I lived in Dusit district. My apartment was on Suan Ooy street(in the upper left corner). I miss the yummy street food in that neighborhood!
London, England, GB
At the start of 2017 my partner and I bought our first home- a narrowboat. We spent the summer perusing the waterways of the UK including cruising to the source of the great river. Most people will only recognise 'the Thames' as the vast river which flows through central London. Far away from the city, the river takes on a very different persona, it is wild and full of life. I created this map to communicate the importance of the river to the wildlife and many towns it passes.
This is a map 'depicting' one of my favourite vacations ever! We spent 4 days & 3 nights aboard a Maine Windjammer, the Stephen Taber 1871. It was a dream come true, and far exceeded our expectations; to wake up in your cosy cabin and smell the wood fire from the cookstove, and the food...oh my...gourmet dining & fine wines on the seas! A small crew & group of travellers, what a wonderful time, we were the only Canadians aboard, but made ever so welcome by our fellow American travellers! No electronics, just the sea, scenery, sights & sounds, occasional boat races. A surprise night of kettledrum music & partying ashore, fishing villages visited, during the day! It was heart-breaking to have to leave. If you ever get the chance, I highly recommend this boat for a 3, 4 or 6 day cruise! not for the faint of heart, you really are stepping back in time! The vacation that "DNS- as Captain Noah said, "does not suck".
Visited this amazing piece of 'heaven on earth' last summer for the first time...went all out, took a cruise from Montreal, then spent a week (which was not enough time) exploring this treasure. If you want sandy beaches, and warm water, and great seafood..oh my this is the place...you can literally walk for miles on sandy, squeaking, singing beaches!! These are French islands, and the culture, the food, the sights are outstanding. I think this is the greatest place in Canada, and I've been coast to coast a few times!! You can only get here by plane or ferry/cruise!! it's that isolated, but soooooooooo worth it!
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My favourite thing in my Cityscape of Tokyo is the fish I drew to represent the famous Tsukji Fish Market, which I have visited on one of my many trips to Japan. In my drawings, a fish can be the size of a skyscraper. It's all about what's important for me. I adore Japan and love drawing the decorative, arched roofs, such as the Mejii Jingu Shrine as much as the glass and concrete modernist temples of the commerce. I like to see the modernity of the Harajuku girls as much as the traditional dress and culture of the kimono clad Geishas. The old and new in a natural and man made world, compete for space in the super-size city that is Tokyo and help to contribute to its unique and charismatic culture.
These are some of my favorite places to eat, drink, shop and walk in Brasilia, and the city offers so much more. Have a good time!
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My sister lives in Toronto, as does my Canadian licensee, and so I have visited this metropolis of North America many times over the last three decades. I almost moved there a few years ago but a spate of bitterly cold winters put paid to that idea. Sheffield was more than cold enough for me! I do however love drawing the cities and natural landscape of Canada. It's an amazing country, ethically and aesthetically, and I am therefore proud to create designs and products that enables Canadians and Canada-lovers like me to celebrate this evolving and inclusive culture. Moose and bears star in my Cityscape of Toronto as does the iconic CN Tower and Old City Hall. I've fallen asleep on the sand of Toronto Island and swam in Lake Ontario, and long to do it again.
I've had two fleeting visits to Singapore, squeezed in on business trips to Asia where I hop from one country to another in the blink of an eye. There's so much to explore in this tiny country and my Cityscape can only pick out a few highlights and even in the short time I've spent there I have vivid memories of the lush, green landscape. Walking through the enchanting, Botanic Gardens, eating Chilli Crab down by the Bay and having Afternoon Tea in Raffles Hotel were my highlights. I also loved exploring Little India and China Town, two contrasting neighbourhoods sitting together side by side. The magnificent Marina Bay Sands is an architectual masterpiece and makes your heart skip a beat when you look up and up at the tropical roof top garden.