From Antarctica to Albania …
Marie Selby Botanical Gardens in Sarasota are filled with exotic orchids. Click for more.
SUMMIT COUNTY — For the time in a while, I was able to compile a short photo essay based on the theme of the popular #FriFotos twitter chat, founded by travel pro and all-around good guy @EpsteinTravels. This week’s theme is “exotic,” and I struggled a bit, because when I think about what’s exotic to me, it doesn’t include the places I’ve already been. Instead, I think Madagascar, one of my dream destinations — now THAT’S exotic! But since I haven’t been there yet, I don’t have any photos. So given that conundrum, I broadened my definition just a bit and had some fun with it. For example, the following picture, which shows belly dancers participating in a July 4th parade in a Colorado mountain town. I think that’s just as exotic as a ring-tailed lemur in Madagascar. Join in by searching Twitter for the #FriFotos hashtag and post your own pics. It’s a great way to end the work week and roll into the weekend.
Belly dancers in Frisco, Colorado.
An exotic desert at the Broadmoor in Colorado Springs.
Antarctica is definitely the most exotic place I've been, in many ways otherwordly.
@CoTravGirl enjoys the exotic green waters of Lago Roca, on the border of Chile and Peru in Tierra del Fuego.
An everyday snack of Bruschetta becomes exotic at a cafe overlooking a centuries-old fortress in Corfu.
Banyan trees also seem exotic, even in their native habitat.
A mushroom growing just a few miles from my home in Frisco, Colorado seems exotic, growing from the pine litter on the forest floor.
The mosques of Gjirokaster, Albania felt exotic in an Alpine setting.Albania's exotic Ksamil islands.
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