Do You See The World In Color?

My world was once black and white. Then, one day, I stepped onto a plane that went half way around the world.

Everything changed.

When I’m asked why we travel, it’s hard to explain in words. I’ll let the colors tell you.


The Bayon is part of the ancient Angkor Wat complex in Cambodia, hidden from outside eyes for hundreds of years in the lush jungles of Cambodia. The Bayon has stood since the 12th century, and was built to honor the Buddhist King Jayavarman VII.

Grey Enigmatic Face at Angkor Thom Temple in Cambodia

Enigmatic Bayon at Angkor Thom Temple in Cambodia


A railway worker in Australia told us that this was one of the first trains to make the historic 3,000 km first run from Adelaide to Darwin. The train cuts through some of the most inhospitable land in the world on its trip through the Australian Outback.

Red Train on Highway by Darwin Australia

Train by Darwin Australia


Deep in the jungle of Sumatra, Indonesia, the Bohorok Orangutan sanctuary works to rehabilitate and protect some of last wild orangutans on our planet.

Orange Orangutan and Baby Bukit Lawang Indonesia

Orangutan and Baby in Bukit Lawang Indonesia


New Zealand’s Te Whanganui-A-Hei (Cathedral Cove) is beautiful and wild; everything New Zealand is said to be.

Yellow New Zealand North Cathedral Cove

Hiking Trail Above New Zealand’s Cathedral Cove


We swam with white tipped reef sharks in this bay on Thailand’s Ko Phi Phi Don.  The island was devastated by the Indian Ocean tsunami only a few months after our stay.

Green Beach at Ko Phi Phi Thailand

Beach at Ko Phi Phi Thailand


Plucked straight from the amazing cinematography of Lord of the Rings:  New Zealand’s South Island.

Violet New Zealand Field and Mountains

Beautiful New Zealand


Temple bells outside Wat Pharathat Doi Suthep Temple overlooking Chiang Mai, Thailand. Legend says that King Geu Na chose a sacred white elephant to find the site for this temple.

White Temple Bells in Chiang Mai

Temple Bells in Chiang Mai

Do you see the world in color?


6 Responses

  1. Amanda

    Your “violet” photo is stunning! I’ve never been in NZ at the right time of year to see scenes like that. It makes me want to go back ASAP!

    • Micki Kosman

      Amanda, New Zealand is a photographer’s dream, isn’t it. Just one beautiful view after another. We were married in New Zealand; such a great place.

  2. JPM (Lotus Artichoke)

    Really beautiful photos, Micki! Green and Violet are my favourites. But then, every time I ever see the stone faces of Angkor Thom / Wat in photos I have this great nostalgic feeling, too.

    • Micki Kosman

      Hi JPM, Thanks 🙂 I love the faces of Angkor Thom and Angkor Wat so much, especially the Bayon. I honestly just stood and stared at that face for half an hour, completely mesmerized. The idea of something so old being lost in the jungle to outside eyes for so long, is utterly fascinating.


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