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Deb Hopewell  Journalist, traveler, adventurer. And at the end of the day, I love being home in NorCal.

These gorgeous blooms dropped from a tree - I looked up and saw branches full of them. 🙏 if anyone can tell me what these are!

It's still morning quiet on the beach, the tourists haven't boarded the long-tail boats yet

An elephant waits her turn to carry tourists, for $20 a pop, through the main gate at Angkor Thom. All of the "tourist" elephants were female, and they seemed sad. But maybe that was just me. This one had big chunks of her ears missing. #cambodia #elephants #angkorthom #angkorwat #siemreap

A corner of Wat Pho Temple at night. Was wonderful to wander in the relative cool of evening, but now I'll have to see it in daytime, too #watpho #bangkok #thailand #travel

At a village market selling crispy fried scorpions, cicadas, baby frogs and crickets, a Cambodian father shows tourists a tarantula bound for the deep-fat fryer while his baby naps in a sling.

Fortune-teller. I hope it's what she wanted to hear #nola #neworleans

The Republic Must and Shall Be Preserved. - Andrew Jackson Those words mean as much today as they did 170 years ago #NOLA #neworleans #oldhickory

Welcomed to our place by a Mardi Gras survivor. No corpse reviver necessary#NOLA #neworleans

How did @mezcalito_manny know I'm a sucker for #wormsalt ?

Thinking an encore career might be in order. I could be VERY happy raking the sand art @pueblobonito Pacifica. Seriously.

Love the little bright ❤💚 @pueblabonita

I've seen a few #sunsets in my day. And this one was all-time - complete with lone sailboat sailing into the horizon @pueblobonito

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