Jonathan van Bilsen

Photos N Travel


Apr 18 2014

TRAVEL REVIEW – The Best Pancakes in the World

I had the pleasure of visiting one of the best breakfast restaurants in the southern US last week, which was none other than the Guenther House in San Antonio, Texas. Located on the famous River Walk in historic King William district, the Guenther house has been making pancakes and waffles since 1859. Te Guenther family …

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Apr 18 2014

Jon’s Pic of the Week – Where was this taken?

LAST WEEK’S PHOTO of the Bourke’s Portholes in the Blyde River Canyon reserve, in South Africa, was guessed correctly by Loek Beckers of the Netherlands. Congratulations. Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve (or Motlatse Canyon Provincial Nature Reserve) is situated in the Drakensberg escarpment region of eastern Mpumalanga, South Africa. The reserve protects the Blyde River Canyon, including sections of the Ohrigstad and Blyde Rivers and …

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Apr 17 2014

PHOTO TIP: Cropping and Framing

One of the easiest ways to improve your photography is with careful attention to framing. Look into the corners of the viewfinder to see what is there. Do you need all that background? Can you get closer to your subject or zoom in? Would the picture look better as an upright or landscape? The most …

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Apr 16 2014

Images of Easter Island

Click on the Image to Enlarge – One of the most remote places on earth is, without a doubt, Easter Island or Rapa Nui (navel of the world) as it is referred to by the locals. Exactly halfway between South America (6 hours by air) and Tahiti, the island fascinates visitors, due to the strange statues located …

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Apr 14 2014

TRAVELON: The Story Behind the Statues

More than half of the statue remains buried in the ground

If you close your eyes and picture the most remote place on earth you will no doubt envision the small, Chilean landmass of Rapa Nui (known to most of us as Easter Island). A mere six hours of flying from Chile’s capital of Santiago puts you smack in the middle of the South Pacific. Easter …

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