Word of the Week: Exotic

Julie and Michelle are currently on a photography journey in Luang Prabang, Laos in Southeast Asia. This week's word was chosen in honor of their exotic travel destination. 

E X O T I C : Originating or characteristic of a distant foreign country. Mysteriously different or unusual. Uniquely new or experimental in nature.

"The two impulses in travel are to get away from home and to pursue something - a landscape, people, an exotic place. Certainly discovering something usual is a sustaining thing in travel." - Paul Theroux

"He was comparing you to the butterflies that you both adore and cherish, and he said you were special for the same reasons... you were rare, exotic and entirely you." - Cecilia Ahem, One Hundred Names

Michelle Larson - A photo I took of Julie at Kuang Si Falls in Luang Prabang, Laos. The epitome of exotic and mysterious, with its jade green milky water that flows down flat rock terraces creating tranquil pools that beg to play, float and dream in.

   Julie Cimpko   -  An offering in the Pak Ou Caves in Laos, north of Luang Prabang. The caves are a sacred site holding thousands of Buddha statues.

Julie Cimpko -  An offering in the Pak Ou Caves in Laos, north of Luang Prabang. The caves are a sacred site holding thousands of Buddha statues.

   Madeline Lovejoy   - I imagine faraway lands rich with colors, textures, sounds, aromas, flavors so unusual and out of the ordinary!

Madeline Lovejoy - I imagine faraway lands rich with colors, textures, sounds, aromas, flavors so unusual and out of the ordinary!