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Bee curious: 8 interesting facts about bees 🐝

Bee curious: 8 interesting facts about bees 🐝

The bee symbolizes community, brightness and personal power. The ancient Druids saw the bee as symbolising the sun, the Goddess, celebration, and community. Follow the bee to discover your next destination.


Below are some interesting facts about bees and honey.

  • To produce one kilogram of honey, bees travel the equivalent of three times around the world in air miles.

  • All worker bees are female.

  • The males, also called drones, have larger eyes to help them find the queen.

  • The bees mate high in the sky. Eventually, the male loses his reproductive organs and dies.

  • A queen can produce up to 2,000 eggs per day. The fertilized eggs then become females and the unfertilized eggs become males, thanks to pheromones which are chemical substances comparable to hormones and which once secreted act as messages between individuals, thus influencing the behavior of the bee.

  • Bees like blue and are particularly fond of clustered plants such as lavender and rosemary.

  • There are over 20,000 different species of bees in the world, found on every continent except Antarctica.

  • Honey has been shown to have many health benefits, whether ingested or applied to the skin. This sweet substance, the fruit of the bees' labor, is known to be antibacterial, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antiseptic. Its therapeutic virtues are appreciated all over the world and the darker it is, the better the honey is.


“Curiosity is the engine of achievement.”


-Ken Robinson


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Gypsies of Romania 🇷🇴

Gypsies of Romania 🇷🇴

Cernavoda, Romania 🇷🇴


This spring I had the opportunity to work in Romania.


Despite the Covid and its restrictions, I still had some opportunities to explore the surroundings of Cernavoda, a small industrial town of 20,000 inhabitants located on the banks of the Danube, which is the second longest river in Europe. 


Here is a family of Gypsies, who kindly accepted to pose in front of their home. Eight families live in this residence which is flooded every year because of the overflow of the Danube. 


Gypsies, also known as Roms, Romi, Manouches or Tziganes represents about 3.3% of the Romanian population and are characterized by an itinerant lifestyle, living widely dispersed mainly throughout Europe and South .

Curfew over Paris

Curfew over Paris

Paris, France 🇫🇷


“When you stay on purpose and refuse to be discouraged by fear, you align with the infinite self, in which all possibilities exist.”


Wayne Dyer

Golden Hour Reflection

Golden Hour Reflection

Lac Beauport, Québec, Canada 🇨🇦

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In order to be happy, you have to figure out what is meaningful. You figure out what is meaningful by putting in the time to …

Monument of the Revolution and Metropolitan Cathedral with the Angel of Independence

Monument of the Revolution and Metropolitan Cathedral with the Angel of Independence

Mexico City, Mexico 🇲🇽


Designed by an Italian architect in 1901, Palacio de Bellas Artes Is the first opera house in Mexico City.

Symbols of Mexican art and culture, which, along with the Angel of Independence, the Monument of the Revolution or the Metropolitan Cathedral, is an emblematic building of Mexico City.

Toronto Cityscape from Ontario Lake

Toronto Cityscape from Ontario Lake

Toronto Island, Ontario, Canada 🇨🇦


Take Ferry a ferry to Toronto Island and enjoy its beach on summer times.

From the city, head’s up to  south to The Jack Layton Ferry Terminal, formerly called the Toronto Island Ferry Docks located in the Toronto Harbour, behind the Westin Harbour Castle Hotel and adjacent to Harbour Square Park.

From there you can take a quick 15 minutes ferry to go to Toronto Island, witch is virgin compare to her big sister the massive City of Toronto, on the main land.

In summer, when the mercury is close to 35 Celcius, you can take advantage of the island to refresh yourself on its beaches or for a romantic picnic with a view of the magnificent city sitting on the shores of Lake Ontario.

Inspirational Sunset of Costa Rica

Inspirational Sunset of Costa Rica

Tamarindo, Costa Rica

''A man is rich in proportion to the number of things he can afford to let alone.''

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-Henry David Thoreau

The Light Will Never Die

The Light Will Never Die

Trois-Rivière, Québec, Canada 


Sometimes when everything seems dark and you begin to lose hope, remember that there will always be light somewhere.

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This sweet thought is a metaphor of that photo taken when I thought that the golden hour was over. I put my camera away and kept walking to follow the last glow of the day and finally came across this nice view of the sunset on The Laviolette Bridge between two boats where I finally took my best capture of the day.

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The moral of the story, is to never lose hope, open your eyes and your senses, change your point of view and keep progressing on your way, the light will come to you sooner or later.

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Have a great day,

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PI

Seville : Artistic capital of Spain

Seville : Artistic capital of Spain

Sevilla, Andalusía, Spain 🇪🇸


According to legend, Seville, one of the most popular destinations in Europe, was founded by the Tartessians around the 8th century BC, under the name of Ispal or Spal (according to Latin sources).  This city with a prestigious past is endowed with a rich artistic heritage. For this reason, Seville is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe. Its monuments, the many artists who were born or worked there, its glorious history, its traditional festivals, but also its climate, contribute to its fame.

Lucifer : gateway to paradise

Lucifer : gateway to paradise

Stoneham, Québec, Canada  🇨🇦


Plant with bulb of exotic allure, whose bloom of a bright red occurs in the middle of the summer. Its red flowers are known to attract hummingbirds.   I am very proud to observe my lucifers growing in my lawn adjacent to home's entrance. In addition to being photogenic, this plant will enhance the look of any flowered and will fill you with energy as you pass by.

Turquoise Lakes of the Andes Cordillera

Turquoise Lakes of the Andes Cordillera

Santa Cruz, Huaraz, Peru 🇵🇪


In love, the one who is healed first is always the best healed. The best way to heal yourself is still to act as if you are healed.  Only the senses can heal the soul, just as only the soul can heal the senses.

White mood of the Yellow River

White mood of the Yellow River

Notre-Dame-des-Laurentides, Québec, Canada 🇨🇦


I took this picture at the risk of my life and my camera, during the first snowfall in November 2020. With both feet half in the water and my fingers well frozen, I managed to take some nice long shots that always compensate for the suffering of the cold temperatures. The first snowfall is always the most amazing, it is unfortunate that this naked avoidance doesn't last so long.