Category Archives: Photo Galleries

The Annapurna Circuit, Nepal – A Photo Gallery

As my return back into the digital world after a long hiatus, I bring you the best photos from one of my favorite places in the world. After finishing my work contract in Japan, I set off on a 7-month-long trip around Asia. I traveled to such places as South Korea, Thailand,  Myanmar, Nepal and India (more on these later) Рand I have to say that among them all, Nepal has stolen my heart by a very long mile.

I went on my first trek, a month along the famous Annapurna Circuit. It’s difficult to describe such a place – where the people are so gentle and the land so harsh. But all of it is beautiful. I present to you, Nepal:

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Tilicho Tal, the highest lake in the world at 4920m (16,109 ft)

Tilicho Tal, the highest lake in the world at 4920m (16,109 ft)

The holy Hindu fountains of Muktinath

The holy Hindu fountains of Muktinath

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The winds of the Kaligandaki Valley

Teahouse owners in Tukuche

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They say that you cannot visit Nepal only once. I know I will be going back again and again.


The Three Views of Japan

Among the Japanese, there are three “views” in Japan that are considered the most beautiful.

The first is a group of about 260 islands off of the coast of Miyagi Prefecture called Matsushima. The second is a sandbar in Miyazu bay in the Kyoto prefecture, called Amanohashidate. And the third is a shrine called Itsukushima, better known as Miyajima, located on an island in the Inland Sea of Japan, northwest of Hiroshima Bay.

I recently visited the city of Hiroshima, and made a quick trip to Itsukushima. I want to visit all of these “views” so consider this the first installment.

Itsukushima (Miyajima): (Keep in mind I visited in February)

The Pagoda from town

The famous floating Torii

The shrine

Heading up the mountain

A sign depicting a shrine that cannot be photographed

A protector of buddhism (I like this guy’s face)

Apparently if you turn the prayers they have in the middle of these stairs it is like meditation – and gives you good luck

Blessings for children


Australia: the East Coast Photo Gallery

These are photos of my Australian east coast road trip (with my shiny new camera!)….truly a beautiful country.

Melbourne, Victoria

Yessssss…….

On the beaches of the bay south of Melbourne

The floods begin to creep in…

In the bush…

Geocaching in the Blue Mountains

The Jenolan Caves – the oldest known cave system in the world

In the Blue Mountains, NSW

Sydney, NSW

And of course…

A beach near Coff’s Harbor, NSW

Dangar Falls and Dorrigo, NSW

Cathedral Rock Area, NSW

On top of Cathedral Rock

Coff’s Harbor Light House – most easterly point of Australia

And sailing out to the Great Barrier Reef…

The Great Barrier Reef – and the tragedy of coral bleaching

Bats in Cairns, QLD