My South America Trip #15 – Torres del Paine, Patagonian Chile

Torres del Paine, Chile – highlight of my trip to South America Photo Credit:  PC Torres del Paine is a national park in the Extreme South region of Patagonian Chile. It is located in the southern tiers of the Andes and features mountains, lakes and glaciers. The Torres del Paine (Spanish for “Towers of Paine” and “Paine” is the old indigenous name for the…

Llama’s gaze

From my blogger friend Musiqdragonfly…to my travel friends. Aren’t they lovely?

My South America Trip #13 – Bariloche (Part IV) – Victoria Island and Arrayanes National Park

Photo Credit:  PC After having some fun time on Cau Cau with the sea-gulls, we landed at Victoria Island and visited the Arrayanes National Park. While looking for some information about this site, I found this blog which describes beautifully the Victoria Island and the Arrayanes National Park. http://www.sayhueque.com/argentinatravel/bariloche-victoria-island/ “The island was severely deforested for…

My South America Trip #11 – Bariloche (Part 2), “Little Switzerland”, Argentina – Circuito Chico Tour, including Liao Liao Hotel Area

In Part 2 of Bariloche, I would like to introduce the Liao-Liao Hotel Area which is a very famous resort area in Argentina. The Liao Liao Hotel is located in the tourist resort of San Carlos de Bariloche within the province of Río Negro, Argentina. This famous hotel is situated in the foothills of the Andes on a hill between the Moreno Lake and Nahuel Huapi lakes.  The name Bariloche comes…

My South America Trip #10 – Bariloche (Part 1), Argentina

San Carlos de Bariloche, usually known as Bariloche, is a delightful lakeside town nestled in the Argentine Lake District.  This region, called “Little Switzerland”, is renowned for its snow-capped volcanoes, glittering emerald lakes, imposing waterfalls, deep woodland meadows and navigable blue rivers.  We only stayed here for two nights, but were able to see some of…

Christ the Redeemer again, and “Corcovado” (Quiet Nights)

Thanks to my friend  musicdragonfly‘s comments on my last post about  Christ the Redeemer.   She introduced to us this song “Corcovado” which is the name of the mountain where the statue stands.  The viewing platform at its peak was where I did those shots of the view of Rio in my last post.  I am…

A Word A Week Photo Challenge: Round

This post is in response to A Word in your Ear’s A Word A Week Photo Challenge: Round Below are some of the images I took that are “round”.  They are mainly my travel photos or food pictures.  Nothing is really significant.  Just for fun.  My most favorite is the Coconut drink that I just tried…

My South America Trip #6 – Sambadrome, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Cariocas Rio de Janeiro is a very beautiful city.  In my last post I have introduced to you the two world-famous beaches Copacabana Beach and Ipanema Beach.  The beaches are crowded with beautiful men and women, sunbathing and enjoying life.  The native inhabitants of Rio known as Cariocas,  are very friendly, pleasant to work with,  love to…

Weekly Photo Challenge – My 2012 in Pictures

This post is in response to the Weekly Photo Challenge: my 2012 in pictures. In 2012, I have adopted a new hobby and a new passion:  Blogging!  The slideshow below shows all the six active blogs that I created in 2012 on WordPress.  You can see the captions and a short description in each picture. In…

The Illuminating Blogger Award – Another Year-End Award. Thank You!

The Illuminating Blogger Award Today, I received another Year-End Award which is a pleasant surprise to me.   I would like to thank Snigdha for nominating me for the Illuminating Blogger Award.  Please check out Snigdha‘s Blog which is indeed illuminating.  Right from the start of my blogging history, I have been following Snigdha for her travel experience.  Her recent post…

Year-End Awards – thank you, my blogging friends!

Wonderful Team Member Readership Award I just came back from a fun trip to South America.  I am working very hard to get my photos ready for posting in my travel websites and hopefully to include some of them in my blogs.  Right before my trip, I was so honored to receive a nomination for…

Reader Appreciation Award

sued51 has nominated my blog for the Reader Appreciation Award.  The title of her blog is very lovely: Last Train to QVille A Wonderful Place to Visit. sued51 loves to read and write.  We got to know each other’s blog as we both participated in the Weekly Photo Challenge, which gives us a chance to know a lot…

Weekly Photo Challenge – Renewal

This post is in response to the  Weekly Photo Challenge : Renewal. This picture was taken in July this year when we had a family reunion on a cruise to Alaska.  Specifically, we went that day to Skagway, and took a train ride up the White Pass.  You may recognize that this photo is quite…

Weekly Travel Theme – Bright

This post is in response to the Weekly Travel Theme: Bright. My interpretation is “what makes your day bright? ”  The  beautiful flowers in these pictures?  A window with an ocean view ?  The beautiful design of the ceiling of the Bellagio Hotel?  Or a piece of fantastic artwork “Breathing flower” in front of San Francisco…

The Unbelievable Cappadocia (by Nathan)

Originally posted on 4 feet 2 mouths:
Sunrise hot air balloons in Cappadocia Want to see a place that is magical, astonishing and entirely unbelievable? Visit Cappadocia in central Turkey for one out-of-this-world experience.  Spectacular land formations converge with exemplary culture for an experience of a lifetime. Colorful Turkish carpets Göreme rock tower and former home Sizzling…