When writing my previous post on Egypt, I came to realize the significance of the Great River Nile, and how lucky I am for living in or near its watershed for the last few years. The Nile is the longest river in the world, and carries paramount importance both in history and presence for much […]Read more "The Three Niles"
There are 19 species of penguins living in the southern hemisphere, and don’t ask me which kind of penguins are the cutest – they are all equally cute! On my recent trip to the Chilean Magallanes region, I was presented with two options: seeing the king penguins on Tierra del Fuego, or the magellanic penguins in Magdalena Island. But this is the second time I am visiting penguins. I can’t help but to compare them with their close relatives, the Cape penguins in Cape Town, South Africa.Read more "Penguins, penguins everywhere!"
And then, the total eclipse happened. We crossed from a cloudless, hot, lovely Pacific Northwest August morning to the chilling night within a matter of seconds. It is one of the most magical moments I have ever experienced, one that cannot be described by words. – Corvallis, Oregon. August 21, 2017.Read more "Oregon Total Solar Eclipse"
Victoria Falls, or Mosi-oa-Tunya, The Smoke That Thunders, saddling between Zimbabwe and Zambia, is the largest waterfalls in the world. On the Zimbabwe side, the Victoria Falls National Park situates on the cliff that is facing directly across the Falls line. Supposedly there are 16 viewpoints point, stretching around 1.5 km or 3/4 of the […]Read more "Victoria Falls"
About three months ago, in July 2015, I set out to climb a small hill in Norway. The journey started with a flight to Sweden, followed by a meet-up in Stockholm and city walking tour with a good friend, two more flights to Norway, a four hour ferry ride, two hour of hiking, six hours […]Read more "A Summer of Midnight Sun"