Snow Happy

What’s a better way to celebrate Christmas than spending time with friends on the slopes of Snowbird, Utah? I can’t think of any. I haven’t been snowboarding since the 2012 season, and had never flown to a mountain to spend the entire weekend. Snowbird has consistently ranked the second best and most difficult ski area in North […]

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My photo is published as Fodor’s book cover

9780804142021_p0_v1_s260x420My photo of the Grand Prismatic Spring in Yellowstone National Park is featured on the cover of Fodor’s The Complete Guide to the National Parks of the West! :DDD

And here is the original photo on Flickr. In order to reach the higher ground to snap this shot we had to climb up to an “off limit” little hill. I remembered the hike was quite fun and exciting, and it definitely pays off as well.

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Milarepa Monastery

milarepa monastery, originally uploaded by Xuan Rosemanios. Milarepa is one of the largest Kagyupa (the White School, Tibetan: བཀའ་བརྒྱུད) monasteries in Tibet. Kagyupa is among the four main disciplines of Tibetan buddhism, the other three being Gelugpa (Yellow School), Nyingmapa (Red School) and Sakyapa (Flower School). The namesake of the monastery, Jetsun Milarepa c. 1052 […]

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En Route in Gannan

untitled, originally uploaded by Xuan Rosemanios. I don’t know why I adore this frame. It’s out of focus, heavily scratched, through a dirty minibus window. I was soaking wet and felt terribly awful. Doesn’t matter. It’s still the best memoir for me, reminds me of Iceland, of Sigur Rós, of my dearest friends, of that […]

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It’s Breakfast Time in Langmusi

good morning langmusi, originally uploaded by Xuan Rosemanios. It was seven in the morning, and the town was gradually indulged into the breakfast smoke. The stupa in the middle is Kirti Monastery, and the little green tower to the left belongs to a mosque. Beyond lies the holy mountain and holy forest. Langmusi (Tatsang Lhamo […]

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