Ranu Kumbolo: a Glimpse of Paradise Before the Throne of the Gods

Being the tallest volcano is the island of Java, of course I have heard of Mount Semeru so many times. The mighty peak of Mahameru which literally translate into the the peak of the Gods surely gives out chill and excitement for beginner and experienced hikers alike. I was indeed challenged but I knew I…

The sun about to rise in Sarangkot

Pokhara was so hazy the whole time we were there, that we could not see the Himalayan peaks from the city. Bummer.  There were only one chance when the haze lifted and Machapuchare was vaguely seen from our hostel balcony. The haze made it like a shadowy giant looming from afar… daunting, but very beautiful…

My First Nepal Trekking

I went to Nepal earlier this May and took this photo I love so much. When everything looked so right together… rugged prayer flags, vibrant red flowers, pastel brick wall and a white window of a shack somewhere in the Annapurna Base Camp Trek. This is maybe not a picture of glorious Himalayan peaks but…