New Zealand – Part 2.1: Kepler Track

<- Previous | NZ | Next -> Registration A week prior to our flight to New Zealand, I checked the three days weather forecast for Auckland: rain, rain, and rain. Then I checked Queenstown, again it was rain, rain and rain. Since Milford region is known to be among the wettest in New Zealand, I…

Coyote Gulch

Last week, Tricia and I took a 3 days 2 nights camping trip in Coyote Gulch in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. We were blown away by the unique landscape every step of the way in this park. I hope my photos come close to showcase its breathtaking natural beauty.

Chapter 1: Hello Chengdu!

I don’t recognize much of this city anymore- its streets, its skyline, and its people have all transformed while I was away. But I recognize this feeling in me and the accent, a distinctive type of flat-toned sichuanese dialect with a laid-back speech pattern and drawn out vowels that are uniquely Chengduren….

Day 8: Kala Patthar

Day 8 marks the highest point we reached in our trek: 18,514 feet or 5,644m. Say hi to Everest!

Day 6: Cho La Pass

Our toughest day on this trek. It was a bit scary at times. I am thankful to have gone through it safely and get to blog about the experience.