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Archive for February 2011

Photo Spot 58: Kobuk Valley National Park – Great Sand Dunes

Kobuk Valley National Park is located in Northwestern Arctic Alaska, entirely above the Arctic Circle. It has the distinction of being the least visited of the 58 US National Parks. Following our summer 2001 trip to Lake Clark National Park, the expedition to Kobuk Valley National park in 2002 was the first wilderness trip that […]

Penang, Malaysia

Because of the weather in Ko Phi-Phi, I decided to shorten the stay in Thailand and spend more time in the cities of Malaysia. Rainy weather isn’t great for photographing (or even enjoying) tropical islands, but it doesn’t matter that much in a city, if you are concentrating on architecture and people. The next stop […]

Photo Spot 57: National Park of American Samoa – Siu Point, Ta’u Island

The National Park of American Samoa is located in the South Pacific, in the Southern Hemisphere, right in the center of Polynesia, making it the most remote of the 58 National Parks. Its slightly different name (not “American Samoa National Park”) reflects on its status: The National Park of American Samoa is situated on a […]

Photo spot 56: Cuyahoga Valley National Park – Kendall Lake

Cuyahoga National Park preserves a small section of rural landscape along the Cuyahoga River between the two large cities of Akron and Cleveland in Ohio. Like for Black Canyon of the Gunnison, I visited Cuyahoga late because it had just been designated a National Park the year before. At first, expecting the traditional terrain of […]

Happy Year of the Rabbit

As a multicultural family, we get to celebrate twice as many occasions ! Today is the lunar new year. We wish you and all your loved ones a year of the rabbit (cat for the Vietnamese !) full of happiness, health, prosperity, and success.

Ko Phi-Phi Island, Thailand

After Railey, my next stop in southern Thailand was Ko (island) Phi-Phi. I catched a long-tail boat ride at Railey East to the small pier of Ao Nammao. The tour operator with whom I had booked the trip sent a mini-bus – late by almost an hour and again packed to the gills – to […]