Back to Ubud with my beautiful darlings, the original one whom I came here with 7 years back and for the first time my precious little Chloe. It's grown to be quite crowded, it seems, but fortunately, we still got to find our tranquil little piece of heaven at our resort, the Chedi club. Beautifully landscaped gardens, wide open padi fields, splendid pool villa - it's the perfect place for some serious family bonding. Now that we've savored it, it's time to find the next novel family travel experience!
Thursday, December 24, 2015
Paradise found! Stunning scenery, amazing yet healthy food - If South Island is supposed to be even prettier than North Island, I really can't imagine what it can be like, and I certainly will go see it for myself. The 'little' road incident aside, this has been a nature lover's dream... from the 19.4km Tongariro Alpine crossing hike, our drives and cruise in the Coromandel Peninsula, my solo exploration at Rotorua and Waitomo, and most spectacular of all - 'the Shire'.... couldn't ask for more in a short 6 day trip. Believe it - NZ really lives up to the hype.
The start of the mighty Alpine Crossing Trek
In search of Mount Doom
Spectacular Green Lakes with Snow
On the way down with Lake Taupo in the horizon
Spectacular coastal scenery in the Coromandel Peninsula
Seascape dotted with tiny little Islands
Cathedral Cove from our sea expedition
Artist's Palette at Waiotapu
Beautifully clear pools at Whakarewarewa Redwoods Park
Beautiful Hobbiton, the highlight of the trip
Fanboy's dream - the peaceful Shire
Wednesday, September 02, 2015
The Datai Langkawi - a beautiful resort nestled in a tropical rainforest with easy access to the just as pretty Datai Bay. More than just the architecture or setting, it's the magical experience that truly sets it apart. From the divine spa where relaxing massages are done accompanied by the sounds of nature, (calling birds, babbling stream, lapping waves) to the close proximity one gets to the abundant wildlife right out of our villa, (Macaque Monkeys, Dusky Leaf Monkeys, Hornbills, Squirrels) I couldn't have asked for a better place to bond over conversations around nature with my inquisitive little princess... *sigh*... I miss this place already...
Main Pool at the Datai
Lots of cute little frogs at the lily pond in their main lobby
Our rainforest villa with the balcony facing the stream
Wide swathes of beach at Datai Bay
View out into some of the other Langkawi Islands
Magic moment captured
Monday, May 18, 2015
Back for the 3rd year in Hawaii, and staying in Maui once again, this trip was meant for our l'il darling…
Beautiful, comfortable accomodations both at Oahu (Hyatt Regency Waikiki) and Maui (Fairmont Kea Lani), all sporting great views of the sea, we had a good time bonding not just as a little family, but with friends as well. Daddy and Mama both got to take turns to enjoy the Grand Wailea spa (the Hawaiin bath was divine), and Daddy managed to even take a spectacular sunrise tour. Not sure when we'll ever be back again, but these sweet memories we'll hold close to our hearts… Hawaii… I've come to love you more and more!
Our view of the Ocean at the Hyatt Regency Waikiki
Break of Dawn at Haleakala
The Glorious Sun illuminating the earth
Lapping waves at the Wailea Beach
Restaurant with a view at the Grand Wailea
Our l'il Darling enjoying the Maui Sun, Sand & Sea...
Not too much to show for this short 4D3N getaway based out of Taipei in Feb, 'less I want to make this a food post. Nevertheless, it was really enjoyable: great(and reasonably-priced) food, excellent customer service, easy to get around, and cool weather. We'll be back in Nov for part two!
Golden Waterfall near Jiufen
Monday, December 29, 2014
Relaxing family trip (+ Terence & family) in Spring (November) at Perth, we spent 3 nights at the Settler's Rest Farmstay (the highlight), and 3 nights at Perth City.
Not many travel photos to show for, but tons of the activities there, which will give us beautiful memories for years to come. Our princess had a blast: running around in wide-open spaces, the experience with the animals (petting, feeding, chasing, collecting eggs), playing with the older kids, plucking and eating strawberries, and all the ice-creams and chocolates that she got to indulge in.
Good company, good climate, a daughter beaming with happiness... what more can a father ask for?
Tuesday, September 02, 2014
Saturday, August 16, 2014
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#donkey #horse #cow #pashminagoat #yak #hare #himalayan marmot #tibetanwildass #bactriancamel #bactrianmagpie #commonquail #pigeon
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#adventure #spectacularbeauty #awesomeness
Spectacular flight over the Himalayan Kingdom of Ladakh
Closeup of the Snow Mountain Ranges
City as seen from Leh Palace
River flowing with history - The Indus
Donkeys and cows grazing on pasture
Long & perilous drives through the mountains
Double humped Bactrian Camels ready for riding on the Dunes
Sunset over the remote Nubra Valley
Tso Kiagar - Prelude to Tso Moriri
Korzok - Village at the edge of civilization
Picture of Peace and Tranquility
Cultivation at 4595m above sea level
Sacred lake to the Ladakhis
The Famous Pangong Tso, shared between India & Tibet
Blue in all its different shades
A fitting end to a Beautiful Journey