Dec 06, 2016 – [Tuesday] Black & White: High point

Isle of Mull, Scotland, taken on June 13, 2015

The Isle of Mull has some of the most amazing landscapes in Scotland. I rented an electric bike and cycled the top portion of the island, a journey that took 8 hours but was very, very worth the time and effort. At one point I felt like I was climbing a hill for more than an eternity without a summit to be seen and I was running out of breath while all of a sudden, I was there – at the top. Of course I had to take time to rest and enjoy the scenery. A luxurious breath of fresh air later, I was ready and on the bike again – time to freewheel down the hill and reap the reward of the climb! (See the original photo in colour.)

Jul 13, 2016 – [Wednesday] Travel Favs: On the road

Isle of Skye, Scotland, taken on July 1, 2016

The photos from Skye keep coming because it is just such a photogenic place! Isle of Skye means “the isle of mist”, and misty it was (occasionally) when our group took a tour around the island with Stuart from Misty Isle Tours. Driving over hills and valleys and passing by little villages on the road was certainly a good way to experience this wonderful Scottish isle!

Jul 06, 2016 – [Wednesday] Travel Favs: Beinn na Caillich

Isle of Skye, Scotland, taken on July 1, 2016

I can’t get enough of photos from Skye and this is the third one in a row. After searching on Google Maps and checking the corresponding time that the photo was taken, I have reasons to believe that the mountains seen here are known as Beinn na Caillich, the “red hills” of the Cuillin mountain ranges. While the Black Cuillin was more majestic and dramatic, I quite liked the gentle curves of the Red Cuillin. One also wonders…why is it bald?!

Mar 02, 2016 – [Wednesday] Travel Favs: Iceland

Iceland, taken on January 26, 2014

Iceland is my favourite place ever and I fell in love with it even before the plane landed for the first time. Upon approaching the island, the amazing landscape captivated me from outside the window – barren and isolated were the feelings that this land first gave me. Who would have thought that even so, I would come to love this magical country so much… ❤

Dec 23, 2015 – [Wednesday] Travel Favs: Taking off

Hong Kong, China, taken on December 22, 2015

Right before taking off from Hong Kong to Siem Reap yesterday, the plane stopped at the perfect spot for me to witness the opening of the sky to let the sun out. The gigantic rays illuminated the layered mountains, and if you look carefully, you could even see the cable cars of Ngong Ping 360 on the right!