In Alaska, autumn was over by August...I am migrating south, where I can see and feel the sun and its warmth.
I have been on the road. The photos above are some of the places where I stopped to stretch my tired body, breathe in fresh air, walk around, admire the mountains, sit by a lake, rest under a tall redwood tree, daydream...and act like a 10 year old girl around baby dwarf goats.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Sunday, July 1, 2012
Beautiful day in the arctic
Midnight sun on summer solstice
Migrating caribou herd
A herd of musk ox (with babies!) came over to my house one day.
Cute little guy :)
Saturday, June 30, 2012
I am now in the arctic coast of Alaska, just 5 miles away from the Arctic Ocean. In polar bear country! Here, I experienced -65°F (with windchill, it feels like -85°F) and lived without the sun for too long...Summer is here (finally!) and I have been enjoying the continuous daylight (the sun never sets from May to August). The photo above was taken on summer solstice, about 200 miles south of where I live and work. In a couple weeks, I will be heading south once again for a new adventure.
Sunday, March 4, 2012
This restaurant serves meatballs, chicken, duck, fried noodles, and ice cram.
Boys at the mosque on a Friday afternoon.
Tsunami Museum in Aceh, Sumatra
Breakfast with Mei, Elly, and Dita. Bogor, Java.
Saturday, January 21, 2012
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Ninth-century Hindu temple near Prambanan.
Borobudur, ninth-century Mahayana Buddhist Monument. I've wanted to come here for a long time.
On the bus, near Yogyakarta.
Charcoal in coffee. Yogyakarta.
Crater Lake, Kawah Ijen.
Sweet Leni, cutest girl in the whole wide world. Senaru, Lombok.
Climbing Gunung Rinjani (my little yellow tent on the left). I was surrounded by monkeys.
One of my neighbors on Rinjani. Stefan from Switzerland.
Post-hike beverage. Rice wine from Senaru, sold in reused plastic water bottle.
Siblings in Kuta, Lombok.
Friday, January 13, 2012
Thursday, January 12, 2012
Goodies from aunt Toshie's organic garden! I am grateful that we are able to eat delicious and nutritious fruits and vegetables that are uncontaminated, free of pesticides and free of radiation! 幸せ者です、私。