Northern Lights


Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Last month, my ultimate goal was to catch the Northern Lights. Unfortunately, I didn't have much luck. After 2 nights of chasing the mysterious phenomenon, this is all I could capture on my camera.  I'm going to book another trip soon and make sure I catch it next time!!!



Saturday, November 26, 2011

Elysia, aka Seung-Ah, came home from her soccer practice right before the photo session.  I was concerned about her being tired after running around for an hour, but her mom said "It's okay. Don't worry, she's always full of energy!" And she was absolutely right.  Seung-Ah ran around her back yard with her soccer ball, climbed her playground set, jumped up and down the steps and even moved her toy car after she rode it every time.  I was stunned that a 2 year old could have so much strength and stamina.  I think she's going to be one athlete when she grows up.

Vik, Iceland


Vik is a small town on the southern coast of Iceland, 2.5 hrs southeast of the capital Reykjavik.  Iceland doesn't have many roads and their highway Rt 1 is a two-way street that goes around the entire country.  The landscape on the way to Vik was so surreal that it didn't feel like a real place but a 2-dimensional painting.  Near Vik is Dyrhólaey, a famous black sand beach with a rock arch.  It was dark and stormy when we arrived but I stood patiently on the cliff and waited for the right moment… And the sun finally broke through the clouds! While waiting I did almost get swallowed by the crashing waves. Yikes!  On the way back to Reykjavik, I saw some Icelandic horses grazing at the foot of some beautiful mountains.  These horses are so friendly that you can just hop on and ride them for an hour, and return them to the wild afterwards when you're done.  I really love their funky hair!



This is the most amazing place I've ever been to.  The landscapes in this country are just mind blowing.  It doesn't quite feel like a different country; it feels like different planet.  Words cannot describe. You just need to go to this place in person.  From the milky Blue Lagoon, to the famous Geysir that erupts every 10 minutes, the no-man's land between the European and North American continent, and the amazing hot dogs with gravy that I still crave everyday...  I've only just arrived home and I am already planning my next trip back.

Stockholm, Sweden


Friday, November 25, 2011

Around Stockholm...
(Gamla Stan, Skeppsholmen, Södermalm, Djurgården)

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