Entries by Kelvin

Beijing: Day 3

February 7th, 2012 We jumped on the metro for the Summer Palace.  After a quick transfer (Subway Line 1 to Line 4) and a 40 minute journey, we concluded that personal space was obviously defined differently in Beijing.  Avoid travelling around morning rush hour on the subway because I was simultaneously the big spoon and the […]

Beijing: Day 2

February 6th, 2012 We had a late start since we were exhausted from our flights.  On this chilly breezy day we began our adventure to Wangfujing by foot and it was our first run-in with the infamous Beijing smog.  I knew we were lucky because the smog was quite mild and only distant buildings were obscured […]

Beijing: Day 1

February 5th After a tiring long distance flight we arrived at Beijing international airport.  Our flight with Air China was uneventful but unlike my wife I can never get any sleep on the plane.  We rushed through customs and met up with my mother who insisted to be our guide around Beijing (She had been […]

A Magical Paradise Called Iceland

I don’t even remember why I wanted to go to Iceland in the first place (I wanted to go even before I picked up photography). To be honest I think Iceland caught my attention simply because I wanted to go somewhere different. Fast forward 10 years, I finally went ahead and googled this random rock in […]

Iceland: Day 10

September 20 (Cloudy) As if Iceland was thank-ing us for visiting, last night we were greeted with another brilliant display of Aurora Borealis.  It was so intense we were able to see the light show clearly even with Reykjavik’s “light pollution”! (I’ve lived in major cities my entire life and I don’t really consider light pollution unless […]

Iceland: Day 9

September 19 (Sunny) The excursion to Landmannalaugar was another highlight of the trip and I am glad we decided to make the trek out there.  It was indeed a very long day-trip as we spent 13 hours driving and hiking through the mountains. From Vik we turned onto route 208 where the road shortly turned into F208. […]

Iceland: Day 8

September 18 (Sunny) We had driven many many kilometers around the ring road of Iceland and we were heading back to the starting point more than a week ago: the Capital City of Reykjavik.  We arrived a day early than we had originally planned because of the closure of the interior highlands.  We were faced with a dilemma: […]

Iceland: Day 7

September 17 (Snow, rain, sun) Today’s itinerary was epic in terms of the numbers of stops and the distance covered. I drove from northern Iceland all the way to the west which was estimated to take 7-9 hours by Google Maps (parts of which in terrible icy conditions).  The reason why I decided to drive to the Snaefellsness Peninsula […]

Iceland: Day 6

September 16 (Snow) Today’s weather forecast was more of the same: snow and rain with brief periods of blue skies.  Why did I even bother looking up the weather forecast anymore?  We experienced every type of weather possible daily anyways.  However a couple of things were certain: 1) Waterfall gods despised us since the weather was […]

Iceland: Day 5

September 15 (Sunny, misty, snowed, then crazy rain) This was what I woke up to!  The rain clouds disappeared overnight and we were welcomed by rainbows!  Needless to say we spent our morning photographing Jokulsarlon and the surroundings… also had a hot breakfast at the exact gift shop where we had dinner last night (so […]