February 4, 2013

~ Last day in Paradise ~

It was 11 at night and we were leaving this beautiful island 6 hours later. My wife and I just sat there looking at the stars while the camera captured this frame for 11 minutes. All good things must come to and end, but there's always a next time! :)

October 31, 2012

~ To the jetty ~

This is the only way in and out of Paradise Island, Maldives. It was blazing hot that day but I just did not want to miss the opportunity to photograph the awesome blue colors. Soon me and my wife were back in the comfort of the room :)

October 28, 2012

~ Good morning! ~

On the 2nd day of our honeymoon, my wife and I came out of our room in the morning and realized that we had the whole beach to ourselves! We spent 5 minutes there sipping coffee and jumped in the sea for a much more more exciting activity - snorkling! (Photo shot using a tripod)

Good times! :)

October 24, 2012

~ The mini island ~

Going around Paradise Island in Maldives, we found another mini island (surprise!). I just could not resist asking my wife to go across and do a jump shot. But we did not do many photos (the jump could've been better) because of the unbearable heat. Minutes later we cooled off by jumping in the shallow water in front.

October 21, 2012

~ Welcome to Paradise! ~

Shot minutes after reaching Paradise Island Resort and Spa in Maldives. Me and my wife spent 5 memorable days here on our honeymoon.

October 18, 2012

~ Maldives - the blue world ~

One of the 1000+ islands in Maldives, which consists of 1,192 coral islands grouped in a double chain of 26 atolls, along the north-south direction, spread over roughly 90,000 square kilometres (35,000 sq mi), making this one of the world's most dispersed countries.

October 13, 2012

~ The not-so-easy descend ~

Going downhill is supposed to be easy, mostly. The 4 hours downhill trek from Thorong La pass to Muktinath was however anything but easy. Maybe it would have had been easy if we had not woken up at 2am and already walked for 8 hours straight!

October 7, 2012

~ The unlikely businesswoman ~

She has a tea shop in the middle of nowhere on the Annapurna Circuit trail. She had trouble doing calculations but it was in her best interest to serve the customers properly. I forgot to ask her name!

October 5, 2012

~ Lost ~

A man (possibly) looks for fossils in Kali Gandaki river, close to Kagbeni. The unique fossile stones are found all over shops and on the trial sold roughly for $5-$20.

October 2, 2012

To Thorong La pass (5416 m)

The thin air and low oxygen level makes it so much more difficult to trek to Thorong La pass - the world's largest pass. This was no doubt the most difficult day of the Annapurna Circuit trek.

September 30, 2012

The Wild Wild East

He's a Russian friend and believe it or not his name is Snake! Well, that's not his name on his passport, but he's been called Snake since his childhood. In this photo, Snake looks at the magnificant valley of Manang and Mustang, which resembles that of the wild wild west. This photo is also a reminder that Snake completed the whole Annapurna Circuit trek wearing crocs sandles!

September 28, 2012


This photo was shot at a monastary in Kagbeni, Nepal. A child monk looked at the camera and at the right time did "Namaste". I couldn't have asked for a better timing and better lighting condition! This is one of my favorite shots from the trip.

September 25, 2012


The dream-like village Kagbeni which lies in between Muktinath and Jomsom in the Annapurna Circuit trek.  Administratively, Kagbeni is a Village Development Committee in Mustang District in the Dhawalagiri Zone of northern Nepal.

September 23, 2012

The holy walk

A sadhu walks towards Kagbeni from Muktinath, a 3 hours hike. Muktinath is a sacred place both for Hindus and Buddhists located in Muktinath Valley at an altitude of 3,710 meters at the foot of the Thorong La mountain pass.

September 21, 2012

Watching the Milky Way

Alex tries to capture the starry night while Heleana is on the floor marveling the amazing sky. Alex had head lamps on and because of the long exposure, it looks like he just landed from outer space! :)