04 October 2010

US West Coast Trip 2010: Yosemite National Park

4 hours drive from San Francisco city center, Yosemite National Park is a World Heritage Site.  

Excerpts from Wikipedia:

“Yosemite is internationally recognized for its spectacular granite cliffs, waterfalls, clear streams, Giant Sequoia groves, and biological diversity

We took a tour from San Francisco, costs USD$130 per pax (excluding tips). Expensive right?! What to do, its quite far and its certainly dangerous for us to drive all the way up to the mountain.

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The sky was really BLUE that day, I love the formation of clouds…Amazing!

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After the long drive, we were almost there!

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Check out the waterfall from afar! picture perfect with the burst of cloud at the top right corner of the picture!

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Upon arrival, we were left to explore the park on our own!

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We were in a forest! So rare for me to go into a forest!

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Our next destination was to get to the bottom of IT! the waterfall of course!

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Some introduction before reaching the waterfall


There we were! This picture was taken using my old camera as I cannot risk my DSLR! The water from the waterfall kept splashing towards us!


We thought that it was cold in the woods, turned out that it was HOT that day! wrong guess on our part

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Yosemite is also home to some cute animals !IF you look very carefully in this picture, you will be able to spot a deer! Tell me if you can spot it!

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attempted artistic shot using my Canon, can you tell the effects on the water?

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we had to walk 30mins to get to this beautiful lake

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so picturesque

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I enjoyed our day in Yosemite National Park very much even though I am not too much of an outdoor person! If you have extra time in San Francisco, I would recommend you going for this excursion!

12 September 2010

The beauty of Telaga Warna Lake, Yogyakarta , Indonesia

These pictures were taken in November last year when I went to Yogyakarta. The scenery here is so amazing. We booked a driver to go up to this Lake, it is about 2.5 hours away drive from the town center.

Pictures say a thousand words………These were taken before I’ve gotten my DSLR.





So peaceful and calming…..all the troubles and sorrows will be gone, taking all these in…

03 September 2010

US West Coast Trip 2010: Golden Gate Bridge~

This is the most well known landmark of San Francisco.

According to Wikipedia:

“It connects the city of San Francisco on the northern tip of the San Francisco Peninsula to Marin County.”

Of course we couldn’t miss this!

We chose Crissy Field for our 1st photo stop!


Deng Deng….It was a sunny day but the wind was so strong!


amazing blue sky! too bad I don’t have a wide angle lens, this is as wide as my 18-55mm goes…


the scenery just looks so unreal


A dog walker having fun with the doggies, priceless moment


Told you it was windy!


Group photo No.1


Group Photo No.2


Bro did a jump! but he blocked part of the Bridge haha

We can’t get enough of the Bridge and we proceeded to drive to a spot nearer to it, Vista Point!


much nearer now!


this is a really good spot to take picture!


Where we were at!


You can also have the perfect sea view!


J and I

Later on we also drove past the bridge!


The Golden Gate Bridge is really breathtakingly beautiful!!! I absolutely adore it!

After writing this post and seeing those pictures again, I am missing San Francisco again, hope to go there again soon!

Have an amazing weekend peeps!!!

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25 August 2010

US West Coast Trip 2010: Lombard Street, San Francisco

Lombard Street is the crookedest street ever in San Francisco. This street is a MUST visit for all tourists.

According to Wikipedia, it is famous for having a steep, one-block section that consists of tighthairpin turns.

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see? so many tourists! so hard to take a picture without anyone in it!


this time less tourists, but one pretty girl in my photo!

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Friendly tourists waving to me while I took this photo

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spotted these cute rides!

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The houses on Lombard Street are beautiful…



fantastic view of the city from Lombard Street

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love the summer flowers too!


Mom loves it!


acting cool in process!


Group photo!

Coming up next: The most important landmark in San Francisco, the San Francisco Bridge!!!

Weekend soon, have fun and remember to visit again!

18 August 2010

US West Coast Trip 2010: Fisherman’s Whaft, San Francisco

We went to see sea lion today at Pier 39, Fisherman’s Whaft!

It was so windy there!

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Can you spot them now!

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close up for your viewing pleasure


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These sea lions are so lazy! refused to move their ass and do some performance for us!

Pier 39 is a popular tourist spot as there are shops, restaurants, a video arcade, street performances, an interpretive center for the Marine Mammal Center, the Aquarium of the Bay, virtual 3D rides, and views of California sea lions hauled out on docks on Pier 39's marina.

Some other sights from Pier 39:

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attempted artistic shot

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Mom loves California berries!

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Alcatraz Island across

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seagull flying high above the sky, the sky is so blue, I guarantee no editing is done!



Me all wrapped up because it was too chilly! Love the cute sign behind me!

There are still so many things from my trip to share with you guys!

Be patient with me  please :)