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Weekly Photo Challenge: Earth

Lauterbrunnen Valley
Location: Lauterbrunnen Valley, Switzerland

I’ve been to many places in the world, but the Alps hold a special place for me. While many are attracted to the beach and the sea, I’m more of an earth person.

I love to hike. I’m drawn to the mountains and the spectacular views that they provide. Funny, but it could be attributed to my Neanderthal ancestry. According to a recent DNA test, it’s measured at 3.2% which ranks in the 99th percentile among the population tested.

Hiking is one of the simplest of pleasures. It shouldn’t be intimidating in the least.

Perhaps this poem by Yang Sa-eon (1517-1584) that I saw at the Korean exhibit in the National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C. can inspire you:

The mountain may be high,
But it is still below heaven.
Climb and climb again;
Everyone can reach the summit.
Only the man who never tried
Insists the mountain is high.

I think the best strategy is to choose a trail that you’re comfortable with and start walking putting one foot in front of the other. You’d find the journey is its own reward.

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May 6, 2016 at 5:36 pm 12 comments

Weekly Photo Challenge: Future

Wild Flowers
Location: Lauterbrunnen Valley, Switzerland

I took this picture of wild flowers to remind me of a future, that ten years ago, I couldn’t even imagine. It was hiking in the Lauterbrunnen Valley in Switzerland in 2014. It was a great experience that I would always cherish. Needless to say, I expect more trails to explore before I finally go to sleep.

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April 8, 2016 at 11:49 pm 6 comments

Wordless Wednesday: I’m Curious Yellow

yellow flowers
Location: Lauterbrunnen Valley, Switzerland

June 22, 2015 at 1:54 pm 6 comments

weekly photo challenge: depth

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the trümmelbach falls are one of the natural wonders in the world. they are located in the lauterbrunnen valley in switzerland. i was fortunate to see these subterranean waterfalls up close and personal when i was in the area last summer.

hidden inside the mountain, the falls start 459 feet above and are comprised of 10 separate waterfalls. a lift and several tunnels, stairs and walkways lead to different viewpoint areas where you can witness the awesome power of melted ice water roaring down at 5,000 gallons per second.

i found some areas were dimly-lit and slippery so extreme caution must be observed when visiting. a raincoat would be nice, too, if you don’t want to get wet. suit yourself. it’s just won’t be fun anymore.

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January 30, 2015 at 5:09 pm 18 comments

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i have hated the words and i have loved them, and i hope i have made them right.

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