A Potpourri of Sky

As I mentioned in earlier post, I traveled during the Holidays in Asia to be with the in-laws. While my output at photography was not prolific, I managed to capture a variety of sky shots. This will serve as a preview for future posts.

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Our first stopover was in Taipei where we spent roughly 36 hours. I find the city very clean, safe, and for lack of better word - user-friendly to travelers. Great food and friendly locals.

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In Bangladesh, we traveled by train for 11 hours to reach the city of Khulna, in the western part of the country, near India. Khulna was our embarkation port for a cruise to Sundarbans National Park. This sunset shot was taken from a moving train.

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We awoke on the last day of the cruise to Sundarbans in heavy fog. Eventually it slowly lifted, but the early morning tranquility as we slowly meandered the river while the entire place was blanketed in heavy fog was a real treat.

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Before going back home, we swung by nearby Bali for some R&R where we went temple hopping and sightseeing.

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Bali was HOT in January and the locals were complaining of lack of rain due to climate change, but on that one particular day, there was some drizzle.

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Comments

  1. I think the 2nd and 3rd ones are my favourite, you got some good photos :-)

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  2. what a wonderful collection. Looks like you had a great time on that journey. The boat picture rally got my attention.

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  3. Hello, pretty scenes and photos from your visit in Asia. The last two are my favorites.
    Happy skywatching, enjoy your weekend!

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  4. All beautiful shots ~ my favorite is the 3rd one with light reflecting on the water ~

    Happy Weekend to you ~ ^_^

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  5. Hi Maria (again). You asked about the beak on the Black Skimmers I showed on my blog. You are right, their lower beak is longer: My bird guide says the bird uses its long lower mandible (beak) to cut through the water and scoop fish. It is the only bird that has a longer lower beak than upper.

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  6. Wow, you went on a far ranging and diverse trip. Great images that you captured for us.

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  7. That's a bunch of great places I'd love to visit - great shots.

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  8. Wow! Nice trip,love the high cliff shot.

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  9. Gorgeous photographs. I found this post from the Skywatch page.

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  10. These are great overview of your travel photos and I look forward to your future posts and photos.

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  11. a great place to watch the sky. But I think the sky has much competition :)

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  12. Very beautiful photos. Reads like it was a wonderful place to visit!

    Alexander
    Alex's World! - http://alex.kakinan.com

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  13. I loooove the one taken from the cruise! It's so calming! :)

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  14. Beautiful pictures ! I think at least the sky is more or less the same in the whole world !

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  15. This surprise trip helped you get some excellent pictures.

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  16. I've decided that next to Astrid and me, you and hubby do the most traveling of anyone I know! I love it...seeing things for the first time through your eyes. Most are places we will never see, mainly because we still have too much of Europe to see, where our hearts are. It's strange, isn't it...how we are drawn to different places for all kinds of reasons. It's what makes the world go 'round! Thanks for sharing. One day we may actually get you to the Netherlands. :)

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  17. I miss Bali terribly...I'm glad you enjoy Bali and as I posted in Skywatch Friday this week, I have great time in Tirta Gangga Water palace din the eastern part of Bali :)

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  18. Too bad you didn't swing by the Philippines. :)

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  19. I visited Taipei about 9 years back and found it hard going if one can't speak Mandarin. Sounds like things are different now. You've encouraged me to consider returning there... :)

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