Category Archives: Around the World


On my way to Almaty I had one night stopover in Seoul South Korea. I was really surprised by the size of the city. Looking at it on the map didn’t really provide true size of all the different districts … Continue reading

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Big Almaty Lake 

Big Almaty Lake is about 20 kilometers south of Almaty, deep in the Tian Shan mountains. I grew up in Almaty, but never had a chance to visit this lake, till 30 years after moving away from the city. 

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South Dakota – 50 by 50

This is my last lower continental state. All 48 have been visited. Plus Hawaii. Plus Puerto Rico. Now I have one more state to visit – Alaska. Hopefully can make over there sometime next year. Yesterday we were checking out … Continue reading

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North Dakota – 50 by 50

I’m almost done with my goal of visiting all 50 states. This is state #48 that I visited and put at least one photo on this blog. Today we did a long drive to the Theodore Roosevelt National Park in … Continue reading

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Rabbit Mountain 

Fifth day in a row of doing small hikes. Today we went to the Rabbit Mountain open space, it has couple nice views over the surrounding area and all under four miles of walking. Can get pretty hot though as … Continue reading

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Eldorado Springs Canyon 

Another day, another hike. Today we went to the Eldorado Canyon to hike Rattlesnake Gulch trail. About 5.5 miles with all of the side trips. It was pretty crowded, required $8 fee to enter the park and not mostly not … Continue reading

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Diamond Lake 

Third day in a row with great hikes. Today we went to the Diamond lake in the Indian Peaks Wilderness, right of the 4th of July trail head. Very appropriate on the 4th of July weekend, don’t you think? 7 … Continue reading

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