Oct 28, 2013

Mysterious Caves- Crystal Caves

Caverns are one of the amazing creations of nature. It seems treasure is burried deep under the crust of Mother Earth. These caverns too take us to the visual treasure deep within. These underground cavities open up like a wonderland. Each chamber has a different natural art to talk about. The mysterious crisscrossing passages are fascinating. I totally love exploring caves.

Oct 25, 2013

Colorful Skies- Lone Tree at Capitol Reef National Park

Well, I am really running through my trip to make up the time lost. Had to trim off few destinations here and there, some very major destinations and some minor! Bottom line, I have started really enjoying my trip. Here is one picture for Skywatch ... a lone tree, the slue sky and red soil from Capitol Reef National Park, Utah.

Oct 21, 2013

National Parks- Redwood, Trees that kiss the skies!

Tall stately trees, mist mixed with sunshine, fern covered cliffs, slow moving streams, cool air are enough to tell about Redwood National and State Parks. Home for tallest and oldest trees on earth, this place also protects 40-miles of coastline and other wildlife. Located in the northern California the park is a wonderland of Ents :)

Oct 20, 2013

Road Trips- Through Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, and Arizona

Well, I was so very disappointed with the US government shutdown. I landed here on October 3rd hoping that it will end soon. Due to many setbacks I had to cancel my tickets to Salt Lake City and I stayed at Los Angeles. I took shelter in my very kind cousin who was so feeling very bad that my trip had some obstacles! As soon as the Utah State declared to open their most gorgeous five National Parks I started off. You know? California might be golden state to comfortably live in but, Utah is an amazingly beautiful state :) Well, now the shutdown has ended so will visit all four states as I had initially thought!

Oct 18, 2013

Colorful Skies- Blue sky over Coral Pink Sand Dunes!

God Bless Utah State Government for opening the National Parks. I am in Utah now. Since I visiting only Utah now, I am visiting State Parks too here. Looks not that good without much tourists. Most of the RV parks and motels seem partially empty. Today, I went on a short hike up and down the Coral Pink Sand Dunes! Lovely experience! It was cold and windy. But the sky was lovely blue! Here is one sample!

Oct 16, 2013

Random Thoughts- A one single World without borders!

From space I saw Earth, indescribably beautiful with the scars of national boundaries gone- Muhammad Ahmad Faris

I wish I could see Mother Earth from space some day! Well, most of the times hardcore travelers prefer to call themselves- Citizens of the World. How wonderful it would be huh?! We could move around with curiosity to see and enjoy being in the different pockets of the world. Or migrate to different parts of the world in search of better life. And follow any culture we find suitable!

Oct 14, 2013

Natural Wonder- Fall Colors in Eastern Sierras

Fall color is one of the wonderful things I have seen in California- Eastern Sierras. One weekend I thought of driving up to the Mono County and check out what I see in the pictures of fall colors is really a truth. And I found out it was amazing, just like in the pictures!

Oct 11, 2013

Colorful skies- Blue at Santa Catalina

Santa Catalina is one of the rocky islands of Channel Islands of California archipelago which is about 22-miles south-west of Los Angeles. Known as Island of Romance the island has much to offer to the visitor. Many fun festivals, night life and also fun water sports could be enjoyed here. 

Oct 9, 2013

Random Thoughts- Shutting down the most beautiful on Earth!

I lived in USA for almost 8 years and it was dearer to me than my home country. Even after I left almost 3 years ago I kept writing about my experiences in america, american national parks and monuments. I kept coming back eagerly to see and feel the most exciting places of natural and historic importance. This year too I came ... to the country which I am proud of its national parks. With a grand plan of visiting the most beautiful states, unfortunately in the beginning of October. Me- an ignorant citizen of the world, who only reads, researches, dreams about the natural wonders and heritage that exists on Mother Earth knew very little about politics, budget and ego. I set foot on this land dreaming about red rocks, canyon country, pink and white sand deserts on 3rd of October hoping that the government shutdown will end soon. Even after 5 days I am waiting and waiting with hope and nothing happens.

Oct 7, 2013

Heritage- Jaisalmer, The Golden City in the heart of Thar Desert

Jaisalmer in the state of Rajasthan in India is popularly known as The Golden City. Located in the heart of Thar Desert the city is a home for many beautiful structures like forts and palaces built of yellow sandstone and the yellow tinge in the surrounding desert sand make the city look GOLDEN. 

Oct 4, 2013

Colorful Skies- The deserted road in Alaska

Alaska is a mysterious part of North America. It is difficult to know what lies ahead! Very well maintained (at least in the parts I visited) long roads are very much deserted, take you to something wonderful. Grey all around, once in a while a snow capped mountain peeks out for few seconds. It is really amazing to get lost in that grey.

Oct 2, 2013

Interesting India- You are an 'Aunty' or 'Uncle' here!

Another interesting thing in India- everyone refers to others as family or a relative!! Sometimes I get surprised when a person of my uncle's age refers me to as 'Aunty'!! Or say- in a bus station a beggar girl in rags browned with dirt gently pulls my clothes and says ... Aunty, I didn't have food for n-number of days, give me money ... What???? Oh- Yes! It happens! Don't be surprised :)