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Road Trip Around New Zealand’s North Island

Last week I did a road trip around New Zealand’s North Island. Few in to Auckland, spent 3 nights in the city, visiting nearby attractions like Mount Zion, Cathedral Cove and Hot Water beach at Coromandel. Then drove to Russel, Bay of Islands, spent a night there, then visited Ahipara to do a Sand Safari along the 90 mile beach, spent a night at the Tree House Lodge in Hokianga before heading to Aukland; but not before stopping by at the Labyrinth, Funky Fish and Waiwera Pools. Below are some of the photos taken on the trip.

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First Dive off the HMAS Adelaide

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The HMAS Adelaide is an Australian Naval Destroyer which was sunk in early May to create an artificial dive reef, the first of its kind in NSW. The dive site is located off Avoca Beach near Terrigal, which is about 2hrs north of Sydney. I did my first dive there on 29th May 2011 and below are some of the shots taken.

You can find out more about the HMAS Adelaide at http://www.hmasadelaide.com/

 

Munich was a Blast

Guten Tag,

I’ve spent the last few days in Munich, visiting and photographing cathedrals and castles in the day and drinking heaps of beer in the evening! Below are some photos from my stay in Munich!

View of Marienplatz Town hall from St. Peters

The photo above was taken from the top of St. Peters. It’s the Town Hall in Marienplatz. Every day at 11am and 12noon, the clock tower will chime and the many figurines will move. This was taken at 11am.

Painting on the wall of houses at Oberammergau

On the drive to Neuschwanstein Castle, we stopped by the town of Oberammergau. The walls of the houses had paintings on it and they were usually tell a story of one of the many fairy tales like little red riding hood.

Below are photos of Neuchwanstein Castle and Hohenschwangau Castle.

Neuschwanstein Castle

Neuschwanstein Castle

Hohenschwangau Castle

Strawberries

Also there were lots of fruit stalls around Marienplatz. The fruits of the season seems to be Strawberries, Raspberries and Blueberries.

 

Photo Book: Nepal 2010 – Trekking the Annapurna Circuit

Nepal 2010

Trekking the Annapurna CircuitNepal Photo Book Front Cover

On March 17th 2010, 5 trekkers from 3 different countries set off on the Annapurna Circuit. The trek took 18 days moving through all the different geographies of the region. The highest pass crosses the tibetan plateau at the Thorung La at 5416m.

We saw and experienced apple pies, nepali tea, dhal bhat, donkey trains, goat giving birth, prayer wheels and flags, tibetan culture, rhododendron forests and much much more…

The pictures taken from the trip have now been compiled into a beautiful 34 page photo book with breathtaking photos of the trek.

The book is available for download using one of the two links below.

There are two eBook qualities available.

The best quality (full size) is 35MB in size while the medium quality is at 23MB.
Both are large files.

 

High Quality 35MB

Medium Quality 23MB