The year 2012 was pretty exciting for me. I was able to finish my master’s degree, find work abroad and still get to squeeze in a bit of travel time. I had fun reminiscing on all the things that happened in my life for the past 12 months and choosing the pictures that best represent each month.
Here’s my 2012 in pictures. Enjoy!
January: Revisited Bangkok and when to the floating market.
February: Hot Air Balloon Ride at Clark.
March: Trekked to Osmena Peak with friends.
April: Beach time at Malapascua
May: After finishing my masters degree, I revisited the beautiful Angkor Wat to celebrate.
June: Visited the Sahara Desert for the first time!
July: I moved to another country and this is my temporary home while I look for an apartment.
August: I miss the beach so much. I went to Samet to unwind.
September: I went to Samui to dip my toes on the beach.
October: Visited the Plain of Jars in Laos.
November: Visited the Long Karen tribe in Chiang Mai.
December: Back to home base to celebrate Christmas with the family.
It was my first time to visit Cambodia and the tour guide on the boat suggested to watch the sunset on the floating restaurant at the floating village. I, together with the other tourists, waited for the sunset on the viewing deck while sipping beer. I was surprise at how big the sun looks on the sky. I was even more surprise when the huge sun was setting in the middle of the sky! Whoa! Talk about surprises! 🙂
Delicate. Something that requires careful handling. It can also be marked by daintiness of color, lines, or proportions. A flower is something that comes to my mind when the word delicate is mentioned. The photo above shows a picture of a water lily growing in a pond. It shows how delicate and stunning it looks against the backdrop of leaves and water in the pond.
Summer heat fizzles. Green leaves turn brown. Leaves fall. Temperature drops. Raindrops turn to snow. Snow melts and temperature rise. Flower blooms and leaves appear. These are the things that marks the changing of the seasons. The photo above shows the sun setting and illuminating the leafless trees scattered around the park. I stopped to take this photo to remind me of how amazing our world is and how lucky we are to witness miracles like the changing seasons.
I walked towards the obelisk better known as the Washington Monument after watching the sunrise from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. When I looked back, I couldn’t help but take a picture of what I was seeing. This is the photo I took which shows the Lincoln Memorial and its reflection. The reflecting pool on this photo is the same one I used on this post (Photo of the Day – Washington).
This photo was taken by my sister at the Angkor Wat.
It took a heartbreak to rediscover my love for traveling. From traveling, I rekindled my interest for photography. From photography, I was inspired to blog. My blog is where I share my travel adventures, new experiences and collection of photographs. What better way to share your traveling experience than with photographs?
I have discovered a lot of things about myself while doing photography and traveling. I become open to other cultures and it totally changed my view of life. I also became a wise spender by buying only the things I need and saving the rest of my money for future travel plans. My love for photography and traveling has inspired me to follow my dream of living and working abroad. I am currently immersed in a new culture and I am loving every single bit of it. Life is an adventure so enjoy the journey. It makes the ride worthwhile. 🙂