Monthly Archives: September, 2014

Cappadocia Glory!

Where once the apostles of Jesus lived, painting the life and works of Jesus on the walls of the caves.

Where once the apostles of Jesus lived, painting the life and works of Jesus on the walls of the caves.

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Ephesus

Ruins of the big theatre at the ancient Greek CIty of Ephesus.

Ruins of the big theatre at the ancient Greek CIty of Ephesus.

Welcome to Selcuk!

Selcuk Castle from our hotel window! Welcome to Selcuk!

Selcuk Castle from our hotel window!

Early Morning Beauty!

I woke up to one February morning with a nagging feeling to pick up my Niko and head out for an early walk. A stirring feeling, not even the chilly temperature, could hamper me from jumping off bed.

A muffled yellow-orange hue painted the horizon with scattered gray clouds hanging by greeted me as I stepped out of the house.  The place was nice and quiet, except for the sound of chirping birds, crowing roosters, a barking dog, flowing water on the side of the house and a passing public bus.

Few meters walk from my parents house is this awe-inspiring scenery.  I remember getting down here before when I was a kid to watch my parents help during harvest time while nibbling on young rice grains, locally called (k)utim or (k)ut-timan.  Even I was surprised why I have not visited this place for ages.

Just when I thought I was early to catch the sunrise, the dew-wet mud dike showed dog’s footprints! Oh well, it was nice to have shared the beauty before me…and I would like to share it with you too!

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PAYO. The pride of the Ifugao forebears, carved from the slopes of the mountains 2,000 years ago using rough tools, for food. Photo taken from Ba-ag, Tam-an, Banaue, Ifugao.