Weekly Photo Challenge: Landscape ( Tateyama- Kurobe )

The cable car has brought us to the top of the mountain – Tateyama, Japan.DSC_0111

The sky was dark and it was snowing – something which I didn’t expect.

Looking down from the top, I realize the great height from which we were viewing.DSC_0109

The mountains looked dark and somewhat stern and I could see part of the Kurobe reservoir at the bottom.DSC_0113

The view was breath taking!

View from the Daedunsan Cable Car

As we ascended the Daedunsan Mountain in South Korea, we were engulfed in mist.

The view from the cable car was interesting.DSCF3425

The foliage have partially changed their color during the fall.

I was wondering whether I should take pictures as the mist was thick and also I could only take them through the glass windows of the cable car.DSCF3422B

Here are two samples of the picture I have taken; hope that you like it.

Langkawi – Beyond Sun, Sand and Sea

What a joy it was to start the day with a cup of freshly brewed coffee and breakfast outdoor, overlooking the blue sea in Langkawi.

Before it got really hot, we went for a boat ride which brought us through some limestone caverns.

By noon, it was pretty hot.  Lunching at the Four Seasons Hotel, overlooking the beach and clear blue sky was really enjoyable. All you could see was  pristine white sand stretching for miles, overlooking small limestone islands and the blue sea.

More activities in the afternoon. We drove around and took the cable car up the hill top to have a panoramic view of the harbour. Walking along the cable stayed bridge with just one column support in the middle and intermediate lookout platforms clipped to the side of the footbridge was an amazing experience!

Visited the mangrove area by boat, watching black kites diving down for the food. We were keenly aware that a lot of work had gone into making sure the mangroves would thrive but feeding the hawks would reduce their ability to find food themselves.

We swinged by a fish farm. Like any other tourists, we were eager to touch the stingrays in a fish farm tank. Immersing our feet in a tank of small fishes, we had a strange sensation as the fishes nibbled our feet which we were told would improve our skin.

After several hours of driving around visiting more places, it was almost time for afternoon high tea by the side of the marina. While resting, it was relaxing to see yachts and boats.

Strolling for hours, visiting more interesting places, we were tempted by the snacks at roadside cafes.

We were impressed by the appearance of the boutique Spanish style hotel  Casa Del Mar and decided to try out al fresco dining by the sea. Sitting under the gently swaying palm trees, and watching the sun setting was the only thing we wanted to do.

What a luxurious life! We realized how blessed we were and were grateful that we were given such a blissful day.