Yellow Mountain

Hiking the famous Yellow mountain of China was breathtakingly fabulous but physically torturous!!

Our long awaited hike of China’s Yellow or Huangshan Mountain was the last item on our huge China Odyssey tour and definitely worth the wait. Huangshan is a mountain range in South East China. The range is composed of material that was uplifted from an ancient sea during the Mesozoic era, 100 million years ago. The mountains themselves were carved by glaciers during…

This was the last photo my brother agreed to stop for

Driving through the Outeniqua mountain pass in South-Africa

The Outeniqua Pass is a mountain pass in the Western Cape of South Africa. It connects Knysna and the Garden Route coastal plain with Oudtshoorn. It was constructed between 1943 and 1951 and is characterized by gentle southern sleeps and steep drops on the north side down into the valleys. ‘Outeniqua’ is said to be derived from a Khoisan tribe that once lived in these…

The pathway FORWARD on China's Yellow Mountain!!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Forward

The path forward on our hike of Huangshan or “Yellow Mountain“,  a mountain range in southern Eastern China. The mountains themselves were carved by glaciers 100 million years ago and the area is well known for its scenery and peculiarly shaped granite peaks. Huangshan is a frequent subject of traditional Chinese paintings and literature, as well as modern photography and was definitely one of my highlights while…

Our first stop on our Road trip!!

Road Trip along the Eastern Cape Coast

On one of the lovely hot days this December my brother and I drove from Stellenbosch all along the coast down to Betty’s Bay. I rented a car for this road trip and the rental agency gave us a canary yellow little car. At least we couldn’t lose it in a huge parking lot!! While on this…