Category: Nature

4 common sandpipers running on the beach

Common sandpipers on the beach in Tanjung Piai National Park – the Southernmost Point in Continental Asia (near Johor Bahru, Malaysia and Singapore).

The Birds look like they are the “common sandpiper” to me but please comment if you have an accurate identification.

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Very blue pool of water in the forest

The water really is that color blue. See more photos of my visit to the Kuang Si Waterfalls in Laos.

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Waterfall, Swiftcurrent Lake Trail, Glacier National Park

photo of ginkgo tree bearing fruit

Ginkgo tree bearing fruit in Washington DC.

Fairly large lizard - 30 inches?

Lizard on the Lost Maples Trail in Texas.

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View from hotel with greenery and tower rock landmarks

This is the view from a guesthouse I stayed at in Yangshuo, China. It was a wonderful place, and I also hired the owner as my guide. Sadly while I was staying there a big 5 star hotel rented out all the guest rooms here for the next year to house their staff.

It was a wonderful place to stay. I ate dinner with the family one night. Her son was the driver when we needed a car. I used a bike for some exploring and a guided trip with Amy. I also talked with her high school daughter though I don’t speak Chinese and the daughter’s english wasn’t so strong. We used Google translate to help 🙂

You still can hire Amy as a tour guide. I recommend Amy, I don’t usually get guides but for China I figured it made sense and I was glad I did, as doing things yourself is just much more of a hassle than elsewhere (Shanghai I didn’t bother with a guide and didn’t need one but elsewhere it was helpful).

Yangshuo (near Guilin) is definitely a nice place to visit, I would recommend including several days in Yangshuo in your itinerary also (or 1 to 2 days if you are in a hurry). A raft trip down the river was the highlight for me (in fact I did another the next day).

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Rafts, floating down river with hills in the background

Watch a webcast on my experience and see more photos: Floating Down River in Yangshuo, China on a Bamboo Raft.

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photo of a Fire rainbow

See my post on the Curious Cat Travel Destination blog with details of circumhorizontal arcs and more details on the circumstances.

Orangutan in tree with a baby

This photo of an Orangutan with baby was taken by John Hunter at Semenggoh National Park in Borneo, Malaysia. See more photos, information and a video of these 2 orangutans.

The photos on this blog are by John Hunter. See many more of my photos organized by tag at Curious Cat Photos.

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Red and yellow dates on a Date Palm tree

I think these are dates on a date palm tree; please let me know if you know for certain. I took the photo at Pura Dalem Desa Pakraman in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia.

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Banana leaves on tree

Banana tree leaves while driving up to Fraser’s Hill, Malaysia. For 20 km (more probably) before you get to the small town of Fraser’s Hill you drive through a nice forest.

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