My Indoor and Outdoor Photography | Travel and Adventure

The Majestic Wuling Mountain

By on March 22, 2019

Hehuan Wuling is also called ‘’Joy Mountain’’ with 3,416 metres above sea level in Central Taiwan. The peak lies on the borders of Nantou and Hualien. Strategically located within Taroko National Park, this prime winter attraction seems to be accustomed by tourists all over, it offers exceptional views, the unique natural spectacle is extremely impressive.Taiwan, one of the leading tourism destination, it has secured its attractions to fall in love with.

Rounded all the special attractions, of all 25 tourist spots we’ve visited, the snow mountain is my top picks for the best mountain scenery and my personal favorite photo location. The scenic postcard scenery,has inspired many writers and it’s a  photographer’s paradise. As an adventurous traveler, Taiwan makes it one of my favorite places to visit around the world.

Getting through month of December, it was freezing winter when we visited this place, the journey up took over 2 hours drive following the highest pass with narrow and winding routes. It was raining and temperature drops 3°C, the upslope fog and ice crystals falling from above resulting in poor visibility. Winter in the mountains is a better chance to see white snows but it was extremely cold. My 4 layering outfit wasn’t enough to brave the cold.

I’m enjoying the scenery of the highest mountain in Taiwan. Hiking up and down was truly exhausting, my fitness level is good but my strength is nowhere near the strength that i had back in my heyday. Now, I can firmly understand why mountains are calling and I must go and I can feel the urge to come back again soon.

Sneaking trough the mountains, it’s a drive without stopping. Finally, about to reach the highest point of Taiwan, our driver and tourist guide warned us to watch our step as it was slippery ahead hiking trails. We could only spend an hour but before the due time given, we left as early as expected.

Four-color mountains; white, blue, green and yellow.


You can see here all the living proof of Wuling or Joy Mountain. Wuling mountain, one of the famous and well-known highest point in Taiwanese Highway.

Fast moving white puffy clouds commonly seen in the winter.

For those in search of mountain peak spectacle, the landscape beauty is here to inspire you.

This is how the earth was made, it’s beautiful!

Overlooking the enchanting stretch , it’s photography time for the girls…

Hillary on the go, Feeling cold more than the others..

Our Christmas wishes to go to a place where snow falls, it’s on the wish list of many too. White Christmas was granted! A week vacation in Taiwan was a unique experience for the entire family. A family get-together, enjoying together and that keeps me going.

Snow mountain beauty

Distant mountain looks green and yellow.

All popular tourist attractions will certainly grow. Future looks brighter for Taiwan. For those in search of spectacular view of the mountain ranges that offers breathtaking views. Wuling mountain is the place to head for, it’s worth a visit.


546, Taiwan, Nantou County, Ren’ai Township

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By on May 5, 2014

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Me and my family visited Tagaytay last week. Tagaytay, one of the coolest place in the Philippines, well known for its beautiful scenery, quiet spots and all geographical wonders of nature. Everything interesting is here. It’s not our first time to visit Tagaytay, We had visited these place a countless times already.So far,the 4 days Holy week vacation gave me ample time to cover some places and people around.

I’ve made myself very busy and active touring around the green community of Taal. All things to feature such as; Beautiful landscape surrounding Taal lake, the Taal volcano, one of the world’s smallest volcano, the Puzzle Museum, the Tagaytay Highlands, the Culinary feast of mushrooms and salad vegetables, the beautiful garden flowers, the Sunflower farm, the Pineapple plantation, the Coconut plantation, the scene of the night in Sky Ranch as the newest Amusement Park, Fruit and Pasalubong  stalls, Souvenir shops to name a few .

Exploring  around gave me a better mood to relax, more time to do fitness routine. I love Tagaytay because it’s just an hour drive away from home and lots of activities you can do here; Cycling, jogging, walking, and hiking usually done early in the morning to reduce my stress  or even by just watching the low clouds, sunrise and sunset while in the balcony. You can also enjoy Kayacking, horse riding and picnic areas is also good.

What could possibly cooler than to see the Puzzle Museum, a home for the World’s largest collection of Jigsaw puzzles  listed in the Guinness book of records, and more so, to meet the present ”Guinness World Record Holder,Gina Gil-Lacuna. All interesting things I’d love to cover especially people and places, making it more exciting to have fun and bond with my family, that’s super excitement for me. To explore  the nature side as well,you’ll realize how beautiful they are!

I have so much activities and more to say about it. I couldn’t possibly place in one article alone, so this is just my first version as my journey continues. With too many places to visit, people to meet and interview, 4 days is not really enough although, itineraries was readily planned in advanced, yet, so little time. I need to get back all those I’ve missed and compensated soon.

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Just sit down, relax and click, I will tour you around for awhile! The first day of adventure starts. See what happens when nature takes over…

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Lake Taal, total picture of calm, peaceful and cool. All  wildflowers around swinging gracefully in an open air.

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Taal volcano, one of the world’s smallest volcano. 

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So far, this is the latest photo.

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Farmers in Tagaytay have to adopt where farming are practiced on slopes, Others areas inhabited by trees has transformed into commercial establishments; big hotels, golf courses, amusement parks and restaurants. Other lands abandoned has turned wisely into coconut, jackfruit and pineapple plantation. To my surprised, it was a fast growth and development. Perhaps, people always in search of better ways to improve way of life. Pieces of thoughts, they want fast growth and good profit. Some lands converted to a new development. Sometimes, you have to sacrifice one in order to bring up a new one.

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 Biking around the community.

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Me with the famous,Gina Gil Lacuna, the present ”Guinness book of record holder for the largest collection of Jigsaw puzzles.

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Puzzle Museum

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 Some collections of Gina.

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Lots of fruits  around; Jackfruit is good if you can take the smell of it. More fruits like bananas,mangosteen, mangoes, avocado, pineappled and many more..

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The Sunflower farm, one of the best garden feature to highlight here. Nature’s side, It was wild and lovely in full golden yellow color. The ”Sunflower farm has been the source of attraction just like the pineapple field.

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Beautiful garden flowers. It is a mass full of blooms. All flowers burst into blooms.

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Full bloom under the sun.

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 The intensity of summer heat was not even the problem here. I can take it as well.

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Lovely Gumamela

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Coconut Plantation

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Pineapple Plantation

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My night photography. Here’s sharing you the fun of riding the ”Sky Eye,  the Zip Line  definitely not available at night.

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The Sky Ranch Amusement Park keeps me going. Possibly, I’ve forgotten my age,  LOL!   I think it was called,”Sky Ranch because the ranch is just beside the amusement park.  Check the horses nearby.

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The color wheel while rotating, the light color changes as it  brings vivid colors to brighten the dark sky.

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Night ride on the sky is very relaxing, slowly as it evolves,once you’re up, you can see the colors of the starlight and the beautiful aerial view of Taal.

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The color wheel of the Sky Eye is amazing!  It was glittering, sparkling that filled the night sky with vivid colors.

 Other Rides

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 It was difficult to leave the park. It was an amusement park  you need to see and experience before morning comes! 

For foods, It’s Josephine’s Seafood Restaurant, the ambience so relaxing.

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 For lunch, It’s our favorite,Oyster Rockefeller, One of the best served in the restaurant.

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 Crispy Pata was crispy and delicious.

As the result, it was a wonderful vacation for all of us. It was a a broad hide-away to escape the city traffic and home worries. My journey continues next post…

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By on April 23, 2014

After my 3 days vacation in Tagaytay, one of the best features that I will highlight here is the Sunflower field. It’s not that hard to find this common kind because it is wild form. As you know, sunflowers can withstand the dry conditions of the soil. I’ve noticed that sunflower grow and spread faster especially if the space is not limited.

With the rich soil and temperate climate of Tagaytay, all the subdivision vacant plots was loaded with these flowers and some growing salad vegetables.  Exploring the farm under full bright sun makes me feel exhausted, the heat of the sun was so intense that makes my skin bit darker. However, the sky clouds seemingly low and blue in color, thought it would make a beautiful background to produce lovely shots.

Gardening was much improved over the years, the presence of different species of flowering plants and wild forms have flourished.  If you follow the routes going to the tropical forest, you’ll discover unique varieties with wide range and colors.

Sunflower produces wide golden-yellow blooms which is abundant throughout summer. From the name itself, of course, sunflower is a summer flower that loves the sun. Attractive as it looks, big lovely splash of golden-yellow petals makes the best decorative background in the farm. For me, every garden must have the wild side, the attendance of wild sunflowers must be present for the garden to look brilliantly natural.

Would love to take home some, I want a sunflower garden of my own. I’ve collected some dried sunflowers so I can get seeds from it. Sunflowers can be raised from seeds. I’ll bring it home and scatter those seeds in the garden.

Here are some of the photos I took during the first day of my vacation there. Lets get started!

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Nature’s view, it was wild and lovely in full golden yellow.

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Wild blooms, rows of yellow wild and free.

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You can see here, the clear view, beside the field is a summer house.

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Sky viewing with the sunflowers. I feel like cutting these flowers, it would probably  looks lovely over my left ear. 

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Here’s catching higher view, the sunflower plant is taller than me. 

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  I’ve seen sunflowers around so many instances but, closer distance makes the difference.

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I have to raise my camera in order to include the sky background.

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Wide spread, my individual photo of sunflower.

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How I wish to pick up some for  my vases but, I didn’t bring any gardening tools, the  stem was so hard.

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I’ve seen giant sunflowers so many other instances but closer distance makes a big difference, you can touch it and see closer to the pollinating insects nearby.

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I’m glad ,all shots came up to be beautiful, the clear blue sky make candid shots to bring out the beauty of the sunflowers.I hope you’ll like it. More garden flowers of Tagaytay next, my journey continues next posts.

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Feeling of Love in Romantic Setting

By on April 11, 2014

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Love feeling that takes place in romantic setting

Low clouds and afternoon mist provides dramatic effect before the sunset. A young man sitting alone serves to highlight the colorful shadow before sundown. What is the young man doing in this area? No one bothered him except me for a few moment chat with him. What brought you here? And he replied,”Just to see the sunset’’  What is so special about the sunset?  He answered, It gives refreshing mood away from hectic school schedules and assignments. 

For few questions, I’d like to get a possibility from him to open a love story but,I refrain myself from asking too many questions because it might be awkward to answer such things. There was no early arrangement made to interview since it was only a chance meeting. He was busy texting while talking. I guess, curiosity made me so, he’s here to release all his worries. After having him talked as he wished, he left holding his mobile on hand. With just a few steps away, He turned his back and said, I think, I’m already in love! Ohhh! that’s the point I’ve been waiting for…

How could you forget something just as for me to repeat his name as he walk away.. I can recall other details with the facts that came in the corner of just a short conversation.It seems to be a typical love story revolving around teenagers of today.

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An outdoor experience. A good setting where you can get more hours to refresh and think about what the next move.

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Beautiful scenery, Manila Bay along Roxas Blvd.

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I agree, this is the perfect place to relax but, if you ask me to relate the atmosphere here, I can just describe it as a lonely daybreak. I mean, at least, you must have a meaningful smile even if hectic school assignment arises! It’s just a part of education and for you to learn and grow up!

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Looks like a solitaire but I don’t see any grim expression on his face.No matter what we go through life, to love and to be loved, it’s meant to make life worth living.

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Far from the buzz of the university crowd. Sometimes, It’s more calm and peaceful to be with yourself for awhile.

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Among my favorite places to go, I really believed this place is the best refreshing area that’s why I was also here at that time.

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How wonderful to view the same area at this time of the day. It’s makes a big difference if you stay home and enclosed yourself to a room with only 4 wall corners to view every time. That would be very boring, isn’t it?

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Taken 30 minutes before the sunset.

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This refreshing sight is a wonder of nature. If you see these scenic views you’ll forget all your worries and what lies beyond… It would be a meaningful experience to view the sunset. It will help you appreciate and understand Mother Nature. And you? How do you refresh yourself? and where?

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