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Above: When you first come upon the towering trees of Angkor, the first reaction is disbelief. The second, awe. Between the nooks of a 900-year old temple, life has taken root. And there is no telling who will ultimately win, for the final score of their quiet struggle is not measured by minutes, but by centuries.
Namibia safari page is up! Click here to go hang out with the lions and elephants :0)
I did it!!!I have never run more than 25km in one go in my life until the week before this ultra marathon, but the 84km Sundown race was completed in 12 hours 28 minutes 5 seconds and finished 2nd in my division (ok. There were only a total of 6 people who finished in my category. All in all, 37 females completed the race out of a starting 60+)
The Sundown is an annual night race in Singapore - the race starts at 6pm just as the sun is setting and competitors race through the night and try to beat the sunrise... which I just managed to. Another 10 minutes and I would've lost to the sun!
Here's the medal and the story :)
*Why an 84km ultra marathon? To prepare for a longer challenge, the 250km Sahara Desert foot race in October this year.
SPECIAL NOTE ABOUT PHOTOGRAPHY
As you would probably notice throughout my tips and pages, I'm a big fan of photography.
One of my main aims for my VT pages (in addition to offering good travel tips) is to bring a different perspective on much-visited/photographed sites.
And for those who're interested, here's a quick rundown of my camera gear that has helped create the photos on my VT pages:
- Canon PowerShot A95
- Canon 350D
- Canon 50D
- Canon 24-105mm f/4 L
- Canon 70-200mm f/4 L
- Sigma 10-20mm
- B+W UV filter
- Hoya circular polarizer
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Took a dream journey down to Antarctica in January and I must say, it was worth its weight in gold. "Seeing is believing" apparently doesn't apply to the White Continent because even after looking back at my photos I still wonder if it hadn't all been just one fantastic hallucination...
Mexico 2007-2008 tour:
Travelled through Mexico City, Oaxaca, San Cristobal, Palenque, and Cancun during a 3 week long trip in Mexico. Some amazing sights, but even more amazing people. Take a peek:
My Teotihuacan Page
My Oaxaca Page
My San Cristobal Page
My Palenque Page
My Cancun Page
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Stretch out with a book on the hills of the Acropolis, and see if you couldn't hear the voices of the ancient past...
That touristy place with the beautiful soul of an ancient man...
Once in a blue moon, there comes a sunset so stupendous in its fading glory that it silences everything else. The bustling of the world around you peels away and there's nothing save you and those fiery hues of transient red.
I saw one such sunset in Florence of Italy.
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