The Best of 2010

2010 was a mixed year, but when it was good, it was really good. From a few frozen months finishing my contract in Seoul, to a solo trip to Nepal, meeting Rachel in SE Asia, meeting old friends in Kuala Lumpur, and then returning to the States in the middle of the year.
I’ve looked back and picked a picture from each month; a picture that in some way encapsulated that time. Without further ado:

January 2010

January was a cold penultimate month in Korea, with lots of urban wanders and going away drinks. I didn’t have a camera for some of January, so the pictures were sparse, but this one captures the month pretty well.

February 2010

My first day in Nepal, after the longest flight of my life (with delays, something like 3/1/2 days), was Holi. With cries of Happy Holi and a shut-down Katmandu, it was good warning for the ensuing madness of the next few months.

March 2010

March saw the culmination of a goal I had saved for over a year. The Annapurna Circuit was everything I had hoped for; this picture was taken at Thorung La, one of the highest passes of the world.

April 2010

My last month in Nepal saw a visit to Chitwan, a national park with lots of animals.

May 2010

May saw another life goal–Angkor Wat. Our favorite temple was Bang Meleay, a bit of a trip from Siem Riep but a worthwhile trip in and of itself.

June 2010

June gets two pictures–one of meeting my old friends in Malaysia. It was so great to see them and experience their hospitality. It was the perfect end to a year-and-a-half in Asia.

On the flip side, some time with my family at the beach was the perfect re-introduction to the US.

July 2010

Here we are, at 7:30 am, about to embark on an urban hike throughout Portland that ended up, about 3 pm, at a brewpub.

August 2010

This one encapsulates a walk I’ve done so many times–walk from the East side to the West side of Portland. The view from the Portland bridges is one of my favorites.

September 2010

This isn’t a great picture, but it was a big harvest moon
in our rad neighborhood.

October 2010

There were a lot of great highlights to October, but celebrating our two years together at a local pizza place was unbeatable.

November 2010

Thanksgiving was rad, and my brother’s homemade vegan pizza was rather stupendous. Plus it keeps with the whole pizza theme.

December 2010

December was a good one, as we got to visit my mother’s house in Southern Oregon. This picture is of her dog Storm hiking on Christmas Eve in the Illinois Valley.

One response to “The Best of 2010

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