Jyrgalan Trek in the Tian Shan Mountains of Kyrgyzstan
"Have you also learned that secret from the river; that there is no such thing as time? That the river is everywhere at the same time...that the present only exists for it, not the shadow of the past nor the shadow of the future.” — Hermann Hesse
Nature is a lens through which to interpret our world and ourselves. Taken on the descent from Jyrgalan to Karakol in the Tian Shan Mountains, Kyrgyzstan.
Southern Shore of Lake Issyk-Kul - Kyrgyzstan
Lookint out to the southern shore of Lake Issyk-Kul in Kyrgyzstan.
Colorful Yurts at Kyrchyn Jailoo Cultural Festival - World Nomad Games, Kyrgyzstan
The Nomad Universe held at Kyrchyn Jailoo included over 300 yurts, but we thought this one from the Issyk-Kul area was the most beautiful of them all. World Nomad Games, Kyrgyzstan.
Cozy Triangle Wood House in Babino Polje, Montenegro - Peaks of the Balkans
Sitting by the fire at Triangle Wood House, a wonderful family guesthouse in Babino Polje, Montenegro. Peaks of the Balkans.
Delicious Meal Fresh from Farm in Theth, Albania
Delicious meal of fresh food - roasted vegetables, cheese, yogurt, etc. - straight from the farm at our homestay in Theth, Albania. Peaks of the Balkans trek.
Climbing up from Valbona, Albania - Peaks of the Balkans
Trekking up trom the Valbona Valley in Albania. Peaks of the Balkans.
Remote Border Crossing, Montenegro into Albania - Peaks of the Balkans
A remote border crossing going from Vusanje, Montenegro to Theth, Albania. Peaks of the Balkans.
Remote Border Crossing, Albania and Montenegro - Peaks of the Balkans
Crossing a remote border between Montenegro and Albania on our trek between Valbona to Cerem. Peaks of the Balkans.
Dan Nears the Top of Mt. Gjeravica, Kosovo
Dan nears the top of Mt. Gjeravica, the highest peak in Kosovo.
Blue Hole Waterfall Near Nderlysa, Albania
A morning walk to the Blue Hole and waterfall near Nderlysa, Albania. The water was freezing!!
Dan Joins the Nderlysa Soccer Team - Albania
Dan gets roped into playing soccer with these two sisters from our homestay in Nderlysa, Albania. Great times.
Nderlysa Homestay and Mountain Views - Albania
Last night of our Peaks of the Balkans stay was in this family homestay in Nderlysa, Albania. Beautiful place.
Audrey Photographing Theth Waterfall - Albania
Audrey photographing the waterfall outside of Theth, Albania.
Church of Theth Against Mountain Backdrop - Theth, Albania
Village scenes in Theth,Albania
Church of Theth - Theth, Albania
Church of Theth in the center of the Theth village, Albania.
Country Roads, Theth Style - Albania
Dramatic mountain backdrop in Theth, Albania. This is Peaks of the Balkans trek.
Dramatic mountain backdrop for the Church of Theth in Theth, Albania. Peaks of the Balkans trek.
Farmhouse and Vineyards in Theth, Albania
A farmhouse coverted to a guest house for trekkers in Theth, Albania. Peaks of the Balkans trek.
Country Roads in Theth, Albania
Country roads through the impressive Karanfil Mountains surrounding Theth, Albania. This is Peaks of the Balkans.
Walking Through Theth Village, Albania
Granite peaks and farm houses dot the landscape in Theth, Albania.