Krimml Waterfalls

In Austria's Hohe Tauern National Park you'll also find Krimml Waterfalls (Krimmler Wasserfälle). This series of tiered waterfalls is Austria's highest at 380 meters. The waterfall begins at the top of the Krimmler Ache valley and plunges downward in three stages. The upper stage has a drop of 140 metres, the middle of 100 metres, [...]

A jaunt into the Danube Delta

Years ago, we took a quick day-trip into the Danube Delta which involved some boating (hence, rowing). It was a fun little trip to the edge of the Delta. It was early spring, so the full beauty of the place wasn't readily apparent, but that also meant that there were no mosquitoes, which was a [...]

Something wonderful happened last night

I want to share something with you, something wonderful that happened last night. Read on, it's worth it. Around 4 pm, the water company turned off the water for the entire city due to emergency repairs. Late at night, they turned it back on but it was full of silt and mud, so we let [...]

The Four Springs

Somewhere along the Transfagarasan Road in the Southern Carpathian Mountains is a wonderful place I call the "Four Springs" (La Patru Izvoare). A crystal-clear pond near a bend in the road is the home of four mountain springs whose water has an amazingly fresh taste. After filling up the pond, their collected volume pours into [...]

Time-lapse videos from Lake Vidraru

We recently visited Lake Vidraru, located in Romania's Carpathian Mountains, alongside the famed Transfagarasan Road. We hiked, drove off-road, went boating, visited nearby landmarks, so look for more photos in future posts, but in this post, I want to show you two time-lapse videos that I made using photographs taken during the trip. These are [...]

A new faucet design

I had an idea recently about a new faucet design. (If you've been reading my website for some time, then you may remember I post my ideas here -- when I remember to write them down and don't forget them.) When you look at a shower, right after it's been used, you'll see the splash [...]

The dancing Fountains of Bellagio at night

Most people will likely tell you the Fountains of the Bellagio Hotel and Casino are easily the coolest thing in Las Vegas. I agree. They are spectacular. I have never seen excess put to better use -- and let me tell you, a huge lake that shoots water hundreds of feet in the air, in [...]

How much water should I drink daily?

Several years ago, the common advice was 6-8 cups of water a day. Lately, I've been hearing 8-10 cups a day. Thankfully, there's a easy formula you can use to calculate the amount you need. ½ * bodyweight = x ounces of daily water I didn't come up with this on my own. It's a [...]