About

Hi there,

My name is Ekaterina and I enjoy looking at the world through my camera’s viewfinder. I travel a lot and capture what I find beautiful – in nature, culture, people.

Pacific Northwest of the US is where I live. We have lots of scenic places here, and I love exploring the locations close to home, as well as in the neighboring states and across the western US.

Japan is a place I have a special connection with – I’ve spent 7 years living in Tokyo and I’ve travelled across the country extensively, often to remote and less known locations. I have a large collection of photos from years of my Japan travels that I hope to eventually put online. And that collection constantly grows, because I always go back – there’s so much yet to see.

Russia is where I was born and grew up. I still go there to visit my family, so it will be featured too from time to time.

And then there is, of course, the rest of the world! Australia, New Zealand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Canada, Costa Rica, Taiwan, China, France… The list will surely grow, because travel is something I can’t go without. Our planet is so beautiful, and I want to see as much of it as I can in my lifetime.

The idea of this site was born out of the necessity to keep track of my travels – where I’ve been and what I’ve seen. I’m finding it hard to remember what happened on a trip 3 years ago – not to mention 10 years earlier. And then of course there are photos and memories to be shared. I’ll try to include some useful travel info too.

And, finally, the name. Amenohi means “rainy day” in Japanese. I first started using it as an alias because I’m nostalgic of Japanese language, but then it occurred to me that the word itself perfectly fits a certain pattern in my travels. I mostly travel in late fall, winter and early spring – when it rains a lot in the Pacific Northwest, and, although I don’t mind the rain, maybe I’m susceptible to winter blues too.

Anyways, here it is: the Rainy Day Travels. When it rains home, let’s go on a journey.

Photography

All photos on this website were taken by me. If you want to use any of my photos for your project, you can purchase them through the following stock agencies:

Shutterstock

Fotolia (Adobe Stock)

Dreamstime

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