Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Trip it Tuesday Episode 5: Hole in the Wall

Buenos Aires, Argentina.  After attending a percussion party held monthly at the Konnex by La Bomba de Tiempo , one of the locals took me to this hole in the wall type of place that serves choripan.  Although I don’t have picture of the sandwich, I do remember it being really good.  There are not seats inside – just a small kitchen and 2 ladies working.  Looking back at my previous blogs, this picture is a repost from September 2009.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Trip it Tuesday Episode 4: Do-Re-Mi Stairs

This picture was taken in Salzburg, Austria where The Sound of Music was filmed.  The Do-Re-Mi steps are not as big as they are portrayed in the movie.   They are very short steps and not as wide as they looked.  Hollywood did a great job making the stairs look extravagantly large.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Trip it Tuesday Episode 3: Lake Como, Italy

I’ve attended over 25 weddings.  Of all the weddings - not being bias - the most beautiful wedding that I have attended was my sisters wedding (2006).  The general location: Lake Como Italy.  The ceremony was in a little church in Varenna.  After the ceremony, we took private water taxis to the opposite side of the lake where the reception was conducted in the city of Bellagio in the Grand Hotel Villa San Serbelloni.  Along the way, the water taxis took a detour.  We cruised around the lake to see the palace where Star Wars Attack of the clones was filmed (which is also the same palace where Casino Royal was filmed - years later) and George Clooney's estate. To say the wedding was posh would be an understatement.  The food, the location, the church… it was just absolutely perfect.
Picture above is the view of the lake from the Hotel.  In the picture are my sister, brother in-law, best man, and maid/man of honour.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Trip it Tuesday Episode 2: Train Ride to Madrid

This snap shop was taken on the train to Madrid from Barcelona.  I was seated with these patrons.  I wish I could remember the exact details of our conversation.  I’ll have to find my old travel journal entry. But what I do recall is the little girl’s curiosity was entertaining.  She tried to converse with me but she spoke Catalan and I don't understand nor speak Catalan.  As a fix, she asked her grandfather questions. In his broken English, he relayed and translated them to me. 

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Trip it Tuesday

I started a new hash tag today on Instagram.  I hope to use it every Tuesday, on a consistent basis.  It’ll be based on photos that I’ve taken while on a trip.  The hash tag is #tripittuesday.   This photo was taken while I was riding on a canoe in Thailand.  I purchased a bowl of noodle soup for less than one US dollar.  The weather at the time: Sweaty Humid HOT.  Even while sitting down in the shade, I was sweating profusely.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Bali 2013

I went to Bali, Indonesia in May 2013 to attend my cousin's wedding.  Aside from the wedding, I had 7 days on the island in which most of it was spent lounging poolside and on the beach.  I guess depending on how one travels on their vacation, it's either a good thing or bad thing:  you're either the one who likes to go out and do stuff, or one who likes lounge all day in the sun, or one who tries to balance both.  I personally try to balance both and was able to do various activities such as parasailing.  In the end,  I had a blast on this trip due to the fact that I spent this vacation with my cousins.

Bali Locations : Benoa, Jimbaran, Kuta, Nusa Dua, Ubud

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Australia 2010

Australia from Wackymango on Vimeo.

I’ve abandoned it and have returned to it.  It’s kinda like that toy you had as a kid: you play with it for a while, get tired of it, then when you find it after time passes, it becomes fun again.  But in reality, I didn’t get bored with it, I just didn’t know what to do with the material I had.
It took me two yeas and needless to say, its finally done. 

The links below are the previous posts on my trip to Australia.