Monday, April 11, 2011
We spent a week just outside of a small surf town called Sayulita.
7 days spent learning to surf, drinking margaritas, and lounging in the sun. It was heaven.
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Sunday, May 30, 2010
I recently got back from a trip to New York. I know this is not the most insightful or ground breaking comment ever made, but New York is an incredible city.
There are now three cities I have been to in my travels that I have arrived in and immediately said, "I could live here."
1. Vancouver, BC (my hometown, so I'm not sure if that counts)
2. Paris, France
3. New York, New York
This flag was hung above the couch at a bonfire/house party I went to in Brooklyn. I know it's not a particularly engaging photo, but I decided to post it for two reasons:
1. This is a phenomenon you don't see in Canada. I don't know a single recently graduated college student with a Canadian flag in their living room. In fact, I don't think I know a single person who owns a Canadian flag (a real flag- not one of those paper ones). Overt patriotism like you see in America always catches my attention.
2. It reminds me of Jasper Johns', Flag, (1954-55).
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Here are a few highlights (the ones they don't tell you about in the brochure):
- Spending more on beer than I did on the full trek (almost...)
- Getting to try out the local villagers hunting gear (don't worry, we stuck to shooting cans)
- Starting up an impromptu soccer game with our guide on his local village feild
- Battle Royal- style bamboo rafting: where your only objective is to take over your fellow trekkers raft.
- No showers, but getting to soap up in this river in the morning.
- Elephant Riding: not the riding part in particular, but the baby elephant who decided my scarf looked like something he might like to eat...
- The waterfalls: well, they do tell you about those in the brochure, but they are worth a mention...
- Enough identical-looking rice paddies that you really begin to wonder if you are being taken in circles
- Spending 3 days soaking wet, muddy, and without a proper bathroom or bed, but still being able to come home and say "I could definitely have done another 2 nights."
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Thursday, June 4, 2009
11:32 – Take in my surrounding: dusty concrete floor, various broken chairs, paint peeling from the walls, majority of the people watching the kung fu movie playing on the brand new Sony plasma TV.
11:48 – Woman walks by selling something in a black bucket. Can’t tell what it is ‘till Best Mom buys some and I get a better look- fried crickets. Strangely, I’m not hungry.