Thursday, June 21, 2007

Wow Philippines

Thanks to viker's blog which i stumbled upon, i found this music video promoting tourism in the Philippines. It features some of the country's top performing artists and entertainers.

If anyone would like me to translate the lyrics, let me know and I'll do my best.

RTP (Boracay Banca)

Boracay Banka

We went on a little boat tour to the other side of Boracay Island to Puka Beach. Unfortunately, the puka shells for which the island is named after is no longer plentiful. Nonetheless, this is still beautiful and pretty isolated since getting here still requires arriving by boat. As we pulled out of the beach to hop to the next island, I saw something less than inviting--a major road being built to the beach. Progress or a sign of things to come?

Boracay Island, Philippines. July 2006

Friday, June 15, 2007

Random travel picture...06/15/07

Rascafria Siesta

Rascafria, meaning cold water, is a sleepy little mountain resort town a couple of hours outside Madrid. We were here for the wedding of my cousin Louise and Luis (awwh, cute noh?). This picture was taken in the middle of the day when apparently the town was even sleepier and taking its siesta.

Rascafria, Spain, September 2005.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Random travel picture of the day...06/14/07

Baja, California Desert

There is something magical about the seemingly desolate environment of the desert. I suppose it’s the fact that creatures here have to work hard and efficiently to survive.

Baja California, Mexico, February 2006.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Travel picture of the day...06/12/07

Hagia Sophia Interior

This was our first stop on our first full day in Istanbul. This building just smells of history going back more than 1400 years when it was a Byzantine church, later becoming a Catholic cathedral, then a mosque before Turkey's father of the modern republic, Ataturk, transformed this building into a museum.

I first learned about the Hagia Sophia in art history class and stepping into this building was like being transported back into several periods in our humanity's ancient past.

Photo taken in November 2005.

Monday, June 11, 2007

Travel picture of the day...06/11/07

Man and Girl on Bike

This picture was taken in August 2004. I like the look on this girl's face which gives the photograph its special character.

Matsumoto, Nagano Prefecture, Japan.

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Travel picture of the day...06/06/07

Don't know if I'll be able to update this as frequently, but I'll try to do at least a couple of times a week. I'll put up a travel photo that I have from however long ago, with a little bit of commentary. It will at least serve a nostalgic purpose for me as well as a sort of documentary. Hope you enjoy it.

Misha against Davit Gareji fresco

On one of our last days in Tbilisi, Jane and I visited Davit Gareji with her Peace Corps buddies, Ann and Jeremy.

Davit Gareji is a complex series of monasteries built against the caves. Unfortunately, due to exposure to the elements and to some degree, vandalism, these frescoes are slowly deteriorating. Fortunately for us, we got to see hints of the beauty that they once held.

Misha was our very capable guide for this little adventure.

Georgia Republic, December 2005.

What the heck?

So I'm checking my email this morning, and whoa...

Bangi left me a comment on this blog. This site has been neglected and has been gathering pixel dust already, and I would've soon left it for dead had I not seen that she's even added it to her blog roll.

So, I'm trying to resurrect this. Of course since it's more or less travel-related, I need to get off my butt and go somewhere at least for the sake of gathering content here.

At the very least, I suppose I will share some of the past adventures I've had and those that I daydream about.