I’ve been fortunate enough to do a lot of traveling. I tend to seek out offbeat and quirky things everywhere I go. I used to keep a few lists in a Google Doc for when friends asked for suggestions on what to do when visiting places I’d been before. I’ve found foursquare lists to be […]
I spent a day wandering around New Haven, CT last month. While on the Yale campus, I noticed that Sheffield-Sterling-Strathcona Hall (SSS) featured transportation-themed stained glass on nearly every window. I snapped some photos – each pane has a different mode of transportation. This would be an ideal building to house a transportation engineering or […]
I haven’t had very much good Mexican food while living in New York. Many New Yorkers do not seem to know proper burrito etiquette. I was quite surprised to find this guide to Burrito Etiquette while enjoying a baked potato at Carlos and Gabby’s in Brooklyn: Burrito Etiquette Bur – Eat – Ooh! I never […]
I put together some of my best shots of communist propaganda billboards in central vietnam. I took most of these photos while on a 10 day trip on the Ho Chi Minh trail via motorcycle. I liked one of these well enough that Lisa and I painted a mural of it in our bathroom.
I was very impressed with the windmill turrent on the Confitería Del Molino in Buenos Aires right off of the Plaza del Congreso.
Here is a delicious picture series for today:
This photo was taken in Hangzhou near a pedestrian underpass.
I’m going to try posting an interesting photo from my travels on a regular basis. I’ve got a pretty large number of photos that might be worth a look, posting all of them in a gallery would take a while but making a few of them into blog posts once in a while shouldn’t be […]
I took these photos on a 2008 trip to China outside of Google’s Shanghai offices. I was actually going into the same building to visit a friend who worked at Trane Company, but I thought that if some Google-China news story came up these photos could be useful as stock photos. They are not great, […]
A picture I took in Hong Kong recently got featured in the Error’d section of The Daily WTF. They even took the time to blur out the kid’s faces. Brendan Nee observed some children at a Hong Kong airport enjoying one of my favorite passtimes â€“ dancing on a projected DOS prompt! View the post […]
En route from Belize City I decided to honor the start of the 2008 Olympic Games by taking the Panda Express challenge. A sign in Houston’s George Bush Intercontintal Airport posed the question: “Which is better, Beijing Beef or Orange Chicken”. After trying both, I give the gold medal to Orange Chicken with Beijing Beef […]
Warning: Rant below I decided to take a last minute trip to Belize with Lisa to meet up with Jed who has been traveling around Mexico for the last few weeks. Lisa found a $360 ticket at 8 PM leaving at 12:30 AM so we packed, hit up a Taqueria for a goodbye burrito and […]
I’m currently on a 5 month trip around the world with my girlfriend Lisa. I’ve finally found enough time to update this blog to point to my trip blog mostexcellentjourney.com. Its got a map of where we’ve been, notes from each place we’ve visited and photos. You can also get the RSS feed or get […]
Today is my first time flying Virgin America. I’m headed to New York from San Francisco. My final destination is Boston but I decided to route through NY and take the Chinatown bus to Boston just to try out Virgin America. So far its great. Virgin America flys out of the international terminal at SFO. […]
This has been a very interesting trip. Some things I’d reccomend for your cross country train trip: An extension cord- There seem to be only 3 outlets on the train and they are not placed in areas where you could sit and work. Also, one with multiple ends will allow you to make friends by […]
Hour 51: Just hit Omaha, NB, 5.5 hours behind schedule. Lots of people got on in Denver so the train was full, now a lot of people are leaving. Having the iPhone has made this trip much more tolerable. During the trip, both facebook and netvibes launched iPhone versions of their sites, both of which […]
Hour 41: We just spent 5 hours waiting for some trackwork to be finished in the rocky mountians. We got into Denver 5+ hours late. This doesn’t look good for an ontime arrival in chicago.
Hour 29: I’m starting to think I should have brought some food with me on this trip. The cafe food is maybe on par with gas station food at triple the price. The dining car food isn’t much more but the menu is remarkably similar to the cafe: hot dogs, hamburgers, and pizza. We stopped […]
Hour 10.5: We had a long stop in the middle of nowhere, now a 40 minute stop in Winnemucca, NV. There was actually a basque restaurant across the street from the station (read: gravel lot) which gave me 4 beers for $8. Train food has not impressed me yet, I think that was the worst […]
Its interesting being on the other side of Donner pass looking at the interstate. we already passed the highest point of the trip, I guess its all downhill from here for the next 52 hours. The scenery is good, but Ive seen much of it before on trips to Reno/Tahoe.