Friday, July 17, 2015

Chasing the devil's wine in Chile

We went down to Chile to explore some wineries and switch seasons. Chile is a sly mix of South America with a twist of Europe. Dash of the devil.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Pizza on the beach

I have, in my life, eaten a lot of meals. Good meals. And There has been sandwiches, lots of sandwiches. There has been glory. I have eaten a 7 course meal at the highest restaurant in the world over the sands of Dubai. I have dined on the finest of Bologna atop the city state of San Marino. The Peninsula in Hong Kong. Ceviche at La Mar in Peru. Bistecca alla Fiorentina. The freshest tuna in the world right off the beach in The Rock Islands of Micronesia. I could go on like this like an asshole for hours. Hell, I kind of did.

But sometimes, you just can't beat some pizza, any beach, and the sunset. We put the world on hold. The life you lead becomes a whisper. The crash of the ocean a distant beat. Even Domino's will do.

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Belgian Rooftops

On any square in the world and at any point in your life, do not forget to look up. There is so much more than what is at eye level. What is what in front of you is the biggest distraction for what could be next. 

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Sunset in Colonia, Uruguay

An old town at the edge of nowhere. Colonia, Uruguay. Just at dusk, we ambled around a deserted square made pink by the sun's gorgeous retreat.  

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Smoke and Temples Japan

Old Edo still lurks in corners of crowded Tokyo

Honor the Past - Tokyo

A woman rests in old Tokyo 

Nassau Conch Salesmen

conch nassau

This guy, battered by the sun on the tourist-rich banks of mega-cruise central Nassau, hawks his wares. Plucked from the sea, the man sells sea stars and conchs and what appears to be a basket of fruits. Keep on keeping on Nassau conch salesman.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Zurich Accordion Player

Caught this guy playing a haunting rhythm in a nook in Zurich

Zurich - just passed dusk

 The waterfront in Zurich, lit up like gold at night

Great place to rent a tuxedo - Menguin

Menguin is an online tuxedo rental company that saves penguins in Patagonia and rents out the coolest tuxedos with 24/7 customer service. They also make it super easy - takes about 5-10 minutes to rent and get fitted online, way easier than going to a store. 

They offer a ton of stuff and if you need to rent a tux, then you should definitely check Menguin out.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

A hidden gem - Smith's Beach in Turks and Caicos

We have snorkeled in most Caribbean and Atlantic nations, and I have to say my favorite spot in the Caribbean is Smith's Beach on Providenciales in Turks and Caicos. We stopped here on our way to the airport on our last day in Provo, and I still regret leaving that great aquatic morning experience. It really has three great things going for it:   
  1. It is hard to get to and thus abnormally empty relative to the quality of the reef/beach. This also makes it an intrinsically rewarding place to stumble upon.
  2. It is a very healthy reef with a ton of aquatic critters.
  3. It is located close to world class Grace Bay
Show up with a mask and some fins and have at it. We saw a few turtles and a ton of interesting fish and reef formations. This would be a perfect place to do a mid day picnic with some treats from  Graceway Gourmet. I will give detailed directions at the end of this post.