Archive for January, 2009

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Year in Cities, 2008

I originally posted this on Reemer.com, but it’s relevant here too! My favorite post of the year. Here’s a list of cities I stayed in, in roughly chronological order. An asterisk means I stayed there more than once on non-consecutive days. Also see the 2005, 2006, and 2007 editions. Tigre, Argentina* Buenos Aires, Argentina* Mendoza, [...]


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Scoping Out Cape Town

My landlord welcomed me to Cape Town by saying “welcome to the most beautiful city in the world”. I thought to myself, like a wanna-be smug Vancouverite, “I dunno, it seems nice, but it’s gonna be hard to beat Vancouver”. I stayed in Camps Bay for two weeks. It’s a super ritzy beach town on [...]


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the taj mahal is breathtaking in person

the taj mahal is breathtaking in person


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amber fort in jaipur

amber fort in jaipur


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giraffe and buffalo (via Kruger park safari)

giraffe and buffalo (via Kruger park safari)


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Elephants in Kruger

we ran across this pack of elephants on the main road from skukuza to sabie. first we saw one, then they just started pouring from the bushes. we were the closest car – maybe 15 feet away – and at one point two big elephants flared their ears and started walking towards us. we reversed [...]


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