Photography and travel blog

Month: January 2012

Costa Rica bound

Costa Rica bound

In less than two weeks, I am headed to Costa Rica. Initially I was planning to go solo in November for a week but instead I delayed a bit and decided to go for 2 weeks in January (and a friend is coming with me). […]

San Francisco

San Francisco

Whenever I ask people to list their favourite cities, San Francisco is often listed. I had a week off between jobs which coincided with my friend going to SF for work so I decided to tag along. My stay there also coincided with Pride. The […]

Bossa Nova: A playlist

Bossa Nova: A playlist

I’ve created a YouTube playlist of some of my favourite Bossa Nova songs on the site. Gal Costa – Wave This is a great rendition of Antonio Carlo Jobim’s Wave. Gal Costa’s voice is both polished and expressive yet sensitive. Ella Fitzgerald – Dindi Ella […]

Brazil’s Exploding Economy

Brazil’s Exploding Economy

Brazil was much more expensive than I ever imagined it’d be. I got a hint of what I was going to encounter by the prices of hotels in Rio, but I didn’t imagine that the prices would be nearly on par with Canadian ones. Brazil’s […]

Paraty: Place to go in 2012

Paraty: Place to go in 2012

The New York Times has named Paraty as one of its places to go in 2012. They have a slideshow here.

G(AP) Adventures

G(AP) Adventures

Despite having a lot of experience travelling independently, I decided to do a group tour for part of my vacation to Argentina and Brazil, for many reasons. First, my travel partner had never been outside of North America (and had never backpacked either) so I […]

Rio de Janeiro…

Rio de Janeiro…

Last stop on our vacation was Rio, a city which sounded both invigorating and frightening at the same time. We had allotted 6 days to Rio, mostly due to the scheduling of our tour, and we worried it was too much. (We were right.) We […]