Sunday, September 28, 2008

The Ultimate Endorsement




It took all of our self control to withstand strength of this marketing effort

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Balinese Monkeys

As with many places in Asia, monkeys are easily found in Bali. In fact, we went to the Monkey Sanctuary, located at the sight of an old temple, and enjoyed their company to no end. See some of the fun.














Monday, September 22, 2008

Balinese Temples

We went to several temples in Bali, where most of the population is Hindu. Attached are some of our favorite pics.

















Thursday, September 18, 2008

Bali

We also recently went to Bali . . . beautiful beaches, yummy food, great service - our brains were mush by the end . . .

Dreamland Beach



Elephant Cave - for the worshiping of Ganesha of course!



Waterfall from our white water rafting trip



Terraced Rice Paddies - and they build them all by hand!





Views from the Temple at Uluwatu





The Most Active Volcano on Bali

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Paralympic Mascot



Not as creative as the Fuwa for the olympics . . . and only one mascot for the disabled . . .

Thursday, September 11, 2008

More New Zealand

Below are other pics from out trip . . . really a once in a lifetime experience!

Arial view of Queenstown



View while snowboarding down Coronet Peak



View while snowboarding down Treble Cone



The Treble Cone lodge is also home to a group of Kea (pronounced Kia) - alpine parrots about the size of a house cat. They are extremely clever creatures and known for stealing camera cases and hats from the unsuspecting.




video

From our hotel room



Nerds on horses



Mega Nerd



And in case you thought we were homesick, the ultimate reminder (in the form of a takeout joint the mall)

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Welcome to New Zealand!



As some of you may know, we recently spent a week in GORGEOUS New Zealand, snowboarding and taking in natures bounty. Below are a some pictures from a day trip to Milford Sound, which is really a fjord (created by a glacier unlike a sound which is created by the sea). We opted to return to Queenstown via air and got some amazing pics from our tiny plane.

At Mirror Lake



From out tour bus - with skylights across the entire roof!



Pretty river that formed a beautiful chasm (pics of the chasm didn't turn out so good)



Milford Sound



Close up of Sterling Falls in Milford Sound



From the plane











And us with our plane

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Wong Tai Sin Temple

Wong Tai Sin Temple is among the most popular in HK so we thought we'd have a look. While not terribly old, it is charming and it is possible to have your fortune read (if you dare) . . . we were too hot to wait around . . . and the government housing in the background did not help!









And a closer look at that government housing . . .