19 Sep, 2016 in Vancouver
Simon Fraser campus : Vancouver

Last year I came in to Vancouver to attend a professional event taking place during the summer. I made a very late decision to come, and so the hotels were running insane rates with very low availability. To my relief, a former-classmate friend who is now working at Simon Fraser invited me to come stay […]

16 Sep, 2016 in Bocas del toro
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To wrap up my posts about my getaway trip to Panama last year, the final post is about a wonderful boat-trip from Bocas del Toro to nearby islands to do some dolphin watching. In two little fishermen boats we went to dolphins bay where dolphins like to come hang out. For the entire duration of our visit […]

14 Sep, 2016 in Cancun
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My trip to Cancun in Mexico was absolutely gorgeous. It has gorgeous beaches (#2), extraordinary pyramids (Chichen Itza and Tulum), and an endless array of natural and tourist attractions. To wrap up my series of posts from my visit to gorgeous Cancun the final post is from a daytrip to the beautiful island Mujeres (Isla Mujeres) with […]

3 Aug, 2016 in Mexico City
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The historic center of Mexico City is filled with great attractions, like the Great Pyramid of Tenochtitlán and Museo del Templo Mayor. In the area are also a few local museums featuring some of the local arts and culture. One of those is the Museo Nacional de las Culturas, a national museum dedicated to world […]

23 Jul, 2016 in Boquete
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In my short stop in Boquete up on the central mountains of Panama I did a couple of tours. The first was a horseback riding hotsprings tour I wrote about before, and in the rainy afternoon we were taken to the coffee plantation to hear a bit about the blooming Panama coffee industry and see […]

9 Jul, 2016 in Vancouver
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Last year I was in Vancouver for a conference, and had a day to explore around a bit. The conference was taking place at the large conference center next to the Vancouver Harbour and so I set out to walk west from the conference center towards Stanley Park. The park was quite lovely, with lots of green and little […]

2 Jul, 2016 in Phoenix
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To wrap up my visit to Phoenix during Christmas, I made a short visit to the University of Arizona in Phoenix. To catch a last glimpse of the city from above, I took the opportunity to climb up the nearby mountain and the Hayden Butte Preserve with panoramic views of the whole area. It’s a bit of a hike, […]

16 Jun, 2016 in Guadalajara
Plaza Fundadores Guadalajara Historic center (8)

It’s been over a year since I visited Guadalajara and going back to revisit some of the memories, I realized that I have not done justice to this lovely city and have yet to share some of what the historic center has to offer. The whole historic center is walkable, and I strongly recommend that […]

30 May, 2016 in Boquete
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After a few days in Panama City and the gorgeous islands of Bocas del Toro I took a boat and bus down south and up the mountain to Boquete, considered one of the best American Xpat retirement towns. For a small town, there’s plenty to do, and only once I arrived I realized I could have probably planned for longer. […]

25 May, 2016 in New York City
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I’ve been to New York City so many times, but somehow never really got around to taking shots of the famous Wall Street. Back in my 6th grade year in the US I remember coming out of the metro on Wall Street and for the first time in my life seeing the endless row of […]

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