Sunday, May 22, 2005

In search of sunrise

This is it. Our last day on this continent.

Tomorrow we are picking up our packs and going on a long ride home.

We'll be up all night, waiting for the sun to rise over the Seine River, and say goodbye to a long journey, and hello to the way home, to another journey, to another sunrise.

Last days in Europe

Watching the sunset from my uncle's balcony Posted by Hello

Saturday, May 21, 2005


Brian, my cousin in law, took Alex, Quan and me to Montmartre. I saw the cafe where Amelie works, and the flower shop, and the Bateau-Lavoir, where Picasso painted Les Demoiselles D'Avignon, possibly the first work of cubism.

And then there were two. One of the remaining windmills out of the original 34 on the hill of Montmartre Posted by Hello

Alex thinks Quan should share some of his gelato Posted by Hello

Friday, May 20, 2005

Hanging out with mom

Mum came to visit Posted by Hello

Playing tourist in the Latin Quarter. Posted by Hello

Goofing off with my brother on our way to the Luxembourg Garden
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Shakespeare and Company

The last real place on earth

Blurry me in front of Shakespeare and Co., the bestest bookstore in the world Posted by Hello

Inside the bookstore.  Posted by Hello

Tuesday, May 17, 2005


After two months of no bouldering, I get back into it, you know, starting back up with something light and easy, um, like Fontainebleau.

Basic essentials for climbing Posted by Hello

My camera decided to go postal... or just purple. Posted by Hello

Edhuardo, a crazy Brazillian guy I picked up in the woods. He's travelling around the world just to climb and tell crazy stories of climbing and travelling around the world.  Posted by Hello

Sun shining through the forest onto a boulder Posted by Hello

Blue sky over Bleau Posted by Hello

Climbing till moon rise Posted by Hello

Thierry has a thing for roofs Posted by Hello

Kim concentrating hard Posted by Hello

Elephant skin... or rock? You decide.  Posted by Hello

Kim loves slabs, like, sometimes to a very disturbing degree. Posted by Hello

I can't believe it's real sand. Someone explain to me how all this sand got here. Posted by Hello

Oooooh. So that's why they call it Cul de Chien. Posted by Hello

Sunday, May 15, 2005

Paris encore

We're back in Paris after an EPIC of an adventure to get back here. How? Oh, don't you want to know. Suffice to say that it's worth getting a chair and a beer, or ten. But I will write more about that later. Just so you know I am uploading a few representative, or misrepresentative pictures. So scroll back and show some love for visual technology.

I will be MIA for a while. MIA from the online world at least. Tomorrow (Monday) I will be heading to Fontainebleau with Kim for a week of rock loving. Then I'll head back to Paris for the weekend, then fly home on Monday.

I get back on Monday night, so Seattlelites, I'll be expecting the red carpet, or at least just some TLC, *nudge nudge wink wink*. (TLC as in tender love and care, not the channel, but of course you knew that.)

On Thursday I'm going on a road trip to Southern California to J Tree for even more rock loving. So updates will be sporadic. I am going to do my best to upload all of our pictures for your viewing pleasure first. Then the stories, and yes, something more interesting than, "we took the train". By the way, both of my middle fingers would like to fondly say hi to whoever commented on the previous post and said "your blog is so boring I am not entertained." Call me I'd be glad to donate some spare change to your Get a Life Foundation.

So I just drank the equivalent of 40 cups of coffee in green tea. I'm a little sleep deprived and a lot jittery. All of Paris spreads below me to the horizon. It is all so surreal and poetic. I love this city. I feel tingling all over. I don't know why. Though my friend Jin would say, "maybe you have to pee." Oh, I know why. My brother just informed me that The Daily Show will be on in a little bit. Hallelujah!

Friday, May 13, 2005


Leaving Bruges and going to Bruxelles. La petite Venice Brugge is. Our travels are coming to a close.

Gros bisous a tout.

Tuesday, May 10, 2005


I like Amsterdam.

This kitty needs lots of TLC. It suffers greatly from the second hand THC in our hostel, The Flying Pig downtown. Posted by Hello

I wish my parking spot could have this view. Posted by Hello

I'm sorry. I can't comment. It's a war memorial. Posted by Hello