No photograph does it justice. When you stare up at it you get what "wonder of the world" means.
After playing Holi in Agra's streets--one of my all-time fav moments. Connections can be forged agnostic of language, culture, background, income.
And I smiled a lot.
and missing the point
They bickered a bit and drove off. What are you gonna do?
ping me if you do
Where more is more
Burj Al Arab front desk
one Russian mobsters are said to enjoy.
Projected in all the Burj al Arab's guestrooms, because "ticking is unsettling"
Burj al Arab Dubai
in the Burj. Trump International Hotel and Tower Dubai was never built. Now you see why. How is he gonna out-nouveau riche this?
at Palm Jumeirah--but this is just a model. We weren't important enough for the helicopter.
it's in a mall. Because Dubai.
Also holds Guinness record for "largest acrylic panel." Also because Dubai.
Where else? Dubai.
from Burj Khalifa--the world's tallest building.
populated by grad students.
Arabian Desert outside Dubai
My driver said he did a little BJJ. Turned out he was a black belt, helped run a school/outreach program, and invited me to get my white belted ass kicked. I'm sure that's common for Rio vacationers.
Cooler street art than yours
Yes, favelas have stores. This one has dozens.
One of two
Wish I'd captured the words above "saudades"--a word lacking English translation but a feeling I've known
He says each ring is a woman he's married, or intends to marry, or that have proposed marriage to him I can't recall and I doubt he does either.
Heaven side. Best view in Rio.
Favelas =/= slums
Sat next to this man on the flight down to Rio.
I used to know--little help from my Dutch peeps?
Or maybe people just forget which bike rack they used.
But maybe they take pictures of American soda displays
Out of coffee
As Dutch as it gets--along with bread butter and eggs for breakfast. Or lunch. Or dinner.
I'm an asshole
Because Girl likes cats. Girl not pictured.
Welcome to heaven fat kid
Are they running the development kernel?
On or around Remembrance Sunday
aka a B&B an hour outside London
Civil War break
On the way to Thailand
Our transportation is not like yours
46 m long, 15 m high. His feet are 4.5 m long and all the toes are the same length.
He’s big is what I’m saying.
Their celebration of New Year is a bit more low key but still beautiful
Golden stupas. You see a lot of these over time, but still...
You see a lot of these, too. Peace!
is it really all that bad?
Americans need to come here to see what lies behind this sign. It’s a terrible thing that we must confront.
Pretty good pho. Also, they’re still very proud that Bill Clinton ate here (“2 bowls!” they say).
Showing souls suffering in hell. Cheery!
Snake whisky is just one of the many fine products you’ll find. Makes a perfect gift!