Category: 2012

South Africa 2012

My first time in Africa! Airport hotel at JNB – a great place for plane spotting   I could watch aircraft bellies all day long! Souvenir market on my way to safari at Pilanesberg Game Reserve. Many tourists tend to go to a much larger Kruger National Park, but concentration of wildlife at Pilanesberg is […]

Singapore 2012

Layover in Singapore Singapore Flyer Ferris wheel —   The iconic Marina Bay Sands hotel and resors and ArtScience museum ArtScience Museum Marina Bay Sands shopping mall Skypark with Infinity pool on top of Marina Bay Sands hotel View from Skypark — Gardens by the Bay — Sentosa Island Resort — The Merlion at Merlion park The […]

Guangzhou 2012

Definitely one of my favorite places in China. In the summer of 2012 I flew into Hong Kong, took a ferry to Shenzhen and then a train to Guangzhou. Local IKEA Almost the same as we are used to CAN A bunch of ping-pong tables in the park The famous Canton tower Inside Canton tower […]


Some pics from a day trip to Melbourne Central Railway Station Melbourne street car Art gallery Downtown Melbourne Mint Pro-Asad rally Eureka tower – the tallest building in the Southern hemisphere View from SkyDeck of Eureka Tower   — April 2012

The Great Ocean Road

The Great Ocean Road is one of the world’s top scenic coastal drives. It’s a 250 km road stretched between Torquay and Allanford in the state of Victoria. In 2012 I took a trip to Newcastle for work, then flew to Melbourne to drive the GOR. Newcastle beach Newcastle pelican Also Newcastle On my way […]

Dubai 2012

Stopover in Dubai. All that Dubai screaming luxury and excess left me unimpressed, not exactly my type of entertainment. I did enjoy the observation deck at Burj Khalifa though. Burj Khalifa Inside the Dubai Mall Didn’t expect to find Tim Hortons here 🙂 A piece of Canada with Middle Eastern flavor   Lunch time Dubai […]

Hwy 1

Driving up Hwy 1 from SD to SF La Jolla, San Diego La Jolla beach-goers Charging station at Ikea, near LA Filming location of “The Office” in LA. Alas, all cast were on a “spring break” Beautiful Santa Monica Santa Monica – a silent protest against wars in Iraq and Afghanistan California coastline Curious Californian […]