Sunday, June 27, 2010

< 6 Mo.

A lot can change in six months.

In January, we gave up our sedate life in beautiful, sun-soaked Cape Town.

We crossed the Indian Ocean for a shopping trip on the steamy streets of Bangkok.

Then continued on to spend a winter month in Taiwan.

On our way out of Asia, we detoured through Malaysia, for a strange few days in the dense jungles of Borneo.

And swung by the peninsula, for a few days of good eating and old wreck gazing in Melaka.

In South Africa, we found ourselves in a different wilderness, on a stay in Kruger National Park.

Then returned to the US, where we found that we very much love the charming city of San Francisco.

From there, we stayed awhile in New Mexico, where we enjoyed quiet spaces, small towns, and spicy food.

Upon leaving, we passed through Southern Utah, a surreal nature-scape of red cliffs, barren deserts, and shaded forests.

And, finally, we arrived in Los Angeles, the greatest city on earth, a feeling which even the last six months around the world had not dissuaded me from feeling.

We'll only be here for a few days before we leave again, but it's nice to be reminded that such a city exists.


Roni Faida said...

Really? The greatest city on EARTH? I'm from Hell-a and can't stand it, but that's the beauty of different perspectives. Love your pics.

Alexander Santillanes said...

Yeah, I know I'm definitely in the minority for my love of Los Angeles, but to be honest that's part of what makes it feel so special for me. -X

Sherri said...

What an adventurous life you live! Must be fun... You guys are all over the map!

Unknown said...

Whirlwind no but you did do a lot of miles. Hope you enjoy LA, it has never appealed to me but I'm looking forward to your posts from there.

virginia bed and breakfast said...

There are various shopping spots where you can get the best and the cheap shopping and without any hassle and hustle bustle.

It is the best travel destination with cheap travel option for an international traveler for sure.