Moving to London

It’s been a year since I posted anything in this travelogue that I started soon after my first trip to Europe in 2009. A lot of things have happened since my last entry about my trip in Europe. My last trip there left me a bitter taste. I got injured and subsequently lost my job afterwards….

Cheap eat in center of Paris

I went to Brasserie de ile st louis (next to Notre Dame) in 2011–this place serves American-sized Alsatian dish with great views for a good deal. I found their drinks and food excellent.

What have you learned from your travels?

I was asked this question in an interview for my current job. Honestly, if there was anything I learned from my travel it would be to end relationship with people who are not good for me, who aren’t true friends.

Only the tourists visit Alcatraz

This map confirms my belief that only tourists visit Alcatraz. It’s a pretty useful tool to find out where to mingle with the locals and avoid the tourist traps. There are avoid-the-tourist maps of other cities as well.

2010 in review

The stats helper monkeys at mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health: The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads This blog is doing awesome!. Crunchy numbers A helper monkey made this abstract painting, inspired by your stats. A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers….

Europe iPad travel app

I’m currently at iOSDevCamp2010 in San Jose, CA working with a team on developing an iPad travel app for children. It’s a 360 panorama of different European countries with audio changing as a different country appears. The app is not finished yet, but stay tuned! Here’s a screenshot of the app: Team Members: Creative: Ivan…

30 things to do before turning 30

As the WordPress homepage uploaded, my eyes caught a blog post titled “That Special Book in My Life.” I immediately thought about The Spanish Apartment, a French movie I watched soon after my college graduation. Being 22 at the time, that movie made me decide to forego lucrative corporate jobs in order to pursue my…

Taking a break from traveling

I’m completely exhausted and I need to stop traveling temporarily. I got into another accident soon after I returned from Seattle. I always get into one soon after traveling.  I have been feeling like Jimmy Stewart in The Rear Window. Yes, that’s how bad my injuries are. I really want to return to Europe this summer to see my…