Caravelle in Barcelona

Great affordable food in a cozy cafe situated in an arty neighborhood of El Raval near MACBA. I had huevos rancheros and hot chocolate, both of which were very nice. Tim, who’s from England, had Spanglish breakfast, and he found the sausages and the whole dish amazing, better than the English breakfast in England. I…

El Quim de la Boqueria, Barcelona

I just came back from Barcelona and I had one of the best seafood I ever had at El Quim. I really enjoyed their fried eggs with baby squids, pictured (courtesy of El Quim). Even though the portion was not big, it was definitely worth the long wait and the price. The atmosphere and the…

Kampa Park, Prague

One word—ultra-delicious. Service from the manager wasn’t good and felt a bit pretentious–but our waiter was excellent. It is the number one restaurant in Prague on TripAdvisor. A-list celebrities dine here. So if you are bored of the Charles Bridge view from the restaurant, you still have a high chance of getting a celebrity view….

Café Louvre–Einstein’s hang-out in Prague

I love Cafe Louvre that I came back two days in a row while I was in Prague. It was efficient, quick, clean, generous, delicious and reasonably priced. Perfect for budget-conscious people who want a quick and filling breakfast. I came back daily for this once I discovered this gem. I was seated promptly and each…

De Kas, Amsterdam’s Michelin-starred organic restaurant

As De Kas is recommended in National Geographic’s Food Journeys of a Lifetime as a kitchen garden experience that must be savored when in Amsterdam, I decided to try out this restaurant when I was in town. This is actually a greenhouse restaurant that grows organic produce on site.  The fixed price Mediterranean menu changes…

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….

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…

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…

Back to Cali

I’m finally back home. Yea! It’s good to see my family again and enjoy the nice weather. My flight back to San Francisco from Seattle was delayed today, but to make it up, Virgin America gave away a bunch of plasma TVs and gift certificates in several games to cheer us up. I’m completely exhausted…