Willie Wonka, Anton Gaudi, and Hunter S. Thompson walk into a bar…….
Would be a good joke, right? If so, this building is the punchline…’they decide to build something together’.
It’s the Finnegan’s Wake of architecture.
For more than 25 years, Dang Viet Nga has been building one of the strangest pieces of architecture known to man. She earned a PhD in Architecture at the University of Moscow five decades ago. So she must know what she’s doing, right?
Heck if I know!?! But I liked it. Sort of….. Continue reading
It’s not what it sounds like! Ok, it is…sort of….
The Chiang Mai Womens Correctional Facility (read: Prison) is in the heart of Old Town Chiang Mai. And here, the ladies are offered a chance to learn a trade. Some women learn how to make clothes or other handicrafts, some learn Thai massage. Continue reading
Today presents a full schedule of activities. We start out at a Butterfly and Orchid Farm, then a quick stop at a local market before heading to a waterfall / water slide. They we have lunch and head to the river for some white water rafting and a bamboo raft ride. Finally, we visit an elephant adventure park. A big Day indeed. Continue reading
Samsung Galaxy Camera Review
If you are considering buying a Samsung Galaxy Camera,
please read this before you spend US$450-550.
For years there has been a gaping hole in the camera market. There have been big, expensive, highly-adaptable SLRs that take gorgeous photos. These cameras require a skilled photographer and do only one thing – take pictures. On the other end of the spectrum, there are the small, inexpensive, point-and-shoot cameras (including your cell phone) that take reasonable pictures. No training is required and they can do lots of other cool things, especially in the case of devices like iPhones. Continue reading