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Hollywood after 20 years! (part 2)

Monday, August 18th, 2008

 Can you guess which movie was filmed at that church?

Here are some more pictures of the view from Fashion Mall in Hollywood.


Hollywood after 20 years!

Friday, August 15th, 2008

The last time I walked the famous Hollywood Blvd. was about 20 years ago! I still have my first picture in front of the Chinese Theater in a yellowing photo album at home. It was an interesting experience walking the same street again. The area is as festive as I remember it before. There were some performers as well people in costume walking around for people who want to take photos with them.


Vegas baby! (City pictures)

Thursday, August 14th, 2008

Here are some more pictures of the city! Sorry, these were taken from the bus so you may see some lines/reflection.


This train runs through the LV strip and is connected to several hotels for the convenience of the guests. Vegas traffic is bad, so this is one way for people to stay out of the heat and onto those casino seats fast. hehe…


Vegas baby! (The Venetian)

Wednesday, August 13th, 2008

I was told that I have to see The Venetian hotel as it is one of the interesting theme hotels on the strip. Here are some photos of the interior of the hotel, with the their built-in Venice - complete with the warm blue sky, canal system, gondolas and accompanying singing rowers.


Vegas baby! (Fremont Street Experience)

Tuesday, August 12th, 2008

The 4th of July was a fun experience for me in Vegas. I walked around Fremont Street with all it’s shops and restaurants offering food for the celebration. The main highlight for me was watching a couple of lively lights shows projected on the barrel vault canopy which runs about 4 blocks long!

Since it was the 4th of July, they played a lot of “American” music which the lights/images are choreographed to. One of the songs played that night was “Bye Bye American Pie” by the Beatles. I thought that it would be fun (and perhaps more appropriate?! haha..) to use “American Boy” given to me by some friends for this trip for this video instead.  Enjoy!


Vegas baby! (Paris and Bellagio)

Monday, August 11th, 2008

It was 106 degrees outside and you wonder if what you are seeing is a mirage. Out of the flat, dry desert, you see a whole city bustling with activity where every hotel holds a surprise.

paris las vegas

Paris Las Vegas Hotel and casino

No, I didn’t make a mistake. This is entry is still about Vegas but this is a picture of Paris Las Vegas Hotel and Casino. They really have the miniature Eiffel Tower, Lourve and Arc de Triomph right there.


From Yosemite to Las Vegas

Friday, August 8th, 2008

I really like long drives (no heavy traffic please!) you can see the terrain change as well as know a lot about the area just by observing the things you see while on the road.

As we left Yosemite, the landscape changed from the lush green and majestic redwood tress, to the dry and still interesting desert of Las Vegas.

Here are some photos I took from the bus - have a look. :)

red wood trees

burned red wood trees

Remnants of the trees burned by the forest fires of a few years back


Yosemite - El Capitan and Bridal Veil Falls

Thursday, August 7th, 2008

 yosemite 3 scenery

Yosemite National Park - to the left is El Capitan on the right is Bridal Veil Falls and Half Dome. 

One of my favorite places during this recent trip was a visit to Yosemite National Park. The highlight of the trip to the park was the view of El Capitan, Bridal Veil and Half Dome.


Napa valley - wineries, vineyard & wine! (Part 5)

Thursday, July 24th, 2008

Our last stop for the Napa valley trip was at Chandon. We had to drive up and down the highway to look for this place 3 times! Domain Chandon is suppose to be very good at making white wine and champagne.


Napa valley - wineries, vineyard & wine! (Part 4)

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008

For lunch, we decided to have a picnic at V. Sattui. It was lovely! We had pasta, salad and sandwiches. Have a look at the great selection of food, cheese and wine!