Thursday, January 29, 2015

Destination: Bangkok (Part 2)

The remainder of my time in Bangkok last year was used to frequent some fairly unique sites to this perplexingly wonderful city. Even in the midst of the military coup and nationwide shutdown with martial law in full effect, it was quite easy to scoot around the city on foot and motorbike. With that in mind, I was off to explore European architecture, Buddhist temples, and the famous floating markets.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Cafe Hopping: Nylon Coffee Roasters

Looking for some serious, and seriously good, coffee? No games, no pastries around to distract you from the kopi goodness that Nylon brews on a daily basis. After a year of café hopping through Singapore, Nylon earned a firm top 3 spot for its dedication to roasting and brewing excellence.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Ski bumming. At least for one weekend

With a long MLK weekend, a solid group of M1s from Loyola roadtripped to Michigan's Upper Peninsula to hit the ski slopes for a weekend. It was a phenomenal time, and spending all day in nature instead of the concrete jungle of the city was really invigorating. And I tried to snap some photos along the way, although I never tried to do so while skiing - that would have been asking for disaster.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Destination: Florence (Italy)

It was almost two years ago that I ventured off to Europe for a solo journey to Italy. While I spent most of my time in Rome (and Vatican City), a day trip to Florence was a must. With a train ticket in hand, I took off for Firenze, home of Brunelleschi's fame dome. Here a quick visual recap of that day. 

Sunday, January 4, 2015

My favorite photos of 2014

2014 was a fantastic year. In general, it was full of exploring in many different senses. Scholastically, I completed my Fulbright grant and began medical school. Traveling allowed me to experience much of Southeast Asia firsthand, and also exposed me to countless new cultures and ways of life. Photography-wise, I tried to capture a lot of it. Some months were full of fantastic shots, others were lacking (i.e., when I had anatomy exams on the horizon). But it's always fun to take a look back and recognize how lucky I've been to have these opportunities.