Friday, December 03, 2004

Last typhoon in December was in 1964...

Usually the typhoon season in the Asian tropics lasts the summer and ends in September, maximum October.
This year, it has been a tough one and typhoons are very frequent.
We’re already in December and here we are, being blown by cyclonic winds, under heavy rain and involved by a strange fog, as if the skies (not heaven but hell) came down on Taiwan.
Are we already at the day after tomorrow??!!

Typhoon NANMADOL, after violently brushing the Philippines and initially forecast to move northwest towards the south east China coast, it twists northeast towards south Taiwan.
What a weekend ;-(

But any how, do have a great and safe weekend!

Happy 1st Anniversary Caccaocino

Hoje e' dia de festa, as meninas celebram o 1o aniversario do simpatico blog caccaocino:

sempre bem acompanhadas por uma imensa diversidade de frutas mas mantendo-se longe de laranjas.

Happy Birthday Cacaoccino e parabens 'as operadoras do estamine, SARITA!

Thursday, December 02, 2004

Tripping in Tibet

Today I bring you Tibet.
To visit such place, words are almost unnecessary.
Enjoy the ride!

Potala – Lhasa – Tibet – April 2001

Potala Building – Lhasa – Tibet – April 2001

Heaven on Earth – Tibet – April 2001

Existence - Tibet – April 2001

Co-existence - Tibet – April 2001

Learning by debate – Tibet – April 2001

On the way to Samye Monastery – Tibet – April 2001

Monks at Samye Monastery – Tibet – April 2001

Tibetan boy – Tibet – April 2001

Buddha’s eyes – Tibet – April 2001

Child’s smile – Tibet – April 2001

Guarding Lhasa – Tibet – April 2001

Guarding Tibet – April 2001

Wednesday, December 01, 2004

Tripping in Vietnam

As promised I’ll be sharing here some shots of recent trips in South East Asia. Besides the superb natural landscapes, I also focus on alive issues that reflect the people’s life and culture.
Today I leave you in Vietnam, back in Christmas of 2001.
Enjoy the ride!

And when you give, you receive… - Hue’, Vietnam – Dec.2001

Halong Bay, Vietnam – Dec. 2001

A bridge in Hanoi, Vietnam – Dec. 2001

Vietnam Reflections – Hanoi, Vietnam – Dec. 2001

Mobile Market – Hue’ – Vietnam – Dec. 2001

Aquatic Market – Mekong river, Vietnam – Dec. 2001

Static Market – Hue’, Vietnam – Dec. 2001

"We deliver!" – Hue’, Vietnam – Dec. 2001

Policing Hanoi, Vietnam – Dec. 2001

Guarding Hanoi, Vietnam – Dec. 2001

Tuesday, November 30, 2004

Viajeans = On the road in jeans

I’ve been in 42 countries of planet Earth but I believe I haven't seen a tinny little part of this magnificent and diverse world!

Alphabetic order: Algeria, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Cambodia, Canada, Czech Republic, China, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Laos, Luxembourg, Macau, Malaysia, Morocco, Monaco, Myanmar, Nepal, New Zealand, Philippines, Portugal, Scotland, Serbia (former Yugoslavia); Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, Taiwan, Turkey, Tunisia, USA, Vatican and Vietnam.

Monday, November 29, 2004

Life for sharing

I haven’t ever really found a place that I call home
I never stick around quite long enough to make it
I apologize that once again I’m not in love
But it’s not as if I mind that your heart ain’t exactly breaking
It’s just a thought, only a thought

But if my life is for rent I don’t learn to buy
Well I deserve nothing more than I get
Cos nothing I have is truly mine

I've always thought that I would love to live by the sea
to travel the world alone and live more simply
I have no idea what's happened to that dream
life to rent
– Dido Armstrong and Rollo Armstrong

Dido doesn't know what happened to her dream but I do know what happened to mine: it's here and now!
To a certain extent I relate to Dido's words, her dream is my reality.
I might never stay long enough in the same place but i do manage to call it home, before i leave it!I am enjoying the ride!
I also think that nothing I have is truly mine and to give and share is the most rewarding experience in our lives.
My life is not for rent, my life is for sharing!

Hue, Vietnam - Christmas 2001

We are reaching the end of another year, usually the time to reflect on the achievements of the past and plans for the future. The time to put order in messes and mess up orders. A time to look back, position yourself where you are and project yourself where you want to be.
For the next few days I will be sharing with you some flashes of my tripping experiences in South East Asia, since 2001, the year I went digital.

Sunday, November 28, 2004