Archive for February, 2012

Diving at Sail Rock and the Angthong National Marine Park

Diving at Sail Rock and the Angthong National Marine Park

During our visit to Thailand you know I had to do some diving. I bought a new underwater camera for Christmas and this was my first opportunity to try it out. I think the results were very impressive. The first day was a pure dive trip to Sail Rock, which is considered the best site [...]


Elephants, Big Buddhas and Mummified Monks, Oh My!

Elephants, Big Buddhas and Mummified Monks, Oh My!

Beth and I did do a bit more in Thailand than relax at the spa and read by the pool. We did in fact manage to get out and see the island. We started with elephant trekking near a waterfall. It was a neat experience, but definitely a bit tourist trappy. We weren’t really “trekking” [...]


A Taste of Heaven (and Hell) in Ko Samui

A Taste of Heaven (and Hell) in Ko Samui

…Don’t worry, the hell comment in the title has nothing negatively to do with the hotel. It’s about my interactions with fire in association with out stay there. Beth and I returned from India with the soccer team on January 24th. We got home at about 2am. We went to sleep, got up the next [...]


The Taj Mahal

The Taj Mahal

The Taj Mahal is one of the world’s instantly recognizable structures. Built as a mausoleum for the wife of one of India’s Mughal kings, it is a true wonder of the world and an eternal symbol of the love between two people. It’s not a place I necessarily thought I would visit, but one cannot [...]


Four Days in India with NYUAD Soccer

Four Days in India with NYUAD Soccer

Beth and I have talked about visiting India ever since arriving in Abu Dhabi, but we were never sure exactly how we wanted to do it. The country is huge and offers an immense diversity of landscape, culture, and cuisine. When we were invited to participate in NYU Abu Dhabi’s second international soccer tour, we [...]