Rollerskating Dancer

Weekly Photo Challenge: Dance

One of the things I loved about Venice Beach when we visited last year?  Dancing on roller-skates!

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Memories of Venice

In April last year while in Los Angeles we ventured down to Santa Monica Pier and Venice Beach for the day. As it turned out, Venice was one of my favourite destinations during our 7 week trek across the United States.

Older people rollerskated near a much younger generation of skateboarders. The hustle-bustle of tourists, locals, out-of-towners and wanderers stretched along a seemingly infinite path, casually sidestepping oncoming bicycles, scooters and rollerblades. One eye people-watched while my other eye scoured the goods laid out by an eclectic, and mostly happy group of artisans. We strode past Muscle beach, invoking images of old-school bodybuilders in daggy 80’s workout clothes.

It was bustling, but peaceful. Modern, but nostalgic. Crowded, but spacious. The entire area was a contradiction of itself and I loved it. So did my camera, although it didn’t get used to its full extent. Maybe one day I’ll go back and let the camera lead the way.

But for now, here are a few things I did capture. I’ve also included shots taken from the pier and surrounds…

A lesson from a fellow plane passenger

So we were traveling from New York to Miami. A four-hour flight. Long enough to get through a small bag of peanuts but short enough to put away the sleeping pills. Continue reading “A lesson from a fellow plane passenger”

That park in the middle

Here are some few photos from the most amazing park I’ve set foot in…  Continue reading “That park in the middle”

On our way to the U.S.A

Three days!

Only three days until we board a flight from Sydney, Australia and land amid the bright lights of New York City. Continue reading “On our way to the U.S.A”

11 Simple Travel Tips!

As part of the countdown to our adventure to the U.S that kicks off in only a few days time, I thought I’d share some simple travel tips. All of these are extremely simple: Continue reading “11 Simple Travel Tips!”

A taste of Thai

Here’s a quick peek at some of my favourite snaps from several trips to Thailand over the past few years.

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