June 08, 2008


Interlaken, the paradise for extreme outdoor sports, is situated at the heart of Swiss Alps. As the name implies, the town is between two lakes, Lake Thun and Lake Brienz. From there, one can easily choose skydiving, paragliding, zorbing (google it if you don't know what it is), white-water rafting, rock climbing, and of course, skiing and snowboarding. It's a heaven if you have $$$ !

Other than those sports, Interlaken is the transport hub to many Alps destinations, including Jungfraujoch, the highest train station in the world !

Weeeee, paragliding over Interlaken

the canal connects the two lakes

did I look worried?

paragliding is not difficult; all you have to do is to scream and run as fast as you can... and hopefully the parachute will open :)

paragliding over the Alps, what in life can be better? 

cogwheel, helps train to climb steep slopes.

What's next? 


May 29, 2008

Vancouver + Vancouver Island

I am back from the trip; and I've made two life-changing decisions.

One, motorcycle is too dangerous. I rented a motorcycle and had a minor crash. Man, it totally scared the shit out of me. After the incident, I've made up my mind that I won't be buying motorcycles.

Two, Vancouver is such a beautiful and peaceful place. It's very green with trees everywhere. After my graduation in December, I will go back there to look for jobs. Vancouver island is not a bad choice as well.

During my 7 days there (5 full days actually), I saw a black bear, deer, bald eagle, sea lions, seals, sea stars, and crabs. It's a very wild place, and I just scratched the surfaces. Here are the pics:

sunset over West Vancouver

parked cars in a ferry. It can fit quite a few cars.

world parrot refuge. It's so loud that we are given earplugs.

there are hundreds of them, and it's quite creepy when they keep saying "hello", "hi" and "I love you"

revenge of the parrot

in the summer, there are goats on top grazing

the rental car

rain forest

scenery in Vancouver Island

Long Beach Unit.

Empress Hotel

BC legislative house

B.C. Ferries

view of Coquitlam, where I used to live for 4 years.

boarder crossing to U.S. which took over an hour.

Peace Arch. Border between Canada and USA

"Children of a common mother". Ha, there is no need to show off, but I lived in Canada, US, and UK. woohoo I rock !

One final thing. I do believe there is god and he is a funny dude. Case in point, I found coupons on the internet which saved about $300 on car rentals. I was a happy man. Then on my first day, I was given a fat speeding ticket of $299. LOL. anyway, that ticket is being contested.