Friday, October 7, 2011

Steve Jobs Memorial

My husband, Cameron, was reflecting on the loss of Steve Jobs. He noted how in the face of death, Jobs had said some really smart things about life in recent years. So, we paired up those quotes and reflections with a video we shot this week of the sun setting in Phuket, Thailand. It seemed an appropriate pairing.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Bangkok, Thailand: Travel Tips for the Grand Palace

You should be prepared before making a trip to The Grand Palace in Bangkok, Thailand.  With just a bit of planning before your outing, you should have a lovely time.  In this video, I give you three tips: 
  1. There is a strict dress code! I give you all the details in my video.
  2. If you want an English tour guide, there have been some changes and it's no longer free. 
  3. Beware the scam artists near the Palace -- they are looking for you!
I hope my video tips make your day at The Grand Palace go a bit smoother. Enjoy!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Bangkok, Thailand: The Grand Palace Review

Colorful, Dynamic, Sparkling -- that's how I would describe the Grand Palace in Bangkok, Thailand.  It is above and beyond any temple complex I've seen in Asia. It's beautiful and if you are making a stop in Bangkok it should be on your "to-do" list.

In my video see what really makes The Grand Palace so spectacular.  It's a feast for your eyes!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Bangkok, Thailand: Amazing Rainbow at Grand Palace (Video)

I really enjoyed visiting the Grand Palace in Bangkok, Thailand.  The buildings are stunning.  The decoration is so ornate, it's unlike anything I've seen before.  Glass tiles sparkle and gold paint shimmers all around you -- it's like a fantasy land.  As if this wasn't enough, we were treated to a show from Mother Nature.  A beautiful, full rainbow in the sky made for some great photos.  So, we wanted to share them!  Oh, and if you're in Bangkok, the Grand Palace is a must-see.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Phnom Penh, Cambodia: Amazing Hackey Sack

I loved that Phnom Penh never felt like a tourist city, existing solely for visitors.  We just happened to be thrown into the mix.  We stayed there 3 nights, and the truth is I could have lingered a little longer. 

On our first day we simply strolled through the city, getting the lay of the land and soaking in the atmosphere.  In the early evening, the locals really started to come out.  They filled the local square and crowded the riverfront, enjoying the outdoors after a hard days work. 

Walking along Sisowath Quay, which is alongside the river, we spotted groups of men playing hacky sack.  They were attracting a small audience and it was well deserved.  They were truly talented!  So we captured some video to share with you.

It’s these small moments that I think will stay with me in the years to come.  Moments of daily life that we were just lucky enough to witness and be a part of.