Sunday, January 31, 2010
I went to Curacao (Dutch Antilles) back in 2006. A very beautiful island of the coast of Venezuela. This is Willemstad, i think it's the capital, don't remember lol. In Curacao, Dutch is the official language, but everyone speaks Papiamentu. It's a creole language, mixture of Spanish, Dutch, some French, and I think Swahili.
The beaches were so beautiful:) and I loved the colorful houses.
Friday, January 29, 2010
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Here's the ground floor. There are also tables of books set up outside the book/souvenir store.
Saturday, January 23, 2010
My favorite ride was the Simpon's and the 3D shrek show.
But I prefer the Universal Studios in Orlando, it's alot bigger. But the cool thing about the one in Cali, is that there is a tour of all the different scenes and sets where movies are filmed. It's pretty amazing how most of the movies are filmed at Universal. Movies have been made at the Universal studios there since 1913.
Friday, January 22, 2010
Sunday, January 17, 2010
Burj al Arab
I really wanted to go inside, but I heard you had to pay like $100 or something! So I didn't even try to go lol.
Ahhh Dubai extravagance :)
So one day I saw some camels and I wanted to get closer (it didnt look that far). I was warned not to go because it was actually pretty far and I would at least need some water and proper shoes to go. I had jeans, a black shirt and sandals, but I was like "Whatever, I'm tough I can do it" lol. Well, after 30 minutes I still wasn't near the camels and I was getting extremely thirsty and my feet were burning from the hot sand!
I ended up getting back to my flat 2 hours later, red as hell, and drank a gallon of water lol. Since then, Ilearned how serious mother nature is lol.
Saturday, January 16, 2010
The outer seems hard and bold. It's an intimidating design, one not often thought of as a stereotypical masjid.
You can see people walking from the outside towards the inner area which is darker, very shaded.
Along the walls of the fountain area are wudu stations. And as you can see here, there's a dark stairway. The dark marble stairs lead up to the prayer area. It's fascinating how light is played with in this masjid and how it automatically alters your state of mind.
Friday, January 15, 2010
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Anyways...what better way to kick this off than to post a picture of our President's house?
I went to D.C. in Summer 2009 and it was HOTTTT as heck. There were a ton of people clamoring to take pictures of the White House and I finally elbowed my way in to snap this picture.