Archive for the ‘Travel’ Category

NYPD assaults biker

Monday, July 28th, 2008

This video is from Street Blogs

I think all you can say is holly crap, and I hope the cop is suspended and the sued for assaulting the biker. If we can’t trust the cops who can we trust.

Leena and Gregs Wedding

Tuesday, May 27th, 2008

If you have been following my twitter feed you would know i was at an Indian Wedding this weekend in Albany NY. Below are a couple of the shots that caught my eye when doing a first scan of the photos.

This is the first real test of my new DSLR and I learned a few things about the capabilities. I wasn’t very happy with the built in flash, I really need to upgrade to an SB 800, in large rooms it would over expose the foreground and you would get bright spots on reflective surfaces. For a lot of the flash shots I dropped the flash exposure down a little to compensate. For the non flash shots I was shooting at 1600 iso which has its draw backs, images are a little softer and I still ended up with a number of shots with slow exposure so they have blurry hand movements. Shooting without the flash meant that the photos have an orange glow from the indoor lighting which I actually I liked for the wedding since i gives a warm feel to the photos. I need to work on getting my usable shot count up higher, i am still wasting some shots because the shutter speed is too slow.

Meeting the digitals for a picnic in New York

Sunday, May 11th, 2008

Montego Bay

Tuesday, March 4th, 2008

We were in Montego Bay for Puja and Sanj’s Wedding, in between the 2 nights and 1 day of wedding related events we also managed to squeeze in getting our scuba certification. The weather prevented us trying for the open water diver certification. We need 2 more dives and take a test before we get that.





Loose lithium batteries can nolonger be checked

Friday, December 28th, 2007

This is a new one on me, According to the Washington Post you can no longer pack loose lithium batteries in checked luggage.

To help reduce the risk of fires, air travelers will no longer be able to pack loose lithium batteries in checked luggage beginning Jan. 1, the Transportation Department said Friday.

If packed in plastic bags, batteries may be in carryon baggage. The limit is two batteries per passenger.

Mmm so does this mean I am allowed to check a lithium if it is still in its original packaging?

The more they make it more difficult to fly the more I wish the US had a reasonable train system or god forbid actually wanting to drive instead.

High speed rail links

Sunday, September 9th, 2007

I am a huge fan of anything other than car travel and now to a large extent air travel. I bike, take the bus, take the train, if possible rather than taking the car. The Washington Post is running a story on the need for high speed rail links. What I am surprised they didn’t mention is the need for a high speed rail link between Baltimore and DC. The Marc does an acceptable job but doesn’t run on the weekend which hurts people who want to live in one city but work in the other. If you want a similar project to compare the possibilities of a DC to Baltimore line just look at the Glasgow Edinburgh line in Scotland. It runs every 15 minutes at peak time and is fast and used by a large number of people.

Couple beer cross posts

Sunday, August 26th, 2007

Smithsonian National Zoo + Beer = Brew at the Zoo
When in Rome

China in the news

Tuesday, July 10th, 2007

Maybe it is that I am trying to learn Mandarin, or maybe it is that I am married to someone who was born in China but it seems like China is in the news alot this week.

You might have read about the obvious stuff like tainted food or polution problems in china. Then something comes along and just makes you go waoh. Reuters is reporting that nearly half of the pregnant teens in China’s financial hub, Shanghai, met their partners on the Internet. That just makes me wonder, computers are that common in china that teens are using them for dating, then I think surely they if they find a mate online they can lookup how babies and made and how not to get pregnant.

More Photos from india

Wednesday, June 27th, 2007



Tours and Travel

Garden City

Building Supplies


Tuesday, June 26th, 2007

One of our sponsors took us all out to dinner at South Indies for traditional South Indian cuisine.

South Indies

Starters at South Indies