Amateur Photography

I finally got around to editing some pictures I’ve taken while traveling. These are my favorites:

Fisherman's Warf, San Francisco

Fisherman’s Warf, San Francisco, CA

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Orange moss on a tree in Carmel, CA

Grand Canyon, AZ

Grand Canyon, AZ

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Castello di Amoroso, Napa Valley, CA

Grapes in Napa Valley, CA

Grapes in Napa Valley, CA

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Spots to Remember in Los Angeles & San Francisco

I recently took a trip out to California and came upon a couple of places I want to remember for next time.

  • Bottega Louie, Los Angeles (Downtown)
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    • Bottega Louie is a great spot for a mid-afternoon (like when you’re tired from shopping all day) snack. Their bakery is phenomenal. This was their giant macaroon, stuffed with raspberries and topped with a rose petal. They also serve meals, but I was only there for a snack.
  • Hong Kong Clay Pot, San Francisco (Chinatown)
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    • Talk about a hole in the wall! I walked up and down the street twice before I found this place. I had their braised tofu clay pot, which has shiitake, baby bok choy (my favorite), and braised tofu. Best Chinese food I’ve ever had, hands down.

Scuba Diving: The Blue Hole, NM & Los Cabos San Lucas, Mexico

As of November 2012, I got my official certification in Scuba Diving. I did my open water test at the Blue Hole in New Mexico. Some action shots:

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Yeah, the swim cap is sorta dorky. It was worth it, though. Those goggles were ripping my hair out without my trusty cap.

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Over Thanksgiving break, I got the chance to scuba in Los Cabos:

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 What a neat fish. I have no idea what it is or where it came from, but there sure were a lot of them!

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