Friday, August 10, 2012


Percé Rock (French Rocher-Percé, "pierced rock") is a huge sheer rock formation in the Gulf of Saint Lawrence on the tip of the Gaspé Peninsula in Quebec, Canada, off Percé Bay. Percé Rock appears from a distance like a ship under sail. It is one of the world's largest natural arches located in water and is considered a geologically and historically-rich natural icon of Quebec. It is a major attraction in the Gaspesie region.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Route 132, Quebec

Centre d'Art Marcel Gagnon, Sainte-Flavie, Gaspésie

Éole Cap-Chat

No more gas close to Murdochville

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Ko Tapu (James Bond Island)

Ko Tapu is a 20m (66ft) tall islet in Ao Phang Nga National Park. Since 1974, when it was featured in the James Bond movie The Man with the Golden Gun, it is popularly referred to as “James Bond Island”. (Before our visit, the kids asked, “Who is James Bond?”)

Kayaking afterward

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Koh Panyee

Koh Panyee is a fishing village in Phang Nga Province, Thailand notable for being built on stilts by Indonesian fishermen. The population consists of roughly 200 families or between 1,500 and 2,000 people descended from 2 seafaring Muslim families from Java.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Cherry Picking

One of the most important fruit-growing centers in Canada, Osoyoos produces irresistible soft fruits like peaches and cherries.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Osoyoos, British Columbia

Osoyoos is a town in the southern part of the Okanagan Valley in British Columbia near the border with Washington state.


The far southern reaches of the Okanagan and Similkameen Valleys are the far northern reaches of the Sonoran Life Zone and include semi-desert landscape species found nowhere else in Canada, including scorpions. While the area is not technically desert, it is part of a threatened ecosystem in Canada known as shrub-steppe.


There are two museums dedicated to the dry landscape of the area, both of which label the area as "Canada's only desert", even though it's not technically desert and other areas of BC are similarly dry and hot.


Tuesday, June 5, 2012


A “tuk-tuk” in Thailand is a three-wheeled cabin cycle. The basic tuk-tuk configuration resembles a motorized version of the traditional pulled rickshaw or cycle rickshaw: a cabin compartment attached to a motorcycle. Auto rickshaws are an essential form of urban transport in many developing countries. Its compact shape and nimble performance makes the tuk-tuk a popular choice of transport in traffic-ridden Thai cities.

(I didn’t actually drive the tuk-tuk… the tuk-tuk driver just had me sit in his seat to take the picture.)

If you want to get a feeling of what it is like to drive around Chiang Mai in a tuk-tuk, watch the video that we recorded below.