July 17, 2017

Giant Pandas in Macau

Last week while visiting Macau, which is a part of China similar to Hong Kong, I had the opportunity to visit the Macao Giant Panda Pavilion. Macau has four giant pandas, the two parents and two baby pandas. When I got to the zoo, all four of them were napping. I was afraid that I just wasted money to only see them sleeping, but shortly later, keepers came out to wake them up for a feeding. It was really cool to get to see pandas up close in person in China. The one baby came right up to the glass window. He was no more than a foot away from me!

September 15, 2016

Las Vegas

I recently made my first trip to Las Vegas. The first night I stayed in the historic El Cortez downtown. The El Cortez has the best blackjack games for lowrollers, and the hotel rooms in the tower, while not the most modern rooms, are huge given the low prices. For the rest of the week I stayed in a two bedroom suite with my parents just off the strip near Planet Hollywood. In the middle of the week I took a day trip to go see the Grand Canyon for the first time. While it was a long drive there and back, it is worth making the trip. The Arizona Grand Canyon is just a little bit more impressive than the Pennsylvania Grand Canyon...

Here are a couple of videos I made while there.

May 8, 2016

Cathkin Park

Cathkin Park in Glasgow was known as Hampden Park from 1884 to 1903. During its time as Scotland's national stadium, it hosted many Scottish Cup Finals and Scottish internationals. It is where Hibs won the Scottish Cup in 1887. I left in the ambient and bird sounds in to serve as a contrast between the quiet park it is today and the atmosphere which once came from the terraces.


March 25, 2016

Changing of the Guard at the Kremlin

Today I watched the noon changing of the guard at the Russian tomb of the unknown solder at the Kremlin in Moscow.

March 5, 2016