May 15, 2013 § Leave a Comment
Me: I’ve been trying to connect to the internet for a half an hour now.
Hotel receptionist: Maybe try opening the door to your room and the internet will come in through the door.
Me: !? Eee… eee… That’s not how the internet works…
So my friends are getting married in Vietnam. She is Vietnamese and he is Finnish. I’ve been waiting for this wedding since I met Duyen and Arto (almost 6 years ago) so I was over the moon when they finally sent out the invitation.
This is my second visit to Vietnam (read here about the first) and is very different from the one 3 years ago. I hope to document the preparation for the wedding and a holiday reunion we are having together.
May 12, 2013 § Leave a Comment
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January 8, 2013 § Leave a Comment
When I travel abroad, I make it my mission to find at least one timeless, local & wearable fashion piece. So when my dear friend Arta came to visit me in London, we made it our mission to find a timeless fashion piece for her to take home.
In a search for the ultimate accessory, we traveled to Camden Town. Just near the Horse House in Camden Town market, we found couple of craftsmen running a handcrafted leather stall. And boy you can get some fine leather crafts there.
Arta ended up getting a handmade elephant skin leather belt with her name embossed on it. The accessory to be passed down from generation to generation. And this is a story of how it was made.
January 6, 2013 § Leave a Comment
Not so long ago my friends and I were invited to see a secret orchestra performance. It happened on a top floor of semi-demolished car park in Peckham.
It was so wonderful to listen to the orchestra whilst looking over London. As the sound traveled through the car park, we sat breathless listening the wind taking the sound out of the building.
Nesen mēs ar draugiem tikām uzaicināti noskatīties kādu plašākai acij nepieejamu orķestra koncertu. Koncerts notika kādas pamestas autostāvvietas augšstāvā Pekhamā.
Tas bija tik lieliski – klausīties orķestra skaņās un reizē skatīties pāri Londonai. Mēs sēdējām elpas aizturējuši un klausījāmies kā skaņa ceļo ārpus telpām, līdz tā pavisam sajaucās ar pilsētas troksni.