Inside the Nasrid Palaces, Alhambra, Granada, Spain

Over winter break, I also went to the Andalusian region of Spain. It was very beautiful and I attempted to practice my Spanish! My favorite city of the 4 (Malaga, Granada, Cordoba, Sevilla) was definitely Granada. While there, we definitely had to visit the Alhambra. Our ticket to the Alhambra gave us a time slot to visit the Nasrid Palaces. This was inside of the Palace. Such beautiful architecture! I like how this wall seems like a mix of ancient and modern, including the chairs.

Felucca Ride on the Nile River, Cairo, Egypt

So over my winter break, I finally made it to my 6th continent - Africa, particularly Egypt. It was such an amazing trip and the weather was mostly great! I stayed in Cairo with Kristin, and we also took a trip over Christmas to the town of Dahab along the Red Sea. In Cairo, we took a ride on a felucca on the Nile River at sunset. It was slow and didn't really go far at all, but was nice nonetheless. This was our felucca driver(?). More pictures to come soon I think!

Press page mention!

...And this is what you get when you click the link:
Ok, and this is the second of the non-photo blog posts, but I thought it was cool. Don't ask me why, but I was googling my blog and I stumbled upon this press page for Annenberg Space for Photography. I'm listed on there along with the real press. Funny, I know. Just thought it was cool!

The actual blog post:

And the link to the Annenberg Space for Photography press page:

K, photos to come shortly!

I (was) a Top Stamper on visastamper!

Ahhh, it has been a long while! Since I have a paper due in a few days, perfect time to blog again! You know, since I haven't done it in so long.

Before I post some photos from recent travels, just wanted to post some personal developments as of lately. So, there's this cool website called Visa Stamper where you log-in where you are and it generates a passport stamp in your virtual passport. Also, since it just launched December 2011, you can add in information about past traveling and they will look over it and approve. Anyway, I was excited because last week I went on and I was on the main page's "top stampers" board - score! Look for alohavictoria. This was cool, but since then they've changed some of the rules so I've since fallen out of the top, but not far behind. Also, this could just be because they just launched and there's not many members, but whatever...I shall bask in the glory! My passport is one of my favorite possessions and this is a testament to it. Hooray!

Check out my passport:

Happy new year! Hope everyone has a great 2012!