I'm just about to climb over the top of the gate and into the elephant barn to join Lek Chailert as she softly sings lullabies to Faa Mai and the other elephants in the barn, when Kim loudly shouts my name in a panicked voice. I look down towards the ground just in time to see my backpack – filled with my camera, lenses, audio recording gear, and travel notebooks – get whisked away into the darkness by an errant elephant trunk.
Category Archives: North America
Like many of the world's fine metropolises, Vancouver is an immensely walkable city and one best explored leisurely on foot.
Just a couple of weeks ago we were sitting on the front porch of Willows Inn, drinks in hand, gazing out over the shimmering Salish Sea on a warm, sunny afternoon and waiting to enjoy what The New York Times claimed was one of the ten restaurants in the world worth a plane ride to dine at.
With summer finally here I thought I'd give a shout out to some of my favorite dining experiences of the past few months that didn't get a dedicated post. If you haven't been to these six restaurants, put them on your summer to-eat list
At seventy-one years old, Shiro works just three nights a week. One of those was a recent Friday when, for my birthday dinner, Craig and I dutifully lined up forty-five minutes prior to opening and breathed a sigh of relief when we realized we'd get two of the eleven seats at the sushi bar.
"We could have gone in a different direction (with Jason)," Killing Joke frontman Jaz Coleman is telling me, using both hands to create a V illustrating two separate paths. "Who knows where things would've taken us."
I started my search for the best sushi restaurants in Vancouver, and the one that everyone seemed to be writing about was Miku. With little exception, people raved about Miku for their food, service, and décor. And while expensive, most reviewers and bloggers seemed to think it was well worth the price of admission.
It’s been one month and I’m just beginning to come down from seeing Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds perform live two nights in a row. A band that gets into my soul like no other, only by being surrounded in the live presence of their music can I begin to understand and appreciate their songs and what the band intended.