Report of a week-long trip to Maui, Hawaii, where we scuba-dived, explored the jungle, went whale-watching, and climbed the Haleakala mountain.
Report of a bike ride south of Cupertino, California.
How is it like to live in Silicon Valley, California as an expat? Reflections from my two years stay.
Photo gallery of Halloween 2013 decorations in Sunnyvale, California.
Report of a hike in Stevens Creek County Park, Cupertino.
Photo gallery of murals from Clarion Alley, San Francisco.
Photo gallery of wildlife from the Shoreline Trail in Mountain View.
Photo gallery of San Francisco street signs.
This adventure starts about an hour before taking the previous photo. I had decided I wanted to go visit the Golden Gate that day because I already had tickets for Alcatraz for the day after which was my last day in San Francisco. The grey tint on buildings and cars, the white sky, the steep road ahead of me… The hints were everywhere but I wasn’t looking at them.
Last week I was in San Francisco. After New York, which reminded of the Grid from Tron, San Francisco felt like a 3D collage. I will show a few examples of what I mean: This is how most of San Francisco looks like: hills, low buildings and trees. Parking your car has never been so fun. An American style red brick building on the right, a hill at the back, Spanish themed street names, Chinese shops, Indian traffic, Japanese visual pollution.
The day after I arrived to New York I went to buy some clothes. While navigating through the city in search of a clothes shop (I’m not too experienced in this field) I discovered how useful the street naming and layout systems they have used are. North-South streets are named “1st Avenue”, “2nd Avenue” and so on while East-West streets are named “1st Street”, “2nd Street”, etc. For someone like me who easily gets lost without maps having a deterministic street layout and naming system is a blessing.
Manhattan as I see it from my apartment. I am writing these lines sitting on my bed after the first few hours in New York where I will be staying for a few days. After living in Dublin for some time the noise and pollution of New York were one of the first things I noticed. But that was after I spotted the beautiful skyline of the city. A few fresh impressions follow:
Observations about life in Urbana-Champaign, Illinois.
Galería de fotos de las fraternidades universitarias dispersas por el campus universitario de UIUC.
Despedida de UIUC y Urbana-Champaign. Fotos de amistades y observaciones sobre diferencias que he notado con la vida en España.
Report of a photo walk to Allerton Park, Monticello with some friends.
Relato de una tarde de prácticas con el club de fotografía en el Arboretum de UIUC.
Observaciones sobre lo que más me ha llamado la atención viviendo en Urbana-Champaign, Illinois.
Relato de mi largo viaje de vuelta a España por Navidad.
Descripción del entorno académico en UIUC.
Relato de una noche de celebración del festival indio Diwali en UIUC.
Fotos del campus universitario de UIUC en otoño.
Relato de una comida con mi equipo de investigación, Text Information Management and Analysis Group, de UIUC.
Observaciones sobre mi primer mes estudiando en UIUC.
Observaciones sobre mi llegada a Urbana-Champaign, Illinois.
Anuncio de mi partida a Urbana-Champaign, California para estudiar ingeniería informática durante un año.