sábado, 7 de marzo de 2009
After a 7 hours stop in Corpus Christie, TX., we finally took off towards Houston, whose airport was shutdown, due to stormy weather (frequently during summer time). The original 1:45 hrs flight from Mexico City turned out to be an 8:45 hours. My only complaint was why passengers are not allowed to deplane? I took the picture on June 7, 2006 @ 3:40 PM.
Spectacular colors showering Eiffel tower in Paris, France. The reason for the blue, and gold colors is that France had been chosen as the leader of the European Economic Community back in July, 2008, and the flag colors were displayed in the famous French icon. I took this picture on July 12, 2008 @ 9:03 PM.
My 1st visit to Calexico, California took place last year on August 27, 2008. I had meetings scheduled in Cerro Prieto, Baja California, so I had to cross the border to a town named Mexicali, Mexico. In the middle of the desert, the heat was high, but the ground was dry, and the air was full of sounds. Just like the song "Horse with no name." Time: 14:26 hrs.
This is cacao, and also the 1st time I see it. Surprisingly, it is a fruit, very tasty and sweet. I wonder who discovered that chocolate can be made from this produce. I was having lunch in a scenic restaurant located in Los Altos de Santa Fe in the Eastern area of Venezuela, on March 29, 2008 @ 3:59 PM.
I love these kind of buses, and I've seen some beautiful ones lately; however, I am puzzled why are there just a few manufacturers, being the market so large? The ones I know: Scania, Volvo, Marco Polo, and Mercedes Benz. I used to ride on Mexican-made Sultanas, and Dinas, when I was in college. I think that the USA can use some of these beauties to replace the aging and ugly units of Greyhound. I took this picture in Paris, France on July 14, 2008 @ 13:14 hrs.
jueves, 5 de marzo de 2009
This picture sent me back to Walt Disney's Snow White. Don't these mahogany trees look really creepy at sunset? I spotted them in the jungle surrounding Comalcalco, state of Tabasco Mexico. I took the picture on my way back to Villahermosa, after long afternoon meetings with Pemex on March 4, 09 @ 6:12 PM.
domingo, 1 de marzo de 2009
Once a year when spring time starts, Venezuela gets covered in a yellow color, due to the blooming of the national tree: the Araguaney, this lasts only a few days. I took the picture on March 19, 2008 @ 8:39 AM on my way to the airport, came back from Houston 5 days later, and the flowers - and thus the color - had dissapeared.
2007 "Copa America" or America Soccer Cup was celebrated by Hugo Chavez as a very important national event hosted in Puerto la Cruz, Venezuela, as you can see in this picture I took on June 15, 2008 @ 1:38 PM in Maracaibo though, there was soccer fever in the country.