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Nepalese Food in Mountain View

First my cab driver turns out to be from Nepal. When asked about the “highest” (in altitude) he was, he said “Mt. Everest base camp”. Turns out he worked as Sherpa. Wow. Then the cashier at Fry’s ( is also from Nepal. By then I am hooked on Nepal and try to find a Nepalese… Read More ›

Breakfast from the Courtyard Hotel mini mart

Healthy, cheap and yummy…

Dinner at Sundance Steakhouse in Palo Alto

Don”t go there as a vegan. Otherwise, great food! I only took one food picture because the company and conversation was so nice 😊 Food enjoyed: Asian Steak Spring Roll, Vegetable Tempura, 8 oz Prime Rib, Wild Berries with Grand Marnier Cream. Yum.

Excellent Chinese food in Palo Alto

…with an easy to understand menu and some interesting stuff on the wall. I had vegetarian spring roll followed by Tofu with Shiitake mushrooms and veggies (veggie lunch), my co-luncher chose glaced Salmon.

SEA-SFO: Seattle to San Francisco

Pictures from flying into SFO airport. The pictures are not as sharp as I’d like them to be – but I found them interesting nevertheless. If someone could point out what is seen on the “S.F. by night” pictures (area? direction? which is which bridge?) I’d appreciate that.

A Toyota!?

Spotted in Washington state: new model by Toyota. Name not known, looking good.

Back in Seattle

I was an exchange student at the UW in Seattle, WA, back in 1990/1991. I fell in love with the city then and I still am. It was great to be back in Seattle today, if only for a day. And Mt. Rainier was to be seen, nice bonus…

ORD – SEA (Chicago O’Hare to Seattle)

Waiting for my plane, 3 hours to kill      

Room 1193 – Chicago in the Blue Hour

Lumia 1020 in camera grip on tripod, self-timer, auto-bracketing, post-shot cropping. Couldn’t decide which was the best shot 🙂

Impressions from Chicago Marathon…

…which was today. I mainly missed the event but I did walk to the 26 mile marker and took a few pictures (most of them using the “Nokia Smart Camera” of my Lumia 1020 to capture the dynamics of the moment). By then these fellows were running for about six hours… Hats off to their… Read More ›