Tuesday, June 28, 2011


This was during my flight to China. I looked out the window and saw these amazing glaciers. The map on the plane made it look like we were over some obscure part of Russia, but I'm not sure. The sun never set on my way there.

This was the way back. The sun set, but only for a short while. 

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Van Trapped in Austria

I got to spend a day in Vienna, and lets just say I fell in love. It was my favorite place we went. Here are some photos from the excursion.

Here are some photos from St. Stephen's Cathedral. If you are ever in Vienna, you should really go here, being there in person was really inspiring.

We also got to check out the Opera House by watching it in the standing section (much cheaper!) I also helped write an article about that- check that out at the Daily Universe's website.

We also explored the market and around town including some more churches. It was incredible.

Friday, June 17, 2011

No Sleep, Just Hungary

So I'm here in Budapest, Hungary following the International Folk Dance Ensemble for the Daily Universe with a professor and a reporter... and it's incredible. We've been on the go most of the time, but we were able to sneak into the city twice during the morning and here are a couple shots. Pretty much we haven't been sleeping so I can only edit a couple photos for now. More to come!

Here is the Fisherman's Bastion.  I tweaked it a bit and took out a tree, but it was really incredible.

 Then we ate some really great dessert here. To add to the title of "No sleep, just Hungary" we've occasionally accidentally skipped a couple meals, but no worries we've had dessert about 3 times today.

And here is the Parliament.

And here are a couple doorways and things I've seen wandering around.

Friday, June 10, 2011

A Change of Perspective

I went on this amazing camping trip to Capitol Reef and Escalante with a bunch of really great people from the art program. Here is the first picture of many more to come. 

I loved this trip. We're going to be having a show based on this trip in October. I think I want to base mine on Perspective. I came to peace with a lot of things out there. Not only was it a different perspective being in nature, but I also received a different one for my life. 

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

The Last of China

      I decided it was time to pump these last photos out. Here are some pictures from the last days that I was there.

  They lit up the mountains sometimes at night in Yangshuo, it was beautiful.

 Here is that same river earlier in the day. They did ship tours. The real way to do it is on an illegal Bamboo raft. They are great!

Here are more pictures from wandering the country side.

People would often carry huge loads on their bikes or vehicles. 

 I have no idea what this thing below is, but I found it very interesting. It's like a mini home. Maybe a squirrel could live there?

And these are from the Moon Hill hike. This is what the mountain looks like from the bottom. There is a paved trail to the flat part and then a really muddy one if you want to climb the arch, which of course we did!

And here are a couple shots from the top.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Getting Lost

After a 20 hour train ride (on the grossest train ever), 2 hour bus ride, and a taxi ride to our hostel we finally made it from Shanghai to Yangshuo. After scarfing down breakfast (we didn't eat anything on the train) we explored the country side and got lost off the trail we were trying to find and wandered around on bikes. It was the greatest thing ever.

This house had a pool in front of it that was bright green. I want to find out what it is.

This place (below) was about a ten minute walk from out hostel. It was wonderful!

If you ever get the chance to China, I highly recommend it. Still more to come from the trip.