Saturday, May 26, 2007


Originally uploaded by Lye Hock.

A lunch stop on the way from Prague to Budapest. Bratislava is the capital city of Slovakia, the other half of the former Czechoslovakia.

Czech food

Originally uploaded by Lye Hock.

Typical Czech dinner of roast pork, sauerkraut & dumplings. The dumplings are the actually sliced doughy stuff and not the chinese "dumplings" I was accustomed to. Their food is mostly meaty & not much imagination. After a while, we had to go for some Italian stuff and finally some Chinese in Vienna. More shots of food during the tour are found here.

Prague Castle

Change of guard
Originally uploaded by Lye Hock.

Changing of the guard in Prague Castle. Quite an easy capture even with the Tamron 17-50mm lens.

Thursday, May 17, 2007


Flower bud
Originally uploaded by Lye Hock.

Flower buds like these were aplenty all around the streets of Munich signifying the arrival of spring. A fresh renewal of a cold season with brighter days ahead...

Bicycle power

Bicycle power
Originally uploaded by Lye Hock.

A much encouraged mode of transportation in Munich and most of Europe, I'd think. There are dedicated bicycle lanes alongside the pedestrians. Green power to lessen the energy needs perhaps.

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Achtung baby!

Originally uploaded by Lye Hock.

And here we are....touchdown Munich! Start of a 10-day tour of eastern Europe which will cover Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Austria & back to Germany.

Our taxi was rolling on to the hotel at 120kmh but on the slower lane. Seconds later, an Audi whizzed past at 180kmh. The Ethiopian taxi driver welcomed us to the autobahn.....where the speed is limited to the power of your car.....