Ramblings

Sony vs. Microsoft for the future

I like to play video games. I’m from the first generation that every grew up with them, and so I like to follow some of the games industry news. I recently read this great Wired article about the history and current status of the battle between Sony and Microsoft for Read more…

By Brian, ago
Europe

Machu Pichu

I can’t believe it took me so long to get around to writing about Machu Pichu, especially since it was really the highlight of the whole trip and the reason I wanted to go at all. The appeal of Machu Pichu, besides its scenic beauty (), is the unique window Read more…

By Brian, ago
Europe

Ticket to Ride

Ian, my very good friend, bought me this great board game for my birthday. We have been duelling it out with Colonisten for so long, that it was really nice to have a different kind of strategy game to play. The game is very simple in theory, if a bit Read more…

By Brian, ago
Entertainment

Superman Returns

So I finally saw this movie. It came out in August in the Netherlands and I saw it after I came back from Peru. I have to say, I liked it and I didn’t at the same time. The movie was well-written, as far as any Superman movie can be Read more…

By Brian, ago
Europe

Peru Pictures Are Up!

It took a week of uploading, downloading, manipulating in Photoshop, and making some agonizing choices to cut down to 170 (from the over 400 pictures we took), but the pictures from our trip to Peru are now up. Access them here.

By Brian, ago
General

Cuy

—UPDATE— Here is a picture of me eating the little cuy. Do you know what ‘cuy’ is? Well I did, and I ordered it anyway. At dinner tonight. And I am now ashamed of myself. You see, ‘cuy’ is a Peruvian delicacy which is known to us in the West Read more…

By Brian, ago
General

The Peruvian Soundtrack

I love Peru. It’s a beautiful country, the people are warm and friendly, and the history is rich and rewarding to discover. Unfortunately, the country’s soundtrack is stuck on the “pan flute” track. Apparently it is illegal to play anything but pan flute music in hotels, restaurants, on trains, and in Read more…

By Brian, ago
General

Cuzco

Cuzco – the imperial city of the Incas. Cute town. The city revolves around the main square, Plaza de Armas, around which the Cathedral and the Church of the Company (meaning the Society of Jesus) stand. The stone of their ornate construction is brown and in the dry season (which Read more…

By Brian, ago
General

First Impressions of Peru

Ann and I are sitting in a (stinky, according to Ann) Internet cafe in Cuzco. We flew into Lima last night, only got to see a little of the city since it was 11:00pm by the time we got to our hotel. The guidebook said that Lima isn´t the most Read more…

By Brian, ago