Baños is a village in the Andes where I spent one weekend with a few friends from the language school. We took the waterfall tour, visited the "Casa del Arbol" with the swing and did "Puenting" (from "puenta" -- bridge). It's like bungee jumping but the rope is not elastic. It is fixed on the other side of the bridge and you then swing down. More Photos »
During my stay in Quito and especially during the Spanish classes El Cotopaxi was omnipresent.
After my four weeks in the language school, I went for a guided 5-day-hiking tour through the Ecuadorian Andes to spend some more time in the shadow of this majestic giant. Continue reading and see more photos »
Die Altstadt von Quito gehört mit ihren zahlreichen Kirchen, engen Gassen und alten Gebäuden seit 1978 zum Weltkulturerbe. Von der Basilika hat man auch einen wunderbaren Blick über die Stadt und auf die südlich gelegene Bergkuppe Panecillo. More Photos »
On our trip through France, we also visited Monaco. And while I found an ugly rock covered in buildings not that impressive, the botanical garden with its stalactite cave deserved its own photo gallery. More Photos »
I've never done this before but last week I actually ran into the trap of commenting a stupid review on amazon.
Someone named Denis was complaining that an old anime series "The Rose of Versailles" from 1979 was not available in Blue-ray quality and 16:9 format. He/She (most probably "he") claims to be somewhat of an expert on the matter of video processing but can offer no further knowledge whatsoever to back up his expertise. He simply insists that nowadays videos are easy to transform and upscale because there is software for this. And that people should insist on Blue-ray quality for everything. And that everyone who is satisfied to view anything (even if it is a 35 years old anime) in DVD quality is somehow stupid. Continue reading »