Nov 8 11

Las Vegas

by Emily Benjamin

Filed Under → Travel
Aug 24 11

Bryce Canyon

by Emily Benjamin

We were almost over the red rocks by the time we made it to Bryce Canyon, but quickly realised this was a site quite different to the others. Thousands of red, orange and white needles of rock poke up from the canyon, giving a ripple effect as the sun passes over in the afternoon. And even better than standing at the top looking down, you can follow a few well worn paths into the canyon, and get lost at the bottom. I’d love to go back to see Bryce Canyon in winter, because the snow fall would really light the place up!

Filed Under → Travel
Aug 12 11

Monument Valley

by Emily Benjamin

Monument Valley is the ultimate movie set – for John-Wayne-style westerns, at least. The famous red rock monuments all line up on the horizon and change colour and size throughout the day, depending on where you’re standing. We did a one day trip through the main valley and the one next to it, Mystery Valley. It was hot, red and dusty, as you would expect – but with some amazing sights along the way. As usual the best times for photos were morning and evening but with such a long day in the sun, I unfortunately I didn’t make either! But these pictures will have to do – enjoy! 🙂

Filed Under → Travel
Jun 22 11


by Emily Benjamin

There isn’t a lot to say in this post. All I can say is that these artists took up 95% of the airtime on EuropaFM in Spain, which was the only English music station available across the whole country. Needless to say, after a few thousand kilometres, I never want to hear these artists again*.

Jason DeRulo
Katy Perry
Michael Jackson
Jessie J feat. Bob(?) – whatever, the song was Price Tag
Nelly Furtado
Enrique Iglesias

*Except Katy Perry’s Firework. That song is undeniably catchy. Even Monkey loves it.

(Image supplied by Google)

Filed Under → Words