Ken Ku

Ken Ku

A photographer/printmaker/perpetual wanderer going on a backpacking adventure around the world.  Follow my journey as I discover new places and meet new people!

Website URL: http://www.kenkuphotography.ca

Sunday, 13 November 2011 05:23

Went Shopping in Düsseldorf

Yesterday, when I got into Düsseldorf, it was so nice to be greeted at the airport by a friend!  Especially when I haven't seen Keith since 2003!  I can't believe how long it has been so of course we spent most of the time just catching up.  Even though it wasn't too late, I just had to go to bed.  I think it was one of the best sleeps I've ever had!  I just completely…
My adventure to Düsseldorf started yesterday at about eight o'clock at night from Manchester Piccadilly train station.  Joe and I walked from his flat to the train station hoping to catch the earlier train but unfortunately we missed it which was no big deal since there was another one right afterwards.  Thankfully it was a direct train to Euston Station in London and would arrive about 2230.  I knew that I had about an hour…
I can't believe that I have been in Manchester for four days already!  I seems like I barely had enough time to see the city and now I'm getting ready to leave again.  This next travel day will be an interesting one since I decided not to book any accommodations on my way back to London Heathrow and my flight is in the morning at 10AM.  I'm not quite sure what exactly my plan will…
Thursday, 10 November 2011 05:14

Day Trip Photos from Bern!

It was such a beautiful day out in Bern.  There were so many colours on the trees, the town was alive with people shopping, there was the farmer's market selling delicious foods, and then the hand made market further out by the river.  What a perfect day to explore a new town with my cousin and her classmates.  To end it off we had a tour of the Federal Palace of Switzerland and had a…
Thursday, 10 November 2011 05:00

Photos from My Last Day in Bruxelles!

My last day in Bruxelles was spent with another couch surfer, Aleksander, and we spent all day walking all over the city.  Scroll down to the bottom of the page to see the gallery of images that I have selected from that adventure!  I can tell you that wearing a 17 kilo backpack and then walking for eight hours is definitely a fantastic work out.  I was so sore for the next day that I…
Thursday, 10 November 2011 04:19

Wandered Around Manchester City Centre

After the horrendously long travel day on Monday, I spent most of Tuesday just relaxing and trying to get caught up on my blogging as well as some other work so I didn't really explore Manchester all that much.  I did however go to the shopping centre that is just across the train tracks and it really reminded me of home!  There are stores there like TJ Max (but its called TK Max) and other…
Thursday, 10 November 2011 00:57

Finally Arrived in the UK...

I got up to leave Zürich at six in the morning so that I had plenty of time to take the tram and the train to get to the airport and when I arrived at the train station I missed the train by just a few seconds!  I watched it depart just as I got to the platform and while I was disappointed I knew that I had plenty of time and wouldn't miss my…
Monday, 07 November 2011 16:02

Pit Stop in Zürich?

Before I left Geneva for Zürich, Claire, Elizabeth, Sabrina, and I had a huge Sunday brunch!  There was sweet crêpes filled with bananas and Nutella, then savoury crêpes with roasted potatoes, and scrambled eggs.  It was absolutely a feast where afterwards the only think everyone wanted to do was take a nap.  I have to admit, that is exactly what I did.  I must have passed out on the couch for a couple hours and…
Monday, 07 November 2011 16:00

A Trip to Bern with Claire and Her Smithies

I had such a great time hanging out with Claire that I decided to stay an extra day!  There was a field trip to Bern scheduled for the Saturday and I decided to tag along.  I had met some of the other people on the study abroad program but I wasn't sure if the director would be happy about me joining the group for the field trip.  However, everyone were super generous and I'm pretty…
Thursday, 03 November 2011 07:42

In Genève Seeing My Cousin!

When I arrived in Genève it was already quite late and all the currency exchange inside the airport were already closed and I wasn't sure if the tram would be covered with the free train ticket that the Genève airport gives you.  Just remember to pick it up at the baggage claim area.  Thankfully I found one currency exchange still open before I left the airport and found out that the train ticket will also…
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