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

Thursday, 03 November 2011 07:41

Couch Surfing

My trip to Brussels was very interesting for sure.  While it is not the first time that I've slept on a couch, it definitely is the first time that I've used CouchSurfing.org.  To sleep in a stranger's house for a few days while exploring a new country can be a very intimidating experience.  However my host, Gio, was very patient and gracious.  Also, even though we didn't know each other, we did have a mutual…
My last day in Bruxelles was spent walking around the city with another one of CouchSurfer that was also staying with Gio while I was there.  Since my flight was later in the evening I decided to walk around the city again with Aleksander and play the part of the tour guide.  I did have to carry my luggage with me since there wouldn't be enough time to go back to Gio's place in the…
Everything was planned the night before for our day excursion to Maastricht, Netherlands.  The alarm was set for 8am and we would head out to the train station buy our tickets and head on over.  The actual ride would take almost two and a half hours so we needed plenty of time in the morning to make the day trip worth while.  Plus it would be All Saints Day so no doubt there would be…
Tuesday, 01 November 2011 05:50

Explored Brugge (Bruges) and Ate TOO Much!

Today I decided to take a day trip to Brugge (Bruges) because it is only an hour away by train.  But more importantly, it is a very beautiful city to walk around and admire.  When I got out of the train station in Brugge, I was suddenly reminded of Vancouver.  There was a park with a path leading towards the centre of the old town that is tree lined and the leaves have started to…
Monday, 31 October 2011 06:44

Pictures from My Walk Around Bruxelles

There are so many things to take photos of and the architecture here in Bruxelles is so different than what I have seen in the other cities I have been to.  Mainly it is baroque and gothic though unfortunately a lot of it has been replaced with modern buildings.  There are still quite a lot to see and very interesting things all around the city as well.  Scroll down to the bottom of the page…
Sunday is my favourite day in Europe.  In most of the cities that I've been to there are always fresh flower markets, farmers markets, and people are always just out and about enjoying their day.  Of course it was one thing that I had to get used to when I first got here since grocery stores are not open on Sundays either.  So make sure if you needed to buy food, do it the day…
I had to bid farewell to Athens today, the Acropolis, and headed off to my new destination: Brussels.  This was the first evening flight of my trip and I am glad since it allowed me a chance to take a leisurely stroll around the Acropolis again for one final look before picking up my bags and heading to the metro to head to the airport.  The Acropolis station is walking distance from the hostel that…
Thursday, 27 October 2011 07:29

A Day at the Acropolis of Athens

The Acropolis of Athens is just an amazing place to take photos that I both my iPhone and my Holga out at the same time trying to capture as many images as I can.  Below is a gallery of the other images that I took today from my trip to the Acropolis.  The Parthenon is currently undergoing some reconstruction although I'm not sure to what extent.  I might also visit the Acropolis Museum as well…
Wednesday, 26 October 2011 23:20

Spent the Day on the Acropolis

Today was the perfect day to wander around the Acropolis and the hostel that I am staying is just minutes away which makes it even better.  I took a leisurely stroll along the cobblestone path so that I can commit everything to memory and also to scout out places that would make interesting night photos.  The ticket is 12€ for admission to the Acropolis of Athens and you also receive tickets to: the Ancient Agora,…
Tuesday, 25 October 2011 23:39

Seeing Good Friends in Rome

Yesterday was my last night in Rome and I saw some good friends that I had met while I was on Tenerife: Rosie and Gianluca.  Even though we only recently parted ways it was so nice to see familiar faces and to hang out for a few hours with them.  While I enjoy exploring and traveling by myself, I cherish all the connections and friendships that I've made in the past several months even more.…
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