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:

Sunday, 09 October 2011 05:32

Yoga at the Beach, Life is Wonderful

The weather here on Tenerife is starting to cool down but only in the mornings and at nights.  By cooling down, I mean 18C.  Still when the wind picks up it is enough to put on a long sleeve shirt.  This morning, after breakfast the sun wasn't too hot yet, Lucia, Luigi, and I went down to the closest beach to the hostel and did our morning yoga.  It was definitely a new experience for…
Saturday, 08 October 2011 05:46

A Day to Remember

Today started off fairly uneventful, woke up late and had the abundant free breakfast that the hostel always has available from 9 to 11 in the morning.  Today I decided to so something different.  I had two hardboiled eggs with a dash of salt each, some muesli with yoghurt, a grilled sandwich with cheese and tomatoes, and of course coffee.  It was simple but delicious. After checking some emails, I just laid in the sun…
Friday, 07 October 2011 18:44

Dinner by Candlelight

I have been eating more than ever since I've arrived here at Los Amigos Backpackers Hostel and last night I had dinner by candlelight with the everyone.  Lets just call them family.  That's certainly what it felt like, we all sat around the big round table outside, had a nice meal, and lots of laughs.  Even Diana's Dalmatian, Pana, joined us though she had her own food to enjoy.  It really will be my turn…
Thursday, 06 October 2011 05:25

Thanksgiving is Coming Up!

Thanksgiving is one of my favourite holidays, especially in Canada.  The weather is cooling off and the leaves are changing colour and the winter is approaching.  Though I live in Vancouver and our winters are quite mild, it is still an awesome feeling to be with family and to celebrate this time with good food and conversation.  Now I am on Tenerife, the sun is beating down constantly everyday and in the last few days…
Wednesday, 05 October 2011 07:06

Taking Photos in the Rain

I was just getting ready to set up my camera to take a photo of the prized mango tree in the courtyard of Los Amigos for Ferdinando when it started to rain on Monday night.  It didn't rain hard but each droplet was large and in no time the ground was shimmering.  At first we almost abandoned our attempts for the night, then I remembered the beach umbrella!  It only took a few seconds to…
Monday, 03 October 2011 04:31

An All Day Birthday Celebration!

I celebrated my 27th birthday starting right at midnight today.  It really started last night at the bar in El Médano.  Right at 12:01am someone started to sing me happy birthday.  First in English, then in German, then Spanish, Italian, French, and ended with Arabic?  That might be the longest birthday song that will be sung to me for quite some time! The rest of the day today I went up to Los Abrigos to…
Monday, 03 October 2011 02:52

Strolled Around El Médano Last Night

I spent the day just lounging around the hostel yesterday and met many new people.  The hostel that I am staying at has a lot of Italians staying here and it is a good time to learn the language.  Since the hostel is smaller than the ones that I've been staying at before and it seems like many of the people are here for a longer period of time so it is nice to get…
Saturday, 01 October 2011 05:35

Spent the Day in the Sun...Got Dark

Today was an absolutely beautiful day to let it go to waste.  At first I wasn't too motivated to go out because I wanted to rest a bit from all the traveling I did yesterday.  However after talking to a Polish woman that I had met, I realized that it is her last day in town, I should hang out with her more.  That way not only will I get a better sense of where…
Friday, 30 September 2011 05:45

Tenerife is so Relaxing

Even though it was a frustrating and long travel day, as soon as Francesco picked me up from Tenerife Sur Reina Sofia Airport, I felt all the tension melt away.  I knew that I was really able to enjoy my time here.  I have absolutely no plans for the time I am here but I know that I will definitely enjoy the beaches and the ocean.  Possibly go scuba diving, several times (if I can…
Friday, 30 September 2011 04:59

Not the Smoothest Travel Day

I have been spoiled with all the traveling that I have done in the past.  I know that I have to go to the airport two hours early for a flight just so that there is enough time to check in and go through security and make sure that there is generally enough time for all the hassle.  In the past I didn't have to walk with a backpack weighing close to 20 kilos on…
Page 6 of 11