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

Friday, 09 September 2011 07:00

McCarran Airport

Each airport is unique and McCarran is no different.  There are slot machines neatly placed in the centre, easily accessible by incoming and outgoing guests.  McCarran Airport offers incoming travellers an appetizer of what the Strip has to offer and while most people are tired after flying, some will sit down at the slot machines and try their luck.  One never knows, maybe the progressive slot machine will hit the jackpot.  For the departing, it is might offer one last chance to reclaim what was lost.  Just don't forget to redeem your tickets before you board your flight!  No matter…
Tuesday, 06 September 2011 21:16

Special Request for My Readers

I can hardly believe that it is already ready for me to leave Las Vegas already!  The time has just flown by now that I'm actually traveling and experiencing all these new things.  It is less than a week before I am off to Europe so I'm looking for submissions of interesting places to go/see/experience/do/eat (vegetarian please) while I'm out on my trip.  My the first several cities will include: Paris, Lyon, Nice, Marseille, Barcelona,…
I was a little tired of eating out at restaurants all the time (haven't cooked for the past two months) so Jen and I decided to cook.  We spent the day trying to figure what we would make and ended up with pies.  Chicken vegetable potpie (sorry I'm vegetarian) and an old fashioned apple pie.  Of course we make everything from scratch and the results are delicious.  All the butter makes the pastry extra flaky…
Monday, 05 September 2011 06:56

My Best Friend Jen

It has been years since the last time I came to Las Vegas and I've sure missed it!  Flying in last night I could see all the lights from the hotels lighting up the sky.  Just thinking of the kinds of glamourous parties, high stakes gambling, and other sorts of debauchery going on in Sin City was enough to keep the imagination going for hours.  But instead I was focused on seeing my best friend.…
Sunday, 04 September 2011 12:36

San Francisco International Airport

After seeing some friends and attending a birthday party it is time to leave San Francisco.  I have just checked in at San Francisco International Airport and this terminal is larger and busier than Vancouver.  There are three domestic terminals plus the international terminal with a tram connecting them in a circular loop.  It seems like the airports that I've visited so far have all been modern in design utilizing metal and glass.  While SFO may not be the busiest airport in America, I don't know if I want to be going through security here during the day.  The wait…
My friend got hit up to to do an engagement photo shoot for a friend of his and was recruited to help him out and give some advice as well as be his "assistant".  The site that the couple chose was a beautiful area known as Lands End.  However, the weather here in San Francisco is very unpredictable.  Something that is almost certain is fog.  Lets just say, today the fog rolled in HEAVY.  Not…
Visited with mentors, took cable cars, and went to see the Palace of Fine Arts.  Take a look at some of the sites that I took in today!
Friday, 02 September 2011 13:53

A Day in Good Old San Francisco

I have been in the Bay Area for several days now and I still haven't visited San Francisco yet, my old romping grounds for seven years!  So I decided that I would make a trip of it today and visit some old friends as well as the school I attended, San Francisco Art Institute.  Not a lot has changed in the city, it was still just as busy as ever and the new Bay Bridge…
Thursday, 01 September 2011 15:32

Adrenaline to End the Day!

Since we decided to come back from our trip to Monterey, we thought there might be an inkling of hope that the sunset in Santa Cruz might give us a chance to still capture some images with surfers in the background.  We went to Lighthouse Point Park where many people go to watch surfers as well as to see the lighthouse, which is also a surf museum.  From a distance, all the surfers swam in…
Today was a very eventful day.  Woke up early and took off for a drive to Monterey.  There were several things I wanted to see and do on this particular outing:  Monterey Bay Aquarium, Tillie Grot's Cafe (a highly recommended vegetarian restaurant), drive along the 17 Mile Drive, and catch a sunset at the Lone Cyprus tree.  Unfortunately the weather didn't cooperate with the sunset plan but three out of four wasn't bad.  Instead of…
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