Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Book Update

So I have working on the book that summarizes everything I learned in Argentina. I was using a software program through the publishes, making it easier to create, but 1. The books were going to be $25+ each & 2. There is no way to have an ebook format. I have switched to using a new publisher, however, there is no application so I will have to use OpenOffice or something of the like to create to book. They also offer an ebook version, which is very useful for people that don't want to spend all the money for the book.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

The America Experience

I've been meaning to write about several recent experiences and I have been forgetting lately until another one happened to me today. And I made it a priority that I write about this.

For the past month now I have had problems...things that trip me up from time to time.

Here are a few examples:

I saw a building way down the end of the road today and I thought to myself 'that building is in the wrong place' and visualized where it "should have" been. The image imagined was a similar building in Godoy Cruz, Mendoza, Argentina. It was strange to catch myself.

I was sitting on my friend's couch and we were talking about food and I started talking about Mendocinian beef and I said "Hey I know of a good place to go eat"  I again visualized the place in Mendoza, caught myself and finished saying "Rosa's, which is a little Mexican chain restaurant here in Waco. What a let down.

One morning I woke up planning my day as I had so many times before in Mendoza (literally I visualized my schedule every morning)...I would go to the city and walk around the plazas and the shops. Of course I would then catch myself thinking that would be one heck of a day trip...

Another day I had a major chocolate craving and I thought to myslef that I would go to a 'local place' on Las Heras, visualizaing it the entire time..which always ends up the same...the realization that I am not there anymore.

Sometimes it gets really annoying to me and upsets me. It's weird the upset feeling is part annoyance that I can't things staraight (Ironic huh?) and other part "homesicking," like I want to return...

I am not sure why this is happening to me, was it because it was my first time abroad? Was it because I had such an amazing time ther? Was it becuase I had (and still do) such an amazing family there? Was it becuase I learned so much? Was it because the amount of time I was there? Or was it a combination of it all?

Wednesday, September 17, 2008


It's been awhile since I posted here. I am still sorting through my Argentina photos for my photo book. For the photo book that I want, they are so expensive, so I am looking at other options to go on. I also want the books to be available to others for a relatively low price ($20-30) because right now it looks like its going to cost me about $60-80.

As for the other book I am working on (Lost en Argentina), I am slowing moving through it. I am have been extremely busy with class that I am have had very little free time, and what free time I have, I just want to relax and dream that I was back in Mendoza...

I will send out an update soon (newsletter).

Wednesday, August 27, 2008


I have uploaded over 3500 photos, that over 22Gb of space!

There are some that are erroneous and need to be deleted, I will be doing this very soon. Over the next few days I will continue to re-upload photos that need correcting (crooked, spots, etc, on the photos.). If you find a photo that you want, but there is some type of spot or it's crooked, then tell me the album name and photo number, so I can correct it before the others. Prints can be ordered straight off the site (I am not making money, they start at $0.20 each). All the albums are completely uploaded except for a few from which I will be uploading to over time, which includes the panoramas album and the HDR images. The "other camera" album are the photos taken from Samya's (unsure of the spelling, please correct me) camera. If you wish to download a whole bunch or an album(s), please e-mail me so I can give them to you by other means.
The pictures are free to download, however, I ask that if you decide to post them somewhere, that you let me know or give credit, it's just nice to know where things end up.

The web address is:

Password: e-mail me if you do not know.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Photos, Videos, & Blogs Oh My!

As you may have noticed I am still keeping up my blog even after I have returned to the States.

Below you will find that a panorama I have created. This was from the Coast of Puerto Madryn in Argentina.

Panorama of Puerto Madryn, Argentina on CleVR.com

I have uploaded hundreds or photos, and still have hundreds to go, there are also a pelethera of videos that have been uploaded. I am also working on a newsletter rounding up my expirience in Argentina!

Monday, August 11, 2008

Now, in Texas

Yesterday I got in about 8:30am into the Houston Airport. I got home to
Victoria late last night. I woke up today sick, so I suppose I am just
allergic to Texas, and need to return to Argentina. Who knows, but it's
nice to back, however, I would have rather stayed in Argentina longer.
I have been greeting everybody in Spanish here as it is a natural
reaction for me, to reply in Spanish language. these are my reaction
phrases(in English):

  1. Hello
  2. How are you
  3. Bye
  4. See you later
  5. Nice to meet you
  6. I am doing well
  7. Thank you
  8. Thank you very much
  9. big
  10. small
  11. I don't know
  12. I know
  13. No Yes

There may be more, I am just not as aware of them. I ordered a Subway
today an when asked what I wanted on it, I pointed to each item saying
it in Spanish, after I got a stupid look from the guy and realized my
mistake, I apologized (in Spanish) then apologized in English again,
and then repeated my order....ah Argentina...

Stay tuned here or my blog
as I am working a photo book highlighting the places and the things
that I experienced. I am also working on a textual book of my
experience. So look to my blog to see updates about my Argentina expirience.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

The Begining of the end

So today is basically my last day in Argentina. Its really quite sad. I am going to miss catching the bus early in the morning and going to class (seriously). It has been quite fun.

Today I went to the zoo with my friends.

I was supposed to go on my special adventure (which, this is the 4th time I have tried to do it,) but the weather was not sufficient. So it basically looks like I will not be able to do it. My special event was to go Parapente (Paragliding) but the first time I made it up there, they did not have the right size harness, so I was not able to do the jump. The other 3 times the weather has been bad. I still have an album on all my pictures I took of others while I was up there that day and many videos (which can be found on the photo & video sites). So there you have it, my special adventure has been foiled. However, I start an "new" adventure tomorrow, when I travel solo to Puerto Madryn.

Tomorrow I get on a bus to travel to the Patagonia region of Argentina. I am going to visit Puerto Madryn & Valdez peninsula. The whales are down there right now so I am very excited about what I will be doing there. The bus ride is about 24 hours one way, so I am definitely going to be ready to get off the bus once I get there. I arrive there on the 4th at 9:30 am and I leave there 7th at about 11:30am, returning to Mendoza about the same time on the 8th. I basically have a little over 24 hours to spend in Mendoza, until the 9th, from which I fly out of Mendoza and leave Argentina at 6:30pm.

So this is the beginning of the end of my blog for Argentina. I however have decided to put a book together of all the things I have learned while being here, so even after I return to the states, I will have to upload the rest of the photos and videos and finish putting the book together (I have already started.) So stay tuned as I travel to Puerto Madryn.

P.S. I am currently uploading the pictures for the zoo today, so some of them are up, but not all...at least for now. :)