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  • Europe Trip 2015

    My friends know how stingy I am with money, and my family knows I’m not much of a tourist, so some might have been surprised that I took the better part of two and a half weeks off from work to travel around Europe with a couple of friends. It was my first trip outside of Southeast Asia and the first time I took a long haul flight. Other than my concerns regarding the possibility of my luggage getting lost, the trip was relatively smooth and the Singapore Airlines plane had relatively decent food, service and in-flight entertainment.

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Photos

These facebook ads are getting to be highly specific…
I am liking this new lock screen
Sunflower garden at changi
Not to be confused with the Arc de Triomph in Paris. This one is in Barcelona
Koi pond at changi
A surprise Cobra Commander appeared on my desk! Thanks Jennylyn Sze!
Finished 3rd/4-1 in the #mtgdtk prerelease, won some packs! Muchas gracias to the folks at Liberia Gigamesh in Barcelona!
DTK prerelease in Spanish! (@ Librería Gigamesh in Barcelona) https://www.swarmapp.com/roytang/checkin/550d5110498eea3210a699bc?s=Inhckyu2vIJuHp7D6G3rgHCwdxA&ref=tw https://t.co/SWS2bLLuo9
Panorama from the Eiffel Tower summit
Manila!
View of Paris from the top
Apparently billiards was big back in the day
Chapel inside the chateau
The hall of mirrors
Dont put Descartes before the horse
Strickly
A crow! Or is it a raven?
Outside the gates
Joan of Arc
The king and queen would have dinner in public
Gallery of battles
Louis XIV
The gardens of versaille
This legend marks where there's a rock
Notre Dame
Rembrandt and his selfies
The Coronation of Napoleon
The Coronation of Napoleon
The Mona Lisa and far too many people
Tonight's dinner... I can't explain what it is
St. Vincent de Paul (blurry)
There's a 2-3 hour line to get into the Basilica
Immaculate Conception room
He's Italian!
Inscriptions over the entrance to St. Peter's Basilica
Parroquis de Reina Maria. They apparently had the only English language mass in Barcelona. This photo was "enhanced" by Google+
I only have this picture because it was in front of the seats and my feet were REALLY tired
The list of Popes death years, listed outside the Pope crypts underneath the Basilica
This is a picture of some tourists taking pictures of the Swiss Guard
This guy tried to warn the Trojans not to accept the horse. So one of the gods sent a snake to eat him and his sons.
This is supposed to be a statue of St. Peter, but the inscription says Pius IX
At first I thought about taking pictures of all the Pope statues but then I remembered there have been 266 of them
This statue was doing the Dr. evil thing with his pinky, but this picture is crappy
Pine cone courtyard. IDK why it's called that
This last supper tapestry looked like they were Chinese
I think this was the main altar of the Basilica
Some tourists arguing on the street
Quiz night results
The massacre of innocents
Piazza de Popolo (or something like that) They had egyptian obelisks placed at major landmarks to guide pilgrims. At that time, Egypt was part of the Roman empire
Sagrada Familia. This pic was "enhanced" by Google+
The birth of Jesus Christ
Statue of Apollo
This angel is saying "talk to the hand"
Some sort of ancient Roman comics
St. Peter telling off a bird
30 years ago a crazy Australian man took a hammer to this sculpture and damaged it, so now they have it behind glass. I blame the glass for the blurry pic
Last night's dinner - fettucinni bolognese
The resurrection. The eyes of Jesus in the tapestry would follow you as you walked across the room
Some stall was selling Italian comics
Trevi fountain, unfortunately under renovation when we were there. This pic was "enhanced" by Google+
These doors are opened only during Jubilee years. The Pope will open them next during Christmas 2025
Belvedere torso
This was the inscription on the floor of the entrance to St. Peter's Basilica
Statue of Hermes/Mercury
We came upon some sort of street art exhibit where one of these stones was placed every few feet with some other item or a clever saying.
Statue of ancient Roman taking a selfie
View of St. Peter's Square from the Basilica entrance.
So museum. Much ancient
Today’s lunch. Much better than yesterday’s
Today’s lunch (for comparison with rome)
Tonight’s dinner
We did not win.
@talk2GLOBE why are spammers able to send class 0 messages? https://t.co/uptZJSVCSQ
These are all the coins I had in the front pocket of my bag