Monday, December 29, 2008


Shots from my trip to Brunei

'Ambuyat' is Brunei's 'native' food. Ambuyat is also known as 'edible glue'. It is a sago 'glue' served with a piquant hot sauce which one has to twirl around a pair of conjoined bamboo sticks, dip in the sauce and swallow. The 'trick' to eating 'ambuyat' is not to chew but to allow the gob to slide down the throat. 'Ambuyat' eating requires practice and is only for those who dare to try new things when in a new country. The dish is an acquired taste and those who have tried it usually comeback for more

Tumpi, another national dish

The Omar Ali Saiifuddien Mosque, National Mosque of Brunei,
a national landmark.

The only McD in Brunei

Friday, December 12, 2008


Thun (French: Thoune) is a municipality in the district of Thun in the canton of Berne in Switzerland with about 42,136 inhabitants (1 January 2006).

It is located where the River Aare flows out of Lake Thun (Thunersee), 30 km south of Bern.

Thun as seen from the River Aare

Lovely buildings on the bank of River Aare

The view of Lake Thun and the Alps from the castle

The castle is now a museum and it has a great superb view of the city, the alps, and the lake

Thun as seen from the castle

Convoy of Cute little cars... and being parked at he town square