gothic arches.
This photo was taken in the Monastery of Santa Maria d’Alcobaça, which is located north of Lisbon. I absolutely loved the monastery’s simple interior and tall arches. It is also on the UNESCO World Heritage list.

gothic arches.

This photo was taken in the Monastery of Santa Maria d’Alcobaça, which is located north of Lisbon. I absolutely loved the monastery’s simple interior and tall arches. It is also on the UNESCO World Heritage list.

belém tower.
The Belém Tower, also known as the tower of St. Vincent, is located in Lisbon, Portugal. My Mom and I had the opportunity to see this UNESCO World Heritage site a couple of weeks ago.

belém tower.

The Belém Tower, also known as the tower of St. Vincent, is located in Lisbon, Portugal. My Mom and I had the opportunity to see this UNESCO World Heritage site a couple of weeks ago.

door.
During a tour of the Templar’s Convent of Christ, this little door caught my eye.

door.

During a tour of the Templar’s Convent of Christ, this little door caught my eye.

oratory door.
This door leads to the oratory in the Templar’s Convent of Christ located in Tomar, Portugal. This property is on the World Heritage list of UNESCO.

oratory door.

This door leads to the oratory in the Templar’s Convent of Christ located in Tomar, Portugal. This property is on the World Heritage list of UNESCO.

proud as a peacock.
This is one of the peacocks that roam around the Assiniboine Park Zoo.

proud as a peacock.

This is one of the peacocks that roam around the Assiniboine Park Zoo.

wall of memories.
Over the years, I have taken thousands of photographs. Some pictures originate from faraway places such as Italy, the Philippines, and Mexico. Other images come from adventures as close as my backyard. As a result, I thought it was a good idea to print, matte, frame, and showcase some of my memories on my living room wall.

wall of memories.

Over the years, I have taken thousands of photographs. Some pictures originate from faraway places such as Italy, the Philippines, and Mexico. Other images come from adventures as close as my backyard. As a result, I thought it was a good idea to print, matte, frame, and showcase some of my memories on my living room wall.

desert mountains.
Desert mountains near Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area located outside of Las Vegas, Nevada.

desert mountains.

Desert mountains near Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area located outside of Las Vegas, Nevada.

lobby lights.
The ceiling in the lobby of the Bellagio Hotel and resort in Las Vegas, Nevada.

lobby lights.

The ceiling in the lobby of the Bellagio Hotel and resort in Las Vegas, Nevada.

faux sphinx.
The sphinx at the Luxor Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.

faux sphinx.

The sphinx at the Luxor Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.

mac and cheese with bacon.
I enjoy cooking, but I still consider myself a novice. Here’s a new dish I decided to try out. I took bits and pieces from various macaroni and cheese recipes and added some bacon.

mac and cheese with bacon.

I enjoy cooking, but I still consider myself a novice. Here’s a new dish I decided to try out. I took bits and pieces from various macaroni and cheese recipes and added some bacon.

palm leaves.
The leaves of a coconut tree.

palm leaves.

The leaves of a coconut tree.

entrance arch.
The entrance arch at Ek’ Balam, located in Yucatan, Mexico. According to our guide, Pedro, this arch was used for ceremonies and give offerings.

entrance arch.

The entrance arch at Ek’ Balam, located in Yucatan, Mexico. According to our guide, Pedro, this arch was used for ceremonies and give offerings.

sunrise.
The sunrise at Playa Maroma. I woke up extra early to try to catch it.

sunrise.

The sunrise at Playa Maroma. I woke up extra early to try to catch it.

playa maroma, mexico.
A little piece of paradise located between Cancun and Playa del Carmen.

playa maroma, mexico.

A little piece of paradise located between Cancun and Playa del Carmen.

after the rain.
Luckily, it only rained once while I was on holiday.

after the rain.

Luckily, it only rained once while I was on holiday.

NIGHTNIGHT by DEDDY