Guide to Living Like a Local in Sunnyside New York


Named after an old tavern, Sunnyside was a farmland until the early 1900s when Queensboro Bridge was built in 1918. Then came the subway and by  the1920s the city folks and mainly Irish immigrants came looking for affordable housing with gardens and green spaces. Today Sunnyside still maintains the tree-lined neighborhoods. Traces of Irish heritage […]

Montevideo, Uruguay In Pictures


This was previously published at by Ken Looi on June 2, 2013. Photos and words by Ken Looi. Arrived from Mendoza, Argentina to Montevideo, Uruguay on April 5, 2013. We hired a driver and it took us about 20 hours by car. The people in Montevideo are friendly and orderly. People did not rush […]