Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Review: Alive: The Story of the Andes Survivors by Piers Paul Read

4.5 stars for Alive: The Story of the Andes Survivors by Piers Paul Read.

‘I come from a plane that fell in the mountains. I am Uruguayan.…’

This is the story of sixteen survivors; how they have suffered the plane crash, what they have done to remain alive and how their ordeal in the Andes have changed their attitude towards life. And because I have already read the book I Had to Survive, I can appreciate and understand this book in depth.

This book does well to offer the bird's-eye-view of all the goings on. The author provides a chronological order of the event, clearly depicts the occurrence of the plane crash, lays down the horrors of the aftermath and even presents analysis to break down the causes and likely culprits leading to the tragedy. However, due to the third person narration, the story coverage comes across as detached and somewhat lacking in warmth, faith and friendship among the survivors. I am also kind of disappointed that the book does not offer perspectives of the event as seen through the eyes of any or each of the survivors.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Telunas Beach Resort - Day 4

Countdown to goodbye..

Pictures taken from balcony of C10 Komodo

Another one

Rustic charm

Front view from high up on the Jumping Deck

Back view from high up on the Jumping Deck

Diagonal view from high up on the Jumping Deck

Side view from high up on the Jumping Deck

Ophs.. too close for comfort

Telunas Resort Private Island

Let's break fast

Our camera man still hard at work.. snap snap snap.

Our friendly Tenulas hosts

Simply love these bottles.

Finally, a picture of the most important Room within the Room.

.. and window view from the side of the double decker bed.

.. and not forgetting the double decker bed itself of course.

Low tide

World without strangers.

Final walk through

Breakfast is Over!

Too bad (we are leaving). Too mad (we are not staying tonight). Too sad (we. are. sad.)

We will be back some day. One day. Scratch that. Many days. Many many days.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Telunas Beach Resort - Day 3

A day of kayaking, swimming, beaching, hammocking, fishing, crabbing, shrimping and lazing.

Good morning World!

5 hours later.. we emerged with a beautiful skin tan

Guess what's in my hands

Stay tune to my next review to find out which book I'm reading

Sadly, this beautiful crab is not the one caught by us. The kitchen staff gave us somebody else’s crab..

Finally got the right one back. This is ours!

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Telunas Beach Resort - Day 2

A day with the Sun, Sand and Sea.

Good morning! Lovely view from balcony of C10 Komodo.

The sky's dark and cloudy.. but then, looks are deceptive.

Main deck where we see almost all the people at 7am-9am, 12pm-2pm and 6pm-8pm.

Front deck

Kids' meal for lunch later?

The girls have made their choices.
It's "No but thanks".

Back to C10 Komodo. Get ready for beach activities!

Lunch after a busy morning at the beach with the Sun, Sea, Sand.

Retire to C10 Komodo after a hearty meal

Spot the photo bomb

How high is the Jumping Deck??

Posing for the camera before the last ray of the sun

The moon has risen