2011 top fives

Albums:

1. Naked and Famous - Passive Me, Aggressive You

2. Two Door Cinema Club - Tourist History

3. Cut Copy - Zonoscope

4. The Rural Alberta Advantage - Hometowns

5. The Raveonettes - Raven in the Grave

 

Concerts:

1. Cut Copy / Foster the People - Prospect Park Bandshell

2. Naked and Famous / Green Day secret show - Webster Hall

3. Two Door Cinema Club / Bombay Bicycle Club - T5

4. U2 - New Meadowlands

5. Cut Copy - T5 (yes, I'm obsessed)

 

Dishes:

1. Uni Avocado - Sushi Azabu

2. Totto Ramen - Totto Ramen

3. Kuro Ramen - Hide-Chan

4. Smoked Meat Sandwich - Mile End

5. Panna Cotta - Rucola

Can't really say it's in the top 5, but it can't go without credit that I did eat a Lion slider. 

 

Moments:

1. Hammocking El Salvador

2. Being escorted by teen military personnel out of a favela in Rio, Brazil

3. Night spear fishing in the Amazon

4. The night sky in the Amazon

5. Riding a horse for the first time in Salento Colombia

 

Movies & TVs:

What TV? I suppose the only movie I remember being decent is the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.

 

Apps:

1. Day One - Beautiful, simple way to journal your life. Dropbox integration is mint.

2. FlipBoard - Reading made easy

3. Twitter - The obvious

4. InstaPaper - Amazing off-line support makes my commute productive

5. TED - Same as (4)

 

Destination visited (ALL):

1. Long Beach / LA / Palm Springs / Joshua Tree National Park, CA

2. Los Olivos / Solvang, CA

3. Colombia (Bogota / Salento)

4. Brazil (Amazon, Manaus, Buzios, Rio)

5. Scotland (Edinburg, Anstrhuther, St. Andrews, Falkland)

6. El Salvador (Playa el Tunco, Juijutla)

7. Boston, MA (x2)

8. Wolf Creek, CO