Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Turkey Clip

you'll probably be able to tell...but we're having the time of our lives.

(click "HD" tab on the right and it will take you to Vimeo to watch it in HD)

Turkey from Austin Walk on Vimeo.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Turkey part 1

Yay Cappadocia!!

So last Monday we took a night bus (about 12 hours) and started our week long trip through southern Turkey.....and we started in..... CAPPADOCIA! It is by far one of the most amazing places in Turkey, it is truly incredible. (so this is one of quite a few other posts to come from this last week)

First off I want to give a shout out to the buses in Turkey. They are fantastic! It is like you are on an airplane. The buses are so nice inside and there are little stewardesses that walk around passing around drinks and snacks ha ha. The only problem are the bus drivers...I'm pretty sure they are crazy and dont realize that if they go 90 miles an hour around a corner on a mountain pass that there is a SLIGHT possibility that you may tip the bus over a cliff. One of our bus drivers got mad at another car and tried to run them off the road....THAT was interesting.

It is honestly the place of natural wonders. And so on arriving we found a hotel in a cave....ha ha yes a CAVE! It was so fun I loved it!

This is our cave room
the patio overlooking the city

Please read the sign of our hotel very carefully...ha ha we loved our wiewover and the roop!
Next we rented a scooter and just spent the day scootin around and exploring!

All over Cappadocia are all these houses built into entire cities it is amazing...we pretty much spent the whole day crawling around and exploring all of the homes...and the best part is most of the time we were completely alone :)

I have to say my favorite part was our hot air balloon ride the next morning....we had to wake up at five because the balloon floats over Cappadocia at sunrise... it was so amazing!!!

getting ready to take off..
so so amazing!!

soaring!!! I have to say I think that Cappadocia was my favorite part of the trip! Such a beautiful place with so much history, so many amazing natural wonders, hot air balloons and my best friend...all these combined
= greatness!!!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Madrid Flick

Here is a flick from our time in Madrid... Don't get confused... we are in Istanbul right now but just lagging on our productions haha. Anyway... Here it is... Oh ya, did we mention we loved Spain??

Untitled from Austin Walk on Vimeo.

P.S. I'm going on an island and I'm gonna bring a Sailboat, pencil, alligator, igloo, and napkins... try to come, I dare you

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Morocco Clip

Here is some footage from Morocco... I have to admit... the video is pretty pathetic. I should have put more effort into it. Sorry...

Untitled from Austin Walk on Vimeo.

Sunday, October 11, 2009


Let me just sum up Madrid in a few words....

Gonzo's amazing house, water-balloons, futbol (soccer), eating, the Island game, cookies, playing, and pretty much just chillaxing!

so once again Gonzo and his brother Borja made our stay in Madrid oh so special. First off we stayed in their most amazing home with the best terrace ever. And every day we would eat breakfast outside and and just chill. The post might be a little scattered but here are some stories in no particular order....

1st.... let me introduce you to TASTE OF AMERICA.
Yes that is exactly what it is..a taste of America. They have everything name a few, brown sugar, peanut butter, skittles, measuring cups, vanilla extract, nerds, brownie mixes, bagels and much much more. This store pretty much has everything that doesn't exist or is extremely hard to find in Madrid. After Gonzo bought the supplies we were off to make some good ole American cookies. Which is pretty much what we ate every single day while in Madrid. (I guess you just start to miss the small stuff after awhile)

2nd... Laydown. Well Austin did a little video about this place but Gonzo took us out to dinner one night to this amazing restaurant where you lay in beds watch a show and eat. I mean what more could I ask for...lounging and eating. It is really cool and the music was awesome and the food... unbelievable!
(we even tried's thin slices of raw meat...yes a little scary but i guess really popular)

me and Austin on our bed :)our little table we eat off of...
3rd...Waterballoons.Well let me just start out by saying i didn't have anything to do with this debauchery but I did watch. (not true, Sara hucked a couple off the terrace without even looking!) So for Austin's birthday I bought him a pack of water-balloons..well he would throw one here or there but THEN we got to Gonzos and he lives in a huge apartment on the ninth floor, has a patio, and is right across from a street with about 20 taxis every day all needless to say he was excited. lets just say they threw water-balloons at the taxis all the time and before we left Austin had turned Gonzo into a water balloon monster (he ended up being more addicted than Austin)

4th... Six Flags...well sort of.
So they have a mini six flags in Madrid and Borja and Gonzo took us. It was a lot of are some of my favorite pics.

ha ha right before we left they wanted to go on this weird spinney ride (which i opted not to ride). It ended up being really really lame and not fun at all...this was captured right after it was over...ha ha they were so disappointed and Austin was so uncomfortable!
5th..The Bernebeu!! (real Madrid soccer stadium)
Well Gonzo's family has season tickets to Real Madrid and so they get free tours when ever. So they brought us! (A few weeks later Austin went with Gonzo to a Game!)

the field

this is where the team sits during the game... a streaker ran across the field ha ha not really...but seriously...
the museum
our press conference...

Austin and the FAKE Casillas...

Austin and the REAL Casillas...yes he actually got to meat him weeks later. We were just lounging outside and he drove up in his car so Austin got an autograph and a little chat.

Gonzo chatting with him...
6th.... The Madrid Temple.
How amazing is this picture...i took this right after conference it looked so pretty at night
We had a chance to go to the temple and do Sealings...then we spent the next two days at a conference-athon. Cause of the time difference they show like 4 sessions in one day but it was so wonderful I loved every second!

7th...Just random pics of Madrid

relaxing on Gonzo's terace

the view from his pretty

Gonzo and Nieto

look he really is a PRINCE!

Thanks Spain and especially to Gonzo and Borja for everything that they did for us. We are so blessed that we met them and can now call them friends. I hope one day we can do as much for them as they did for us!
We love you guys :)