S: 2010 Year In Review
1: La Sagrada Familia | Running in the Estadi Olimpic (Venue of the 1992 Olympics) | Barcelona, Spain
2: Above: Casa Batllo, one of Antoni Gaudi's striking architectural designs
3: Left: Savoring churros y chocolate Above: Enjoying an amazing 7-course meal with the Android Team at Cinc Sentits | Barcelona, Spain
4: Steph and Cherry | Homemade chocolate cupcakes with cherries on top :)
5: CJ's Birthday Dinner at Bushi-Tei, a Japanese-French fusion restaurant | David and Steve | We ordered the 5-course omakase (chef's tasting menu) with wine-pairing. Yum! | San Francisco, California | No'eau
6: David's ryokan was in Asakusa, home of the Senso-ji | Tokyo, Japan
7: Left: Playing ancient taiko drums Right: Washing money in the spring of the hidden Zeniarai Benten shrine
8: San Francisco Bay Area, California
9: Left: David, Founder's Award Winner, on a photo walk in SF Above: Cherry, playing volleyball with the IBM league
10: Jerry, trying to hug a panda | Warm weather but cold waters! | Exploring SoCal (Southern California) | La Jolla Cove
11: San Diego, California
12: Half Dome, Yosemite National Park, California
13: Half Dome with no cables
14: Mt. San Jacinto, Palm Springs, California | The day started with an aerial tram ride 1 mile up the mountain. Then we hiked 5.5 miles to the peak, sometimes losing the trail because of the snow. But we made it (and back too)!
15: It was so cold we wore extra socks for gloves.
16: Billy and Bill teaching us Chinese characters | Shanghai, China | Packed streets
17: High-rises across the river in front of the Bund in downtown Shanghai | Shanghai Dumplings | Lucky turns | Near the Bund
18: Nick and Cherry on top of Mt. Evans | Denver, Colorado | Mt. Evans has the highest paved road in America. We drove to the top then walked the last quarter mile to the peak.
19: At the peak - 14,264 ft
20: Beijing, China In front of the stone boat at the Emperor's Summer Palace
21: Above: Billy, David, and Tony on a photo expedition of China Right: In the heart of the Forbidden City
23: Mt. Timpanogos, Salt Lake City, Utah
24: Sydney, Australia
26: View from Tagaytay Highlands | In the distance, we could see Taal Volcano, an active volcano in the center of the lake. | Taal Lake | San Agustin Church, UNESCO World Heritage Site
27: Manila, Philippines
28: David, working at the local Google office | Tasting fresh durian with Dann and Timothy | Singapore
29: One evening for dinner, we ventured out to a famous chili and pepper crab restaurant. The food was delicious! | A hanging bridge between an islet and Sentosa | Sentosa Island is the southernmost point of continental Asia. | Visiting with KT and Ryan
30: Dann hacking a coconut | Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
31: Left: The Patronus Twin Towers, tallest twin buildings in the world Right: Standing in front of the world's tallest Murugan statue at the Batu Caves Hindu Temple with monkeys at the top!
33: Mt. Tallac, Lake Tahoe, California
34: Bracing the Pacific winds on a DevRel team outing | San Francisco Bay Area, California
35: Above: Cherry, completing a challenge for the SF Great Urban Race Right: Heading out to the Monster Ball (Lady Gaga Concert) with fellow IBM girls
37: Uhuru Peak, 5,895 m (19,341 ft) above sea level, is the highest point on the continent of Africa. We trekked for 7 days on the Machame route, also known as the Whiskey route because of its intoxicating views. | Standing on Uhuru Peak, "the roof of Africa" | Glaciers on top of Kili | Mt. Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
38: Old Stone Town, Zanzibar | Touring the spice plantations | David explored Zanzibar and a traditional Maasai village while Cherry climbed Kili. | Zanzibar is part of an archipelago known as The Spice Islands. Cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon, and pepper are some of the main spices grown there.
39: Zanzibar, Tanzania
41: Patrick, above, guided us on a 4-day safari in Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire National Park, and Lake Manyara National Park. | The safari crew | In front of the hippo pool | Safari in Tanzania
42: Arusha, Tanzania This meal cost less than $2, orange soda included. It has been an amazing year with new and edifying experiences. We hope to never stop exploring. :)
43: Sao Paulo, Brazil Above: Answering questions at the Android Developer Lab Right: Sao Paulo See Metropolitan Cathedral
44: David visited six of seven continents this year. Now, if only Google had a research office in Antarctica. Maybe next year! :) | Buenos Aires, Argentina | 2010 Year In Review