2013 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 59,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 22 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

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From Ben Huberman’s blog: http://en.blog.wordpress.com/2013/09/20/unbound-art-blogs/

on WordPress.com

From painting and photography to performance art, the art scene on WordPress.com is thriving. Practitioners of every imaginable art form are inspiring visitors with their creativity, using striking themes and neat features like custom galleries to showcase their work. Ready for infinite gallery hopping (no walking shoes necessary)? Here are a few places to start exploring.

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Street art is notoriously difficult to curate and archive: you can’t take down a wall whenever you see a cutting-edge mural, after all. Enter TOKIDOKI, a globetrotting traveler and avid photographer, who documents the textures of urban landscapes from Mexico City to Beirut. Stencil art, stickers, tags, posters: the blog channels the raw energy of the city with loving attention to detail.

Mickey Mouse Resiste, photo by TOKIDOKI


When I began this blog in September of last year, I never could have imagined it would have garnered 100 people, let alone 1,000. I was genuinely thrilled with the seven or so faithful followers I had for the longest time. Two special ones which I’d like to give special attention to:



Cindy Knoke and Michael Lai: I sincerely appreciate your support! Please check out their wonderful photography blogs!

And another shout out to a very special fellow blogger…the one and only one to show so much excitement (and purchased!) over my first publication, “Bogota Street Art”:

Resa! Obviously, I’m hooked if it’s about street art! Check her blog out: http://graffitiglam.wordpress.com/ 

And to the most frequent commenter, Michel! I so look forward to his “take” on my posts. And he doesn’t hesitate to share: http://fredonnezmoi.wordpress.com/2013/07/10/petit-train/

And I’d also like to introduce you to two fairly new followers that have shown such enthusiasm and been so complimentary about my blog (they make me blush):

An unbelievably talented artist: http://agatasartcorner.com/about/

And for some of the most beautiful step by step pictorials of food/dish creation: http://laurieslovelyliving.com/2013/07/15/homemade-chicken-broth-mm-mm-good/

For everyone that’s reading this, please know that I appreciate each and every one of you. And please follow TOKIDOKI – I always follow back! 🙂

Image25JUL13. Currently in Beirut, Lebanon.

REBLOG FROM HACHEGE: “50.- The traveller”

This is a shot from one of my favorite bloggers, Hachege, who does street photography. This is special.

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He was taking a rest to smoke a cigarrette, five minutes later he started to pedal again and my eyes lost him into the crowd.
Where could he be now?

Se tomaba un descanso mientras fumaba un cigarrillo, cinco minutos más tarde comenzó a pedalear de nuevo y le perdí de vista entre la multitud.
¿Donde estará ahora?

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A cool painting of a pig. Beside him, is a blacked-out stencil of Capriles Rodonski, Hugo Chavez’s opponent in last year’s presidential election.

27JAN13. Maturin, Venezuela.

What a cool couple!

Ron From Texas

These photos were captured at about 6:30 AM local time in the golden light of morning at a game reserve near Mossel Bay, South Africa. Range was about 10 meters and there were no barriers between me and the lions.  After seeing Lions up close in their natural environment I have come to believe they are the most beautiful of all wild animals.

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The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 6,300 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 11 years to get that many views.

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