Big Asian Adventure v.3: A Day in Taipei

Taipei buildings

Getting From Macau to Taipei  Not a whole lot to report today, unfortunately. Mostly a travel day. Which should’ve been a lot shorter than it was. But tomorrow, we have a big day in Taipei. Our flight was scheduled midday. I tend to book flights earlier and then I feel all rushed in the mornings, […]

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Journey to Japan v.5: About Japan…

Fushimi Inari hanging lanterns

More About Japan… We fell asleep ridiculously early again last night and I woke up in the middle of the night to Jeff coming back from a late-night snack run. One of his favorite things to do while traveling is raiding the country’s snack selection at convenient stores. Last night, out and about Japan, he […]

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Journey to Japan v.4: More Temples In Kyoto

Fushimi Inari Shrine in Kyoto

More Temples in Kyoto So, yeah. More temples in Kyoto today. Because we haven’t had enough of those. They’re all really beautiful, though, I promise. Totally worth it. We started our day by walking to Sanjusangen-do Temple from the hotel. 1,001 Buddhas in Sanjusangen-do Temple This temple features 1,001 gold buddhas. All in one place. […]

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Journey to Japan v.2: Sumo Wrestling in Tokyo

Tokyo-Kyoto bullet train

From Tokyo Sumo To The Kyoto Bullet Train IT’S SUMO DAY!!! And, yes, sumo wrestling in Tokyo is every bit as awesome as it sounds. But, of course, the day didn’t start there. It started with yet another curious Japanese modification to a standard American item, the Q-Tip. The Gaijin Education Continues I was looking […]

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