Category - Places

Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok surprised us in many different ways. It is a large and very busy city. Many interesting things to see and experience. It had this duality between some insanely...

Napa Valley, CA

Napa Valley is probably the most famous valley in the Continental United States. Not only it has the history and prestige as far as the wine industry goes but also...

Kobe, Japan

Kobe was another day trip from our “base” at Kyoto. It took about an hour for us to get there via the train. One thing we knew we were going to do during our...

Osaka, Japan

Osaka is the second-largest city in Japan after Tokyo. It is the capital city of the Osaka Prefecture and the largest component of the Keihanshin Metropolitan Area. We...

Nara, Japan

Nara was our last one day trip from our “base” at Kyoto. As you can imagine one day is hardly enough to explore everything in Nara so we focused on one of...

Hakone, Japan

Hakone was our next stop following four days of stay in Tokyo. The contrast with Tokyo’s high tech megapolis vibe was very evident. Gone are the high buildings...