Man Vs. Mooncake

Mooncakes are everywhere. In Hong Kong, you can’t walk more than a few feet without seeing a shop that sells them or an advertisement enticing you to buy them. As soon as the Dragon Boat Festival ends, the mooncakes start to appear. Many people during the Mid-Autumn Festival these traditional pastries are enjoyed. It is customary to give boxes […]

Fushimi Inari-Taisha, Kyoto

Every Friday I’ll be sharing a photo from someplace in my travels. This week’s photo was taken at one of my favorite shrines, Fushimi Inari Taisha. There are said to be over 32,000 shrines dedicated to Inari throughout Japan- that’s over 1/3rd of Japan’s total shrine count! The head shrine is Fushimi Inari in Fushimi-ku, Kyoto, Japan. Inari is […]

Foto Friday: Happy Birthday Hong Kong!

Every Friday I’ll be sharing a photo from someplace in my travels. This week’s photo was taken of Hong Kong fireworks from the Star Ferry terminal. Every year on July 1st, Hong Kong celebrates Establishment Day. This day celebrates the transfer of sovereignty from the United Kingdom back to China, which happened in 1997. Almost like […]