FOTO FRIDAY: ASAKUSA, TOKYO

Every Friday I’ll be sharing a photo from someplace in my travels. This week’s photo is from Asakusa in Tokyo, Japan. Senso-ji, is one of Tokyo’s most famous temples.  It is the oldest temple in Tokyo, however the buildings were all destroyed in the Tokyo air raids of 1945 during World War II. Today the shrine has become a symbol of […]

GUNG HEI FAT CHOY! CELEBRATING CHINESE NEW YEAR IN HONG KONG

Gung hei fat choy! The shops have all started selling red and gold decorations, lanterns and red envelopes galore…and that can only mean one thing– Chinese New Year is just around the corner here in Hong Kong. Time to brush up on those Chinese New Year phrases! Chinese New Year typically falls between January and February depending on the […]

Dotonbori Street: The Symbol of Osaka

Dotonbori–the symbol of Osaka, the epitome of kuidaore, nestled along the canal of the Umezu river. If there were ever a place to simultaneously exhibit both traditional and modern Japan, it would be here. An area loved by both tourists and locals alike, Dotonbori seems to have something for everyone. If you’re going for a […]

Foto Friday: Chinese New Year Lanterns in Chinatown, Singapore

Every Friday I’ll be sharing a photo from someplace in my travels. This week’s photo is from Chinatown in Singapore. We were fortunate in that the night we were staying in Chinatown, there was a huge festival going on for Chinese New Year. The streets were shut down early in the morning to begin setting up, and […]

Foto Friday: Chalong, Thailand

Every Friday I’ll be sharing a photo from someplace in my travels. This week’s photo is from Chalong, Thailand. After a nice afternoon on Koh Hae, our boat approached Chalong at the southern most tip of Phuket.  The water was simply stunning–beautiful and emerald green set against the bright blue sky, it almost seemed fake. The boat slowed […]