Gracias, Madrid

Well, with all this staying at home, it’s a good time to head back through the archives in order to post on the trips I had been on after my Copenhagen trip, oh so long ago. Let’s start off with Madrid.  Madrid es muy interesante  (Madrid is very interesting.).  Yep, since my trip to Spain … More Gracias, Madrid

Amster~damn

Chinese New Year was quite early this year – end of January – so I thought it would be a good opportunity to get some cooler weather in and revisit Amsterdam.  Being that I had a bit of extra time this trip, I planned on hitting up Rotterdam and Den Haag as well.  I missed … More Amster~damn

Two decades of Japan

At the turn of the millennium, I left behind family and friends for the first time in my life and headed East to Japan.  To say that it was a big decision is a monumental understatement:  it was wholly transformative.  The other day it hit me that this year is the 20th “anniversary” of the … More Two decades of Japan

An Eye for Architecture

I entered a photo contest recently.  The theme was “Architectutral Photography”.  I didn’t win.  I didn’t really expect to but it would have been nice as the top prize was a two-light Siros outdoor set (rechargeable and cordless) from Broncolor worth about $3500 USD.  However, it did sort of inspire me to dig through my … More An Eye for Architecture

Cool Copenhagen  コペンハーゲンかこいい

Copenhagen.  When I told people that I was going to visit at the end of my summer break, most people’s first reaction was “That will be great! I’m so jealous.” quickly followed by, “Isn’t it really expensive?”  Honestly, compared to the rest of Europe, yes I suppose Copenhagen is expensive but people, I was visiting … More Cool Copenhagen  コペンハーゲンかこいい

CNY in Florence  春節でフィレンゼに行って来ます

For the past several years, my Chinese New Year holidays have been spent in Europe as a way of taking advantage of the low-season there and avoiding the high-season chaos in Asia.  This year was no different as I headed off to Florence, Italy – with a day trip by train to nearby Siena thrown … More CNY in Florence  春節でフィレンゼに行って来ます