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Ankor’s Temples : Day 3

By On June 22, 2014

Banteay Srei, Cambodian Landmine Museum and BBC After more than two months away from home one can start to feel nostalgic about even the most stupid things like washing machines and dryers.… Read More


Ankor’s Temples : Day 2

By On June 20, 2014

Day two started off at 4 am to get to Angkor Wat or “Temple City” to catch the sunrise over the huge site.  We arrived in the pale light of the rising… Read More


Ankor’s Temples : Day 1

By On June 17, 2014

We came to Cambodia to visit the ancient temples of the Khmer Empire.  Located north of the center of Siem Reap city, the temples cost $20 per day to visit, although the… Read More

Oh just me and my snake

Tourist Trap

By On June 15, 2014

It was inevitable that Angelo and I would be the center of a tourist scam during our trip. After arriving to Siem Reap, Cambodia from Thailand we were excited to go out… Read More

Elephant Nature Park

Elephant Nature Park

By On June 7, 2014

This past weekend I dragged Angelo with me to Elephant Nature Park in northern Chiang Mai – Mae Taeng District in Thailand. The ENP picked us up at our hotel at 8am… Read More

Wat Chedi Luang

Wat Chedi Luang

By On June 4, 2014

Wat Chedi Luang is a large Buddhist temple that began construction around the 14th century, but probably not finished until the mid 15th century.  You cannot climb up the steps of the… Read More


A week in Bangkok

By On June 2, 2014

Our experience in Bangkok was very short and somewhat limited. Due to the Thai coup d’état occurring only one day after our arrival there was a curfew for the entire country. We… Read More

Working hard in the heat

Water Temple and Rice Terrace

By On May 20, 2014

Angelo and I had the luxury of hiring a driver for a whole day last weekend.  His name is Windu Ketut, and we highly recommend him if you need a driver in… Read More


Balinese Dance

By On May 18, 2014

Angelo and I recently had the privledge of taking a Balinese dance class with I Nyoman Joni.  We took the private dance class at the ARMA Museum ( Agung Rai Museum of… Read More


Tanah Lot

By On May 12, 2014

A couple of days ago we headed out to Tanah Lot, one of the seven sea temples in Bali.  We headed out in the afternoon because we wanted to capture the pictures… Read More



By On May 9, 2014

Ubud is located centrally on the island of Bali.  Unlike its noisy southern neighbor Kuta, Ubud is known for its arts and crafts.  The movie Eat, Pray, Love was filmed here and… Read More


Bali… Paradise ?

By On May 6, 2014

Our trip to Bali, Indonesia started early in the morning.  At 4:30am we left Tokyo on the metro for Narita Airport.  It is always a whirlwind carrying luggage on the Tokyo subway,… Read More



By On April 30, 2014

Before I get started about our last spot in Japan, I wanted to let everyone know that the wonderful photographer behind these photos is Angelo.  He is very talented and perceptive.  It… Read More



By On April 28, 2014

This trip to Japan has not been just an occasion for me to explore another culture, but also ties me back to my family history.  My paternal grandmother, born Tamako Matsuda, is… Read More


Kichijoji and Inokashira Park

By On April 17, 2014

Last week our Japanese friend and host took us to a nice part of town called Kichijoji. Our friend Junko Sasaki has been so kind to let us stay with her for… Read More