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A Tale of Twin Buddhas
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A Tale of Twin Buddhas

Feb 27, 2015 by

Japan is one of the best places to get lost in. Although Tokyo is a dense, sprawling metropolis of people, buildings and activity, traveling a few hours by train can land you in storybook towns that showcase Japan’s tranquil natural beauty. Legend has it that in the mid-8th century a famous monk named Tokudo directed his master craftsman to carve two mammoth eleven-faced Kan’non...

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Battle at Hiroshima
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Battle at Hiroshima

Feb 13, 2015 by

I don’t have very many pictures from our day trip to Hiroshima because when you’re fighting the last thing you want to do is snap a picture to commemorate the moment. As we made our way from Osaka to Hiroshima on the Shinkansen bullet train early one morning, I was tired, cranky and swimming dangerously low on tolerance. And then it happened, the inevitable...

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Tis the Season to be Grateful – Postcard from Prague
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A picture may be worth a thousand words, but in some cases the picture cannot tell the whole story. This particular one was taken during our one day exploration of the lovely city of Prague en route to Switzerland. We had just met up with my mom who was flying in from a different city and together had grand plans for our 24 hours...

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Free Istanbul City Tour
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Free Istanbul City Tour

Dec 19, 2014 by

Sometimes the best things in travel are actually free. The best city tours are the ones that have you pondering the possibilities of a return visit even before the day’s done and we had such an experience with Turkish Airlines’ fabulous introduction to the culturally rich city of Istanbul on a recent transit. The best part? It was completely free! Passengers with connecting international...

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Unsent Letter to Mom
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Unsent Letter to Mom

Dec 17, 2014 by

  As we near the home stretch of 2014, a few pieces of unfinished business tug at my mind. One is this blog, a regretfully neglected reminder that it’s been far too long since I last sat down in front of the screen to reminisce about our travel adventures. There seems to be an increasingly inverse relationship between the frequency of blogging and our...

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