Category Archives: Travel

Photo Essay: Miyajima, Japan – The Shrine Island

Itsukushima, popularly known as Miyajima is an island located not far from the city of Hiroshima.  I had the chance to take the ferry across to visit the shrine there.  It is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site and doesn’t … Continue reading

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Hiroshima – August 6, 1945 – 8:15am

On a recent day-trip from Osaka to Hiroshima, I made sure to stop at the site of the epicenter of the world’s first nuclear bombing.  The A-Bomb Dome as it’s become known was almost directly underneath the bomb as it … Continue reading

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Kinkaku-Ji – Kyoto’s Temple of the Golden Pavillion

I only had a day to spend in Kyoto, so didn’t see as much as I’d have liked.  I did make it to the Golden Temple and I’m so glad I did.  A friend I was with remarked at how … Continue reading

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Okonomiyaki – Osaka Style

Japanese Pancakes – Who Knew? I just had the opportunity to try Okonomiyaki for the first time while here in Osaka.  I felt I should share this experience, because quite frankly, it was amazing.  It is described as a Japanese … Continue reading

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Funny Foto Fridays: Japanese Crossing Guard?

I have a feeling this is not as funny as I thought it was, however…

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Foreign

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Prague-nosis: Good Times in an Amazing City

Prague, in terms of it’s charm and absolute beauty, will probably remain one of my favourite cities forever.  It doesn’t hurt that I had a blast there, too.  Some of its history was absolutely fascinating as well and, being from … Continue reading

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