Trip to Hong Kong Day 2 & 3

Trip to Hong Kong Day 2 & 3 From day 2 my friend who lives in Hong Kong gave me a private tour. In the morning he took me to this breakfast place popular among locals. It was so popular that we had to stand in line and wait for 15 minutes to get a seat. The main food was […]

By | March 31st, 2017|trip|

Trip to Hong Kong Day 1

Trip to Hong Kong Day 1 Last week I went on a quick three day trip to Hong Kong. This is day 1. I stayed at an area called Wanchai on the Hong Kong Island. It was about 5 minutes subway ride from the Hong Kong station. My friend described the area as a recently developed, hip, bad boy area. […]

By | March 25th, 2017|trip|

Trip to Lausanne Day 4 : Geneva

Trip to Lausanne Part 4 : Geneva This post concludes my trip to Switzerland. I took the train from Lausanne to Geneva on the morning of the last day, since I it was only about 2 hours West of Lausanne. Both cities are adjacent to the lake, so the train ride was right along the scenery that I had been admiring […]

By | December 11th, 2016|trip|

Trip to Lausanne Day 3 : The Lausanne Marathon

Trip to Lausanne Part 3 : The Lausanne Marathon Day 3, when I ran the Lausanne Marathon. This was my 6th full marathon, and I finished with a time of 4 hours and 50 minutes. My personal slowest ever, but I have a more than good enough reason: I was marveled at the scenery all the way; I stopped very […]

By | November 23rd, 2016|trip|

Trip to Lausanne Day 2 : Zermatt and Vevey

Trip to Lausanne Part 2 : Zermatt and Vevey On the second day I took a train to Zermatt, a town in the Swiss Alps about 3 hours east of Lausanne. The view from the train going east. The orange of farms and vineyards in foliage cover the scenery. After a while I started to see the mountains of the […]

By | November 19th, 2016|trip|

Trip to Lausanne Day 1

Trip to Lausanne Part 1 From the end of October to the beginning of November, I took a week long trip to Lausanne, Switzerland. The main objective for my visit was to run the Lausanne Marathon, but along the way I enjoyed the culture, scenery, and people. This is day 1 of the trip. I arrived in Zurich International airport. […]

By | November 3rd, 2016|trip|

Fishing in Toyamago

Fishing in Toyamago It’s been quite a while since my last post, but I’ve been alive! This past weekend I went to Toyamago, a town full of nature in the heart of Nagano prefecture, in order to fish in the beautiful rivers. I arrived in Toyamago on a rainy afternoon. For lunch I went into Hoshinoya, a local restaurant that […]

By | September 29th, 2016|trip|

Trip to Aomori Part 2 – Fishing in the Oirase River

Trip to Aomori Part 2 – Fishing in the Oirase River So this is part 2 of the Oirase river entry in the Aomori travel series, and this one focuses on the fishing activity we had done in the river. The photo below is one of the fish I caught. The hotel we stayed at -the Hoshino Resort- hosts a […]

By | July 18th, 2016|trip|

Trip to Aomori Part 1 – Hiking along the Oirase River

Trip to Aomori Part 1 – Hiking along the Oirase River About a month ago, I took a trip to Aomori, a northern region in Japan, with my folks simply to enjoy nature. Living in Tokyo is seriously convenient, but at times, I do feel the need for some refreshing in a remote area from humans. Aomori proved to be […]

By | July 10th, 2016|trip|

Trip to Nagahama and Hikone Part 2

Trip to Nagahama and Hikone Part 2 After the day of touring around Nagahama, we got on the train and arrived at Hikone, which is actually only about 10 minutes away from Nagahama. By the time we got to the lodge, the sky was already dark. Here are some photos from the second day of the trip. Dinner and lodge […]

By | May 14th, 2016|trip|
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