Somber locals heading home

The 2012 Travelogue – Tokyo – Part 3

Still in Ginza, from the Kabuki theater, we walked fifteen minutes towards the water until we reached Tsukiji fish market. It was basically a large industrial looking block of warehouses which smelled more fishy than any fish market I have been in. Typically, people wake up at 3am to get into the market and observe […]

The 2012 Travelogue - Tokyo - Part 2

The 2012 Travelogue – Tokyo – Part 2

Tokyo is notorious for its population density and hence its ultra expensive hotel rooms. Our hotel, Oak Hotel, a tiny building on a side alley, was a all-nipponese claustrophobic-ally fun establishment. We had two feet of air on only one side of the bed and glad that we gave up suitcases years ago. The one […]

The 2012 Travelogue - Tokyo - Part 1

The 2012 Travelogue – Tokyo – Part 1

Of all the countries I have had the good fortune to visit, Japan is probably the most unique countries both in terms of people and culture. It is unfortunate that I had a bare five days in this beautiful land for I could easily spend a month just in Tokyo and still experience just a […]

On the way to De La Grazie

The 2011 Travelougue – Milan

My one day in Milan was more of a layover than a visit, but our first encounter with Italy was both eventful and memorable. Milan was our first Italian stop, a good six hour train ride from Spiez, Switzerland. The first class train carriage was almost empty and the ride was uneventful as we relaxed […]

Beautiful blue skies at the grand place market

The 2011 Travelogue – Brussels

Its been a few weeks since I went on whirlwind tour of Europe, yet the perils of everyday life are already chipping away at my beloved memories. So I decided that its an appropriate time to blow the dust off this blog, and make my memories permanent, if nothing else they should give me a […]

No City Left Behind

Just marveling at another perk of being married – I have a great travel buddy. Give our current short-term employment situation forcing us to live apart,  I am beginning to think this is somewhat of a blessing in disguise, for we are both equally exhilirated that we get to meet-up in a different place every […]