Nijo Castle was probably one of the more awe-inspiring places we visited while in Japan. It just happens to have been the home of Tokugawa Ieyasu, the last Shogun of Japan. I know him better as his fictionalized version, Toranaga, from what is probably my favourite novel of all time, the aptly name Shogun by […]
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A seagull was kind enough to fly between the peeks just in time for me to snap this shot from a beach along the Oregon coast. This was truly one of the most beautiful places I have ever been, equal to, but of course very different from, the beaches of Hawaii.
What is even more horrifying than this little scene from Alcatraz is that the toilet is located directly across from the cell on the other side. If I recall correctly they aren’t even offset, so when you had to go, privacy was out of the question. That thought alone would keep me on the straight […]
The last time I visited Mexico was back in 2009. It’s hard to believe that was five years ago already. My dad had an extra ticket to his company convention and I was lucky enough to go along free of charge. I had an all expenses paid taste of the good life, and I was […]
A long time ago now, nearly nine years ago in fact I travelled across this great land of mine by train. I had wanted to make the trip on The Canadian as the train/route is called ever since I was a kid and I read a book by Eric Wilson set on that very train. […]
That may sound like a really blunt statement to you, but I don’t care because it’s true. Sometime it’s just not worth beating around the bush. When you travel the road less travelled, everyone who is not on that road is going to consider you anything from a mild annoyance to a scourge on society. […]
I know you have a dream. In fact, you probably have several dreams. Perhaps you dream of travelling to Spain, or owning a Lexus. Maybe you simply dream of having your own business. Perhaps you dream is to retire somewhere tropical and spend your days basking in the afternoon sun on a beach of pearly […]