Blue skies smiling at us

After a long day in the airport (it seems as if all Chinese flights are obligated to be delayed). In there airport there were lights on the ground that indicated different directions. At first I thought these lights were pointing to the exit but then I realized there was no sense whatsoever in the direction […]

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The city of SMOG

DAY ONE: We finally arrived in Beijing, who would have thought that it would take all day to get here! The flight from Shanghai played a nice video about the wonderful communist party of China and how they saved the country from financial doom. At one point the subtitles read: ‘We cannot help but admire […]

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Narita

Again we woke up early, we wanted to head out the door at 7 so that we could make it to the T-CAT which would take us to the Narita airport that was an hour away by bus. Luckily we were told that Narita was much further than Haneda (which we flew into), which was […]

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Our lady Mt. Fuji

We woke up very early due to jet lag and the fact that we actually needed to be up early to meet our tour bus. The drive over to Mt. Fuji area took about an hour and a half. The highways are flanked by opaque fences so that the views from the bus were quite […]

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A tired visit in Kyoto

By this point we were pretty much ‘shrined out’ and although the buildings were beautiful – I think either of us would rather have been sleeping. In Kyoto, we neglected to notify the tour company that we needed to be picked up at the hotel and so the bus never came.¬† After some nervous waiting, […]

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An Indian Wedding

I always seem to feel a bit ill after so much travel, so I basically ¬†relaxed and threw up the first couple days I was in India. Bangalore was much larger than I realized it would be. My ‘hotel’ was actually a room in a country club, arranged for by Lakshmi and her soon to […]

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