Assorted Tokyo

There’s a lot to see and do in Tokyo. Here are some snippets of a few things you don’t want to miss!

The main hall of Senso-ji

Senso-ji, the Asakusa Temple

If you only have time for one temple in Tokyo, this is it, no question. Senso-ji is grand, and if you time it well, you can see its dramatic beauty both during the day and at night.

The Walking Streets of Ko Samui

There’s a curious and absolutely delightful event that happens in a different region of Ko Samui every night. This is known as a walking street, basically the best kind of night market, full of delicious food and interesting shopping. For some reason, despite their popularity, it’s really difficult to find information on the walking streets. When do…

Bangkok: Urban Exploration

In previous posts, we talked about how a tour guide had mentioned the five things you have to do in Bangkok. To refresh your memory, here they are: Visit the Grand Palace. Visit the temples. Get a massage. See a floating market. Go shopping. I shared our experiences with #s 1 and 2 here. As…

Portland Foodtrip Weekend (Part 2)

At the end of Portland Foodtrip Weekend (Part 1), it was Saturday afternoon and I was recovering from an exciting Friday night by going to brunch, then Powell’s, and getting a bite at PINTS. Now, my friend Jessica had been hinting all week that they had an awesome surprise for me. And finally it was time! We walked…

Siem Reap and Angkor, Day 3: Chill, Shop, Eat

Our big trips are usually too hectic to sleep in too much on any given day. In most of the destinations we select, there’s so much to see and do. One might say that even with four whole days in Siem Reap, there is a long list of activities that can easily occupy the entire…