Bula to Fiji! The capital of the 330+ island archipelago is Suva, on the eastern part of the main island of Viti Levu. However, you may never even see Suva–your first encounter with Fiji will probably be Nadi Airport and Nadi town.
Nature and Zen in Nara. We visit the largest bronze Buddha housed in one of the largest wooden buildings in the world, feed wild deer, enjoy a tranquil Japanese garden, and eat great street food!
A temple containing a thousand life-sized statues of Kannon, as well as beautiful grounds to enjoy.
Even on a gloomy, drizzly day, the Golden Pavilion shone bright and beautiful.
Kyoto is chock-full of beautiful temples and eye-catching shrines. Kiyomizu-dera, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is one of the most famous.
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.
When visiting Tokyo in the spring, Ueno Park is a great spot for sakura viewing. Even outside of the cherry blossom season, this popular city park is full of interesting sights.
The fourth stop on our Greek Islands cruise was Kusadasi in Turkey. David and I traveled to the ancient, marvelous city of Ephesus.