The Spirit of Business : Shrine Instincts June 18th 2014 The final days of my voyage in a strange land.
What can I say? Japan: It's like an Asian version of Europe: Old... yet sophisticated and classy like a fine gentleman... Ahem.
It took me a bit over 2 hours to get from Tokyo to the old capital city of Kyoto, 250 miles away. The Shinkansen (bullet train) is truly marvelous. I stretched out and watched the houses I would never know and the towns ... read more
Asia » Japan » Kyoto » Kyoto » Gion In 1603, a Tokugawa shogunate (military dictatorship) ushered in a long period of isolation from foreign influence in order to secure its power. For 250 years this policy enabled Japan to enjoy stability and a flowering of its indigenous culture. Fol... ... read more
After traveling the world: 16 countries over 5 continents, 14 new US states writing and taking numerous photos I am always asked "whats your favorite place?". My answer is all. I was born in Nepal and raised in Hawaii. Maybe one of those if I had to choose? For the most part we always want to be where we are not. It's that pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. When I left the US there were a lot of things I didn't like about it. Through travel experience I am beginning to look at the positive here and go from there. This blog aims to share why the world is so big and so small at the same time... full info