Iceland – Into the volcano

The day after we arrived back in Reykjavik from the South Coast, we took a much shorter day-tour inside of a "dormant" volcano. It's only about 30-45 minutes depending on "traffic" outside of Reykjavik. You can see the city from the top of the volcanic area. Reykjavik from the volcano Thríhnúkagígur Volcano I believe our …

Iceland – Golden Circle Super Highlights

There is so much to write about Iceland. The days can easily blend together here with almost non-stop daylight. So it hasn't seemed like a week has passed since our day tour of the Golden Circle. So rather than tell a long story about it, as so many others have before, here are my best …

Let’s go to Iceland – Arrival and the Blue Lagoon

It's been a while since our last trip, so...let's go to Iceland. We didn't have a lot of time to plan this trip. When I heard "basically everyone in Iceland speaks English", it was good enough for me. How very "American" of me. Not only do they speak English, it's mandatory in schools so everyone …

Arashiyama – The Ryokan Experience and Nature

After a few days in Osaka and Kyoto, we moved outside of the big city to Arashiyama; located on the outskirts of Kyoto. This is more of my kind of town since I'm not a big-city kind of guy. However, the big cities in Japan are remarkably clean, safe, and quiet compared to the rest …

Pictures of food – Osaka and Kyoto

The title says it all. This is the "millennial" thing to do I suppose. Pictures and descriptions of food, drinks, and food-related places during our time in Japan. Food! Food is generally pretty cheap in Japan (and really good). We were able to get a solid dinner (usually with drinks) for 2 people for under …

Lost in translation – Japan edition

Similar to China, I was able to keep myself entertained with signage in Japan. The Japanese are a little more diligent in ensuring that their English translations make sense. Some things still get through though. It's interesting to see how different cultures convey rules and ordinances in signs. Products can be advertised in an interesting …

Hong Kong during the protests – October 2019

In the previous post, as I praised the variety of things to do in Hong Kong, I failed to mention the current protests. Hong Kong is a very safe place to begin with, and it's a shame that some of the protests have turned violent. We did see some protesters and evidence of vandalism. However …

Hong Kong – outside the big city at Big Buddha and Tai O

With one free day in Hong Kong, there is only so much you can do. There are several options for popular tourist attractions. Despite Hong Kong being a rather small area, there is still a lot of ground to cover. Since we were stuck in a city during our previous day in Macau, we opted …

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