Uluwatu Temple and Kacek Dance – Day 3 Bali

The next morning in Bali we had three things planned: a nice breakfast, a relaxing beach, and Uluwatu Temple with a Kacek dance. The Kacek dance was recommended by our local Indonesian host, and we’re glad we went!   Breakfast: We went to Made's Warung based off good reviews I read online. They do dinner shows here … Continue reading Uluwatu Temple and Kacek Dance – Day 3 Bali

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Snapping Geisha in Gion, Kyoto

Kyoto. Kyoto, meaning “capital city” Kyoto used to be Japan’s capital when the Emperors used to live there from 794 to 1868. During the wars, Kyoto had been rather damaged, but was thankfully spared from the list of atomic bombing cities due to its historic value! When most people think of Japan, temples, shrines, ‘zen’, … Continue reading Snapping Geisha in Gion, Kyoto

Japan’s Mountain Village, Shirakawa-go

After graduating from the Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka sightseeing trail, venture off to a tiny mountain village in Gifu, Japan. Go to Shirakawa-go and admire the traditional Japanese houses, or ‘gassho-zukuri’. They aren’t those wooden little houses, but large rectangular houses that used to be farmhouses, covered with a thick layer of dried straw on top … Continue reading Japan’s Mountain Village, Shirakawa-go

Chocolate Ramen and Valentine’s Day in Japan

Guys needn’t be afraid of Japan’s Valentine’s Day. No longer do men need to think of what to cook for dinner, what kind of flowers she would like, which chocolate she would most enjoy, and where to take her on February 14th! All they have to do is kindly accept chocolates from their female friends … Continue reading Chocolate Ramen and Valentine’s Day in Japan

Ramen (ラーメン)

Here I am. Drinking among the other twisted lonely drones after work; we're still in our business suits at 9pm. I'm drinking my left over ramen broth... I have an uneasy, unpleasant feeling. Usually during my travel episodes, when I find myself eating alone, I gladly welcome a conversation from a local. I miss the expected unexpectedness … Continue reading Ramen (ラーメン)

The Whistle Language of La Gomera

Silbo Gomero is a language made out of whistles. This type of language was useful on the Canary Island La Gomera way back in the day so neighbors could communicate with each other over long distances with the mountain terrain and valleys in between them. Silbo can be heard from over 2 miles away! It … Continue reading The Whistle Language of La Gomera

Tripping through Tikal

Alex, Sarah and I knew we couldn’t miss a trip to the infamous Tikal during our stay in Guatemala. Jack and Java were put off by the admission price, ($20 USD) since they had a tight budget to stick to for their 7 months of travel, so they stayed and chilled in the hostel with … Continue reading Tripping through Tikal