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A Sapporo retrospective article here. My wife and I decided to spend a month in the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido back in the summer of 2014. It was the right choice because the rest of Japan is stiflingly humid in the summer; whereas the summer weather in Hokkaido can be hot, but it can still be comfortable.
This post contains affiliate links to products. I may receive a commission for purchases made through these links. There are a few things you need to fly overseas. Here are the essentials that should already be on your list and that I don’t have to tell you about, but I am going to tell you anyway. THE ESSENTIALS Passport Your updated passport is essential. If … Continue reading My Travel Must-Haves for International Trips
This post contains affiliate links to products. I may receive a commission for purchases made through these links. Time for a little throwback to pre-pandemic times. Let’s revisit my last big trip before the pandemic basically sidelined all my travel plans for the past couple of years. Also, because of my 5 year hiatus as a regular blogger, I’ve totally not covered some of my … Continue reading Arriving in Frankfurt (2019)
As usual, I am way behind in writing blog posts about my travels. I went down to Phoenix back at the beginning of December. That was 4 months ago. However, I thought I’d share a few photos from that trip.
July 2, 2015 (Thursday) – After a day of exploring Bastille, Le Marais, and the Canal Saint-Martin, we made our way back to the shopping centre of town in and around Opéra. We ended up making our way down one of the boulevards radiating from Place de l’Opéra and found ourselves at Le Grand Café Capucines.
July 2, 2015 (Thursday) – I had no idea what or where the Place de la Republique was before I visited Paris. My only exposure to the name was through a beautiful and melancholic French song that is named after this iconic square. Beatrice Martin, or Coeur de Pirate, is the one who got me interested in this square at the crossroads of the 3rd, 10th, and 11th Arrondissements.
July 2, 2016 (Thursday) – One of my personal interests in Paris was to explore the covered shopping galeries, or passages couverts, of Paris. Because we had a lot of other things planned for our one week trip, I ended up seeing only one of these famed galeries. If I ever go back, then exploring more of these galeries would definitely be on my list.