Shibuya!

Crowds gathering just before the madness begins. Tokyo’s busiest station is called Shibuya. I like the sound of it. Whenever I think of Shibuya, I think of “Shazam!” Bolts of electric light in Shibuya’s on-going onslaught of ad campaigns have the magical ability to transport you into the future, just like the bolts of lightening in […]

What Your Tuna Goes Through

Tsujiki Fish Market in Tokyo opens early. This is the place to come if you want to see all kinds of sea dwelling creatures before they end up on your plate as sashimi at the end of the day. 5:30 am comes awfully early when you’re trying to get in the mood to spend time […]

Kuala Lumpur – Delightful Asian Metropolis

Petronas Twin Towers Photo: John Kellenberger I love Kuala Lumpur. It’s one of the nicest cities I’ve been to in Asia. KL has a vibrant array of cultures and we were fortunate enough to experience quite a few while we were there. KL’s airport is really clean and efficient. Rather than pay for a cab, […]

From Saigon to Nha Trang by Train

We left Saigon last night at 8:20 and traveled by train to Nha Trang.  Saigon was absolutely wonderful.  We totally enjoyed our time there, in part, to Moira, who put us up in style at The Majestic and The Renaissance.  Both of these five star hotels are located on the waterfront within walking distance of all the great […]

Shopping in Kowloon’s Mongkok District

Day Signs, originally uploaded by globetrotterI.  A quiet back street in Kowloon is virtually unheard of. Kowloon hosts several famous day and night markets that draw people in, but we decided to spend our time in the Mongkok District, which is frentic at any time of day. It’s one of the busiest shopping districts in Kowloon. It has everything […]