Reiko and I visit her family in Tokyo for the first time. We went during cherry blossom season and it was really incredible. In this episode: We visit an old street in Kawagoe Her parents take us to a vegan onsen (traditional hot spring bath) We visit Reiko’s friend Mina and walk along the Meguro … Read more
Reiko and I took a trip to Okinawa to see an aquarium she’s always wanted to visit! They’ve got a couple whale sharks, a bunch of mantas, half a dozen dolphins, turtles, manatees, just tons of sea life. We also explored some beaches nearby, and visited a native Okinawa museum/historical village.
Reiko and I went to the Taipei zoo to ride the Maokong gondolas. They’re a huge 4 Km ride up steep slopes and there are some clear bottom cars too so you can see below during the ride. The view of Taipei is really fantastic from the elevation, even without maximum visibility. There’s a cool … Read more
Been a while since I posted a vlog update. Here’s the footage I shot in 2018 that I didn’t get around to uploading since my last post. Reiko and I went to the Taipei National Palace, the Huaxi night market, a Godzilla exhibition, went to America and ate a deep fried pickle, took a visa … Read more
So I finally got around to finishing my cloud hosted photo gallery. I tried virtually every service, (flikr, google photos, imgur) to see what I liked best and none of them were what I wanted. Still don’t have everything posted and I want to build in some gallery organization but it’s a start. It’s really … Read more
Hey! Been a while since an update. I’m in Taiwan and am going to be sticking around here for a while. I started seeing a wonder person, Reiko, back in January and we went on a road trip for Lunar New Year.
So I’m currently in Chiang Mai, Thailand and loving it so far! I decided to start a travel vlog to share a little bit of the experience. I’m currently in Chiang Mai at least through March, but I considering going down to Ko Samui or Ko Phangen in April after I renew my visa for … Read more
X-posted from an ancient blogger account. Original post here: https://raleighc.blogspot.com/2008/06/beginning-of-end-part-1.html Well this will likely be my last post from China. Its been an amazing couple of weeks. The best way to develop cultural appreciation is definitely to spend some time embedded outside of your own. The last few days have really just been shopping and … Read more