Category Archives: Photography

First Mountain Biking Experience

Decided to skip my easy run this morning and experience my first real mountain biking ride.  Initially, after dropping down and climbing up a couple steep hills – and worried that my fillings in my teeth may actually fall out … Continue reading

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Travel Tips When Visiting Seoul (Korea)

Having just completed my vacation to Seoul, I figured I’d share some of my experience and travel tips.  First, I think Seoul is an overlooked and underrated travel destination.  Honestly, going into the vacation, I wasn’t expecting much, but came … Continue reading

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Last Day in Seoul (War Memorial of Korea, Congee, and Nanta)

After a busy two days, we decided to take it easy for our last day in Seoul.  This morning we walked (and it was very cold) down to the War Memorial of Korea (free) and spent a couple hours going … Continue reading

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Day 2 in Seoul

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It was another fun filled day in the world-class city of Seoul.  In the morning we took the subway to Gyeongbokgung and visited the Gyeongbok Palace (cost 3,000 won) and the National Palace Museum of Korea (free).  Pretty impressive!  Then … Continue reading

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Fantastic First Day in Seoul (Namsan Park, Namdaemun Market, and Cheonggyecheon)

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If today is any indication of the rest of the week, this is going to be a great vacation.  I was a little concerned that I would be visiting this Korea out of season, but it has been a blessing … Continue reading

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Morning Sunrise (Yokohama)

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Rode my bike down to Osanbashi Pier to catch the morning sunrise and clear view of Mt. Fuji.  Really cold this morning, but the view was worth it.

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Yamate Motomachi Park (Yokohama)

This afternoon we rode our bikes down to Motomachi Park located in the historic Yamate Bluff.  This is a really nice area of Yokohama having been a major foreigners’ neighborhood from the mid-1800s to early 1900s.  Now it’s place of … Continue reading

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Yokohama Port Symbol Tower

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Rode my bike this afternoon to Yokohama Port Symbol Tower located at Honmoku Pier.  It’s a really nice park, not overly crowded, and provides a nice 360 degree view of the bay area.  Located next to a container terminal, you … Continue reading

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Sankeien Garden (Yokohama)

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Visited a traditional Japanese garden called Sankeien in Yokohama this afternoon.  It was very peaceful and relaxing, need to visit more often.  The garden was opened in 1906 and is definitely one of the top attractions within Yokohama.  Entrance fee … Continue reading

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Yamate Italian Gardens and Other Random Photos (Yokohama)

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This weekend we visited Yamate Italian Gardens Park, located on top of the hill behind Ishikawa-cho Station in Motomachi.  Spent about an hour there having green tea and Japanese pastry, exploring the Diplomat’s House and Bluff 18 Ban-Kan residence which … Continue reading

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