New Years Eve at the Jing-An Shangri-la in Shanghai

There is no better way to ring in the New Year than to be in the company of dear friends. A catered, free-flow champagne countdown party and a stay at 5-star hotel doesn’t hurt either though. S o with no desire to weather the cold temperatures outdoors, the mobs of people rushing about and the... Continue Reading →

Taiwan: Settling In

First Impressions: As my plane landed at TPE airport in Taoyuan, I was excited at the possibilities that awaited me here in Taiwan. I was greeted outside the arrivals by a pre-arranged pickup, and to my surprise he drove a black Saloon; a current model Camry if I recall correctly. I was a little surprised... Continue Reading →

Thailand: Land of smiles

Thailand: Land of smiles; cheap food and crazy tuk-tuks After my excited time in Tokyo, and about 51/2 hour flight I was now at the very sweet looking Suvarnabhumi Airport and its about midnight. After dodging the sketchy taxi services and 'limousines' offering their services (these are everywhere in Thailand btw, so if you're there... Continue Reading →

Akihabara: Welcome home master

My favorite part of Tokyo has to Akihabara, its a destination not to be missed by anyone thats wants to experience modern day Japan in all its glory. The trip starts right at the Akihabara station, where you come out to Akiba City; a glorious monstrosity on 6 floors with everything electronic you can think... Continue Reading →

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