First time in Osaka? Here are some places to check out.
Back in the early 1990's we visited Osaka on our way to Kobe. Frankly I remember very little about that trip. Then in 2023 we had a chance to stop in at Osaka for a couple of days, and we made the most of it. I've highlighted some major sights to see if you are planning to spend a day or two in this interesting city.
Visiting Tokyo for the First Time? Here Are Some Popular Places to Visit
Tokyo is an eclectic city of contrasts - ultra modern skyscrapers, residential bedroom towns, and ancient temples and shrines. In this guide I will give you some ideas for things to do while visiting Tokyo. The places mentioned here are not necessarily in any particular order.
Major League Baseball, the World Series, and my beloved Phillies
Well, it is that time of year. Two teams, one from each league, will compete for the "world championship" of baseball. Two small market teams somehow made it to the World Series, the Texas Rangers and the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Pent Up Demand to Visit Rome Almost Overwhelming
The last time I visited Rome I was taking a summer break from college, and had a full beard. Almost fifty years later, it seems like it was just as I left it. Hope you like crowds! It was like everyone in the world who was waiting out COVID was with us.
Shodo Island and Shimanami Kaido
We decided to continue our exploration of the parts of Japan that we had not yet visited with this unique trip to Shodo Island, the Setonaikai National Park, and the islands adjacent to the park.
Firenze for the First Time was Well Worth the Wait
Florence, or if you are Italian, Firenze was a city that I had wanted to visit for a long time. I missed it on my very first trip to Italy in 1982, and it took quite a long time for me to finally make the trip to Italy again.
The Stylish Heart of Austria, Vienna
Our first stop in our Europe tour was Vienna, Austria. We chose Vienna primarily because of its musical history, particularly the music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. I was happy to return to Vienna after all these years, as it is not that far from Burganland, which is my mother's ancestrial home.
Kyoto will Always be the Heart and Soul of Japan
Kyoto is the heart and soul of Japan. It's ancient temples and shrines are a testament to the history of Japan, and even its future. Kyoto is a modern city with many contemporary buildings, and even its own tower. But at is core are many of the Japan's most well known and internationally recognized UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Toyoko, Elaine and I visited Kyoto for a three day stay. Here's what we saw.
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