Hope

Hiroshima, Japan Hiroshima has been high on my Japan bucket list since before we moved. I've reserved hotels several times that I cancelled for various reasons. I finally got Mike to admit it wasn't a high priority destination for him and to give Will and I his blessing to go without him. Although we were … Continue reading Hope

Year of the Cock

Winter & Spring Festivals The New Year The first weekend in April, I attended the Kanamara Penis Festival in Kawasaki. However, I first thought it would be fun to catch up on some of the other festivities we've checked out this year. The New Year is perhaps the most anticipated holiday in Japan. Last year we … Continue reading Year of the Cock

Feeding My Seoul

Seoul, South Korea I admit I was visiting Seoul to use China's 72 hour Free Visa Transit program that is available when travelling to Beijing between two different countries. When Mike informed me that he would be in South Korea for work. I realized Will and I could go to Beijing then meet Mike there. … Continue reading Feeding My Seoul

Less Than 72 Hours in Beijing

Beijing, China MONDAY EVENING We exited Chinese customs, Will entering the main arrival area like a rock star. He was dressed like Spider Man shouting "Nî háo" (hello) and giving high fives to all the people waiting for their guests. It'd been a bit of a stressful day so I was glad for the comic … Continue reading Less Than 72 Hours in Beijing

The Last Resort

Yokosuka, Japan Before the end of World War II, Yokosuka Naval Base (where Mike is stationed) was home to the Imperial Japanese Navy. During the war, the Japanese navy's commands were ordered to dig underground tunnels for air raid shelters. As the intensity of the air raids increased, they began to move more operations underground … Continue reading The Last Resort

99 Hours in Japan

MONDAY I'd been saving the Hakone Round Course tour (a day long circuit of scenic Hakone mountain utilizing rail, cable cars, ropeway, a boat, and buses) until we had visitors. When Breeann and Liam asked if they could visit us for a few days before Christmas, I knew I wanted to add this to the … Continue reading 99 Hours in Japan