Category: Travel

Motorcycle Gas Tank

Sydney Radio Competition

This got the whole of Sydney laughing. Read it and you’ll see why! Just imagine sitting in traffic on your way to work and hearing this. Many Sydney folks DID hear this on the FOX FM morning show in Sydney . The DJs play a game where they award winners great prizes.. The game is …

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New Zealander’s Sixth Grader’s Speech

English from Around the World

In a Bangkok Temple: IT IS FORBIDDEN TO ENTER A WOMAN, EVEN A FOREIGNER, IF DRESSED AS A MAN. Cocktail lounge, Norway: LADIES ARE REQUESTED NOT TO HAVE CHILDREN IN THE BAR. Doctor’s office, Rome: SPECIALIST IN WOMEN AND OTHER DISEASES. Dry cleaners, Bangkok: DROP YOUR TROUSERS HERE FOR THE BEST RESULTS. In a Nairobi …

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The New Italian Lamborghini Gallardo Police Car

The new Italian Lamborghini Gallardo police car at its unveiling ceremony, one of two new high speed patrol cars in the Italian police force, needed to catch speeding drivers: What a car! Pity they couldn’t find someone who could drive it… Mamma Mia!

Mount Fuji Drive Photos

Took a drive around Yamanashi today. Drove around the 5 lakes that are around Mount Fuji. As you can see it is winter time and there is still some ice on the lakes. Stopped and took some photos along the way and even saw some waterfalls. Here are the photos I took during this adventure.

Mount Fuji

Drove over to Mount Fuji to look around and also came across some waterfalls. This time of year wasn’t exactly green and lively, but there was still some beautiful views to be seen.

Nagoya Castle, Japan

Went to the Nagoya Castle today and toured it to see what it is like. There are nice panoramic views of the city and there is a small moat around the castle, but one thing I noticed immediately was how steep the foundation walls are. One of the most famous unique things about this castle …

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Snow Sculptures

One of the Best Anti-Carjacking Devices

Safety Message: How to Hold on While Train is Moving

How to correctly hold on in a moving train. No, No…………………………. the old guy by the door!

Here is an actual sign posted at a golf club in Scotland UK:

1. BACK STRAIGHT, KNEES BENT, FEET SHOULDER WIDTH APART. 2. FORM A LOOSE GRIP. 3. KEEP YOUR HEAD DOWN! 4. AVOID A QUICK BACK SWING. 5. STAY OUT OF THE WATER. 6. TRY NOT TO HIT ANYONE. 7. IF YOU ARE TAKING TOO LONG, LET OTHERS GO AHEAD OF YOU. 8. DON’T STAND DIRECTLY IN …

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Japan Funny Erasers

Stopped by a dollar store (100Yen) store and I found these funny erasers. I thought they were neat enough to snap some photos. Some of these are actually pretty neat. Here are the photos. 7

Yokohama Zoo

Went over to the Yokohama Zoo called Zoorasia to check out the different animals. Here are some of my photos from enjoying the day at the zoo.

Amazing Holes

These holes are not only amazing, but some are really terrifying! The sheer scale of these holes reminds you of just how tiny we are. Kimberley Big Hole – South Africa Apparently the largest ever hand-dug excavation in the world, this 1097 meter deep mine yielded over 3 tons of diamonds before being closed. Glory …

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Tokyo Disneyland – Halloween 2011

Went to Tokyo Disneyland and had a spectacular time. It was really neat and a lot of fun. Disney sure is top notch. They pay attention to the smallest details. Here are some photos and a video of the experience.

Mount Fuji Climb

I went on a Mount Fuji climb today and here are some photos I took of my adventure. As you can see in this photo there is still some snow on the mountain even July.

Sequoyah Birthplace Museum

Today I went to the Sequoyah birthplace museum near Vonore, Tennessee. This was a very interesting museum because it talked about Sequoyah and the Cherokee Indians. In the museum they talked about the Trail of Tears which relocated the Cherokee indians from Tennessee to Oklahoma. There was all sorts of artifacts and information. Here are …

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Fort Loudoun Tennessee

Stopped by Fort Loudoun in Tennessee to take a tour and see what life was like for the early settlers who manned the fort to protect the little Tennessee river.

A Night Out in Nashville

I spent a night out in Nashville, Tennessee tonight. First started by walking around to get an idea of the city. Then went over to Coyote Ugly to check out the scene in there. After that I ended up bar hopping to different locations that had different music, bands, and other entertainment. Here are the …

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Coco Ichiban-ya Curry House

I went over to Coco Ichiban-ya curry house today. I absolutely love their curry. Here are a couple of different ways you can eat it. One is beef curry and the other is called “hire katsu curry.” Hire katsu curry simply means that it is hand made. The prices here are cheap and the food …

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I Ate Too Much

So tonight I went out to eat at a Japanese restaurant. I can’t tell you what the name of it is because I can’t read Kanji. As with most new restaurants I eat at I wasn’t sure what was good at this specific location. I ordered chyashu ramen (pork with noodles in a soup), gyoza …

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He Folds Money and Lives in a Garbage Truck

This guy does origami with dollar bills and lives in a converted garbage truck. Won Park is the master of Origami. He is also called the “money folder”, a practitioner of origami whose canvas is the United States One Dollar Bill. Bending, twisting, and folding, he creates life-like shapes in stunning detail.

Driving and Shaving Don’t Mix

Japan Earthquake/Tsunami 40 Days Later in Tohoku

Tokyo Hooters

Some buddies and I heard that they recently opened a Hooters restaurant in Tokyo, so we decided to go check it out.  Here was some of the waitresses.  The food was good and decently priced, but the weird thing was that the waitresses started dancing and you couldn’t film it or take photos of it …

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Maruya Ramen

Here is a ramen shop that I enjoyed frequenting. There is nothing better than getting a nice warm bowl of ramen and a cool autumn or a cold winter day. This ramen shop has some original bowls or ramen with lots of vegetables inside. It was very good. Here is one of my photos of …

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Thai Food

Today I went to a Thai restaurant in Japan. My favorite Thai food dish is called “Neung Kapow.” It is made with beef and it has chili peppers, basil, fish sauce, and oyster sauce and it is usually served over rice. This restaurant calls the dish “Khaw Kra Pow + Khai Dow” and they serve …

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Tomei-ya Ramen Atsugi, Japan

In the Kanagawa prefecture of Japan, this is one of my favorite ramen shops. They have a great pork based soup with a big bowl of ramen and some delicious chyashu (pork slices) put in the soup. If you’re ever in the area, I strongly recommend stopping by and giving it a try. Here is …

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Great Buddha (Daibutsu)

Rode the train to the Kamakura station to get a first hand look at the Great Buddha or Daibutsu in Japanese. This buddha was made out of bronze and you can go inside of it which is a pretty neat experience. Once inside if you touch the bronze that the sun is beating down on …

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Ueno Zoo

Went over to the Ueno zoo in Tokyo today. Here are some of the photos I took as I was walking around and checking out the different animals.

SlamFest

I got a ticket to go to the SlamFest that is being held on Camp Zama, Japan. This is like the Japanese WWE wrestling. It was a cool event that was put on for the United States and Japanese military and their families. It was a lot of fun and had some (quite literally) big …

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Metallica Concert at the Saitama Super Arean, Japan

Took a 90 minute train ride to go to the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan to watch a Metallica concert. This concert was awesome, however getting tickets for the event wasn’t exactly easy. Here is a part of my experience.

Denny’s Pub in Germany

For Those Who Don’t Like Heights

Formerly — the Sears Tower Not content with having the tallest building in America , the owners of Willis Tower in Chicago have installed four glass box viewing platforms which stick out of the building 103 floors up. The balconies are suspended 1,353 feet in the air and jut out four feet from the building’s …

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Nippon Maru Maritime Training Ship

Took the train over to the Sakura-gicho train station in Yokohama today to wander around and see what sights were to be seen. While there I boarded the Nippon Maru maritime training ship that is permanently docked in Yokohama and now used as a museum.

Fuji Television Building

Passed by the Fuji Television building today in Odaiba, which is a part of, Tokyo, Japan. This is a landmark building because of it’s unique design. You can spot this building from all around Tokyo.

Driving by Tokyo Tower

Drove through Tokyo today and snapped these photos of Tokyo Tower. It’s so weird seeing a big tower that looks like the Eiffel Tower in the middle of one of the most populated cities in the world.

Sakura-gicho, Yokohama, Japan

Went to Sakura-gicho in Yokohama, Japan.  This place is pretty neat because it is on the Tokyo bay and there are plenty of things to see and do. There is Landmark tower, which is one of the tallest buildings in Japan. There is the cup of ramen factory there, stores, and even a small amusement …

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Banyan Town Restaurant

Today I went and ate at the Banyan tree restaurant in the city of Naha in Okinawa prefecture of Japan. It was a nice novelty restaurant to eat at because the whole setting is like you up in a big treehouse. It’s pretty neat and it gives you some interesting views of the city. Here …

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Enoshima Aquarium

Even though it is March and the weather is still cold I got tired of being stuck in doors from the winter and decided to take the train to the east coast of Japan to visit Enoshima and check out their aquarium. While there I watched the dolphin and sea lion show. The show really …

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Tokyo Disneyland

Tokyo Disneyland is was quite an experience. This time of year they are ready for Halloween and have all the necessary Disney decorations up. The park is big enough that it will take some time to get through, but overall it is a really fun experience. It truly is a magical place and great way …

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Tokyo DisneySea

Today I went to Tokyo DisneySea. It was pretty cool to go there and seeing this ginormous spinning globe when you first get there. Then once you go inside there is what looks like some European street with boat rides in the water in the middle. On the far side of the water is a …

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Fuji Safari Park

Went to Fuji Safari Park near the base of Mount Fuji in Japan. The park was rather neat because you could walk around and pet some animals, but there was also a part of the park where you drive your vehicle through these big Jurassic Park gates and then there are animals walking along the …

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International Toy Show – Tokyo, Japan

I went down to the International Toy Show at Tokyo Big Site in Odaiba. Tokyo Big Site is a building located in Odaiba in Tokyo, Japan. It is pretty cool because this was a huge event that had a ton of stuff. This would be like a COMIC-CON, but for toys and held in Tokyo. …

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Yokosuka, Japan

Drove over to Yokosuka, Japan today. There is a Naval base over there. It is pretty neat to see. Here are some photos of that experience.

Naval Base Yokosuka

Went over to Naval Base Yokosuka on the edge of Yokohama bay and while over there these were a few of the cool Navy ships to see.

Mount Fuji Japan

Drove over to Mount Fuji today. Here are some of the photos that were snapped along the way and different views from the volcano.

Sights Around Mount Fuji

Drove over to Mount Fuji and there were low level clouds, but there was a break in the clouds enough for me to get some photos and some different views around Mount Fuji.

Asakusa – Tokyo, Japan

Went to Asakusa in Tokyo, Japan today. Here are some photos of the things I saw while I was there.