Category: Travel

Buddhist Temple in Asakusa, Tokyo

Took the subway train to visit the buddhist temple in Asakusa district of Tokyo.

Not in the Travel Brochure

View of Honolulu from Airport

As I was at the Honolulu airport today I took a photo in the direction of Honolulu, Waikiki, and Diamond head. Here is what that view looks like.

Mikey from American Chopper

Today I was walking down the street in Waikiki and I saw Mikey Tuttle from the t.v. show American Chopper. That was pretty cool, but unfortunately I didn’t get my camera out in time to take a photo. It was probably good that I didn’t take a photo anyway. I’m sure people like him get …

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Jimmy Buffett’s at the Beachcomber

Today I went to Jimmy Buffett’s at the Beachcomber restaurant in Waikiki, Hawaii. I went there for lunch so there wasn’t a band playing or any drinking going on or anything, but it was a nice atmosphere and it had pretty good food. Here are a few of the photos I took.

A View of Diamond Head from Waikiki Beach

Took a walk on Waikiki beach and took a couple of photos of Diamond Head.

Hilton Hawaiian Village

I got roped into going on a business trip for training and they twisted my arm to fly to Hawaii where I stayed in the Hilton Hawaiian Village. Overall this was a nice hotel with nice services, however it was a bit pricy and it seems as though it is a trap. The hotel has …

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Omiya, Japan

Today I went to Omiya, which is located in the Saitama Prefecture, in Japan. There seems to be a lot of bars, restaurants, snacks, and other forms of entertainment in this area. Here are some of the photos I took of this adventure.

Pavement Art

Another Thawte Notary 10 Points

Today I took a train for 1 hour to a little place called Tsutsujigaoka. This is in Tokyo, but it is probably a part of Tokyo that I would not normally go to. When I got there I was met by a nice German guy who works for a bank. We went to a coffee …

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Thawte Notary 10 Points

Today I took the train for about an hour and stopped at Kawasaki to meet a Japanese guy who worked at IBM. We filled out the necessary forms right there in the train station and then I had to fight rush hour traffic for an hour to get back home. That was my first time …

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Shibuya Crossing

Went to Shibuya crossing in Tokyo, Japan today. Here are some of the photos of the experience. You can see Tower records, Disney store, and the most busy intersection in the world.

It’s Just a Catfish

This would be ‘all the catfish you can eat.’ Each year, a few people were drowning or disappearing mysteriously in Huadu, China’s Furong Reservoir. It was not until recently, when the son of a government official went swimming, in the reservoir and was drowned, that the secret was revealed. It is a 3 meter long …

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Seattle, Washington

I’m in Seattle, Washington for a few days on a business trip. While here I decided to go take a look at the fish market and the space needle. Here are a couple photos I took of those places.

Gotemba Premium Outlets

Today I wanted to drive over toward Mount Fuji to see what it was looking like at this time of year. On the way over there I happened to notice some premium outlet stores at Gotemba and it looked like a good place to stop and look around. The outlet stores must be pretty popular …

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Photos of Drive on the Tomei Express from Kanagawa to Shizuoka Prefecture

Took a drive on the Tomei expressway from Kanagawa Prefecture to Shizuoka Prefecture. Here are some photos I took along the way. If you look you can see Mount Fuji in some of the photos.

Tokyo Tower

Went to Roppongi today to check out the Tokyo tower and enjoy a panoramic view of Tokyo. The weather wasn’t the most clear, but it was still good. I could see Rainbow bridge, Fuji television in Odaiba, and other parts of the city. Here are the photos I took during this adventure.

Interesting Cars

Yesterday I drove to Narita airport and after I parked my car I happened to notice a couple interesting cars in the parking lot, so I had to take a couple photos. The yellow car is called a smart car. It looks extremely small and compact. I think you may fit one comfortably and a …

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Photos of Drive Between Sagami-ono to Narita, Japan

Took a drive from Sagami-ono to Narita airport in Japan. Here are some photos I took along the way and also some neat cars I saw at the Narita airport.

Who Said China is Polluted?

Cars

Hungry at the Olympics

If you’re going to the olympics, be sure to bring your appetite. These are a few things you may be able to find.

Aloha Hawaii, Konnichiwa Japan

Well, there comes a time in everyone’s life where you come to a fork in the road on your path to the future. My road has came to that fork and I have chosen to move to Japan. For the past seven years Hawaii has been an o.k. place to live, but it wasn’t exactly …

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USS Missouri

Went down to the USS Missouri (The Mighty MO) located in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii and took a tour and snapped some photos. Here are some of the photos. This was quite an experience. The USS Missouri shoots projectiles the size of a Volkswagen Bug up to 30 miles. Wow! Also it was quite a thing …

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USS Bowfin

Took a tour of the USS Bowfin in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Here are some of my photos from that experience.

Mori Building Tokyo, Japan

Today I took the train over to Roppongi Hills and I went up inside Mori Building. Here are some of the photos of I took of different landmarks in Tokyo. You can see Fuji television, Rainbow Bridge, Tokyo Tower, and other views.

Arriving in Honshu, Japan

Today I landed at Narita airport and took a shuttle bus from Narita to Sagami-ono. Here are some photos I took while I was landing and of the bus ride.

Charmane Star

Charmane Star came to Hawaii for a promotional show at Club 939 in Honolulu, so I had to go check her out. I got there at about 9 PM and she came out at about 10 PM. She performed a sexy little dance, then took a break. After her break she sat in a booth …

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North Shore Hawaii

Today I drove up to sunset beach past Waimea beach park. I heard there was pretty good waves, so I decided to go check it out. As you can see from the signs that there was some strong current. Here are the photos I took.

Photos of Drive Between Manila to Angeles City, Philippines

Today I took a van ride from Manila to Angeles City in the Philippines. Here are some photos I took along the way of that trip.

Photos from Dusit Hotel Manila, Philippines

I landed in Manila today and checked into the Dusit hotel. Here are some photos of the room and the view of Makati from the hotel. It looks like it is hazy outside and everyday I thought it was going to rain, except it never did. That is pollution.

Feeding Crocodiles in Thailand

I went to the “Million Years Stone Park & Pattaya Crocodile Farm” and I was able to pay a gentleman for a chicken attached to a stick. Then I dangled it down in front of some crocodiles. They slowly made their way over to it and when I was least expecting it “snap” I felt …

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Thailand Crocodile Show

Today I went over to the Pattaya crocodile farm and watched a crocodile show. The only thing I can say is, “Holy Crap!” This guy climbed into a pit with a bunch of crocodiles. He then began to do things like open their mouths and stick his hand in it. Then he tapped their teeth …

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Making Thai Silk

Today I went and watched how Thai silk is made. Here are some photos of the process and the professionals at work.

Big Island Hawaii – Creepy Photo

Normally I wouldn’t think very much of photos like these, however in this instance I actually know the person who took the photo. He said he was on the Big Island of Hawaii and went to visit relative’s grave site. While he was there he took this photo of an unknown person’s grave. When you …

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Chinaman’s Hat – Oahu, Hawaii

Today I was driving around the island and I decided to stop and take another photo of Chinaman’s hat from the viewpoint of Oahu, Hawaii. Here is the picture from that.

Chinaman’s Hat – Oahu, Hawaii

Today I drove by Chinaman’s hat on the island of Oahu, Hawaii. If you ever get a chance to check it out, this place is beautiful.

Thai Culture Seen at the Bangkok Airport

While passing through the Bangkok airport I took these photos of these statues showing a bit of Thai culture.

Polynesian Cultural Center

Drove over to the north shore on Oahu, Hawaii today and went to the polynesian cultural center located in Laie. This place is a fun place to learn about Polynesia and learn about what makes up Polynesia and where the people originally came from and what is unique about each culture and what makes them …

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Hawaii Dinner Cruise

Went out on a dinner cruise off the shore of Oahu today. It was a nice relaxing event with some good food and excellent views of the island. Here are some of the photos I took at this event. You can see pictures of Diamond Head the extinct volcano, Waikiki, Honolulu, and the island of …

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West Oahu Sunset

Here I was on a boat taking a photo of a sunsetting over the west side of the Hawaiian Island of Oahu.

A View of Honolulu, Hawaii

Here is a view from Honolulu, Hawaii westward towards Pearl City, Wainae, Kunia, Waikele, Waipahu, Makakilo, etc. Here is a view towards Honolulu harbor or Sand Island from the viewpoint of Honolulu, Hawaii.

Navy Ship Pearl Harbor

Today I was driving across the bridge coming from Ford Island to Halawa and snapped a couple photos of a ship sitting in Pearl Harbor. I don’t know anything about Navy ships, but it looks pretty cool. I know I wouldn’t want to mess with the United States Navy.

USS Arizona Memorial

Went to the USS Arizona Memorial. It certainly was a somber experience to think that 1,177 officers and crewmen died in the blink of an eye. Here are my photos from my experience.

Atlantis Submarine Tour – Honolulu Hawaii

Today I took the Atlantis Submarine tour out of the Hawaiian Hilton Hotel. This tour was superb. First you leave from Waikiki and they take you out on a boat to rendezvous with a submarine that is waiting. You want to be sure to get there early and try to take the earliest tour if …

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Patrols at Bagram Airfield

Patrols at Bagram airfield in Afghanistan can certainly be hazardous to your health. Be sure not to go off the beaten path the life you save could be your own.

Black Hawk Helicopters in Action

Here are some Black Hawk helicopters in action over the skies in Iraq.

Roadside Incident in Afghanistan

When one of those things you never want to happen actually happens you just hope it isn’t one of your brothers in arms. This incident happened near Bagram airfield in Afghanistan.

Iraqi Things

Here are some photos of different Iraqi things.

Pro Bowl

Attended my first Pro Bowl in Hawaii. This was a real fun experience with tailgating, football, Navy Seals, cheerleaders, and an all around enjoyable day watching some football.