Category: Travel

Birds of Paradise Flowers

Here is a collection of photos I took of birds of paradise flowers, while in San Diego, California.

First Impressions of San Diego, California

Today I decided to drive and explore California a little bit. I found my way driving up the coast and I found this nice beach at La Jolla. Here are some photos of my 1st impressions of California.

Japanese Car Window Art

As I was stuck in traffic I was stuck behind this Toyota Voxy minivan and I thought it would be a nice photo to show some Japanese car window art. Here is that photo.

Naval Air Station Atsugi – Mount Fuji Climb Brochure

If you are every considering climbing Mount Fuji, NAS Atsugi puts out a brochure with some good information on their tours. It has some beautiful views and is a lot of fun. Mount Fuji Information

Where will we be in 8 years?

Ratheon XOS 2 is a second generation exoskeleton design for US army use. It allows the wearer to enhance his strength to carry heavy equipment much easier and for much longer. The world’s first virtual shopping center opened in Korea. All the products are just LCD screens that allow you to order the items by …

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British Humor is Different

These are classified ads, which were actually placed in U.K. Newspapers: FREE YORKSHIRE TERRIER. 8 years old, Hateful little bastard. Bites! FREE PUPPIES 1/2 Cocker Spaniel, 1/2 sneaky neighbor’s dog. FREE PUPPIES. Mother is a Kennel Club registered German Shepherd. Father is a Super Dog, able to leap tall fences in a single bound. COWS, …

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Tokyo Tower Guide Book

If you live on the Island of Honshu, Japan or even just traveling, you may want to take the time to stop by Tokyo and visit the Tokyo Tower. This tower is a symbol of Tokyo and it gives you a wonderful 360 degree panoramic view of the city. This as a popular dating spot …

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Aircraft Maintenance Humor

After every flight, UPS pilots fill out a form, called a’gripe sheet,’ which tells mechanics about problems with the aircraft. The mechanics correct the problems, document their repairs on the form, and then pilots review the gripe sheets before the next flight. Never let it be said that ground crews lack a sense of humor. …

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Yodobashi Camera Electronics Store Akihabara, Japan

Today I took the train over to Yodobashi camera in Akihabara, Japan. As I stood there waiting to cross the street I thought that would make a nice photo and here is that shot.

Japanese Red Lobster Vending Machine

I love Japanese vending machines. You can literally get an ice cold beer and a hot coffee from the same machine. You can get an ice cream and a hot dog from the same machines. Here was an interesting vending machine I found outside a Red Lobster.

Pattaya, Thailand Photos

Here are different photos from different places around Pattaya City, Thailand.

Things You Have Probably Never Seen

Housing estate – Denmark 7,000 trees planted to form guitar on a farm in Argentina India – As if one head wasn’t bad enough! A Bugatti Veyron Buttress tree roots – Costa Rica Camouflaged mobile phone tower – U.S.A. Carpet of flowers – Brussels, Belgium Secondhand mobile phone market – China Ship & tugboat – …

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Okinawa Expo Park and Churaumi Aquarium

Went and visited the Okinawa Expo Park and the Churaumi Aquarium that is located within the park. This was definitely something to see. The Aquarium is known for having five whale sharks in captivity in this massive tank. The size of it was very impressive. There were other nice things to see around the part …

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Flowers in Japan

This was a real small flower that I was trying to take some photos from different angles to see which point of view would turn out better.

Flowers in Kanagawa, Japan

Here I was playing around with taking some macro photos of cherry blossoms and other flowers with my camera in Kanagawa, Japan. Here are the photos from that experience.

Odawara Castle, Japan

Took the train and went over to Odawara castle today to take some photos of the castle and the cherry blossoms. To my surprise there was a festival and a couple taking some wedding photos in front of the castle. This castle is not as big as some of the other castles I have been …

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Purple Flowers in Japan

As I was passing by I noticed these pretty purple flowers on a tree in Kanagawa, Japan, so I decided to stop and practice taking some macro photos of them. I wish I knew what type of tree and flowers these are because it really is pretty.

Odakyu Train Line

Japan is world renowned for public mass transit by moving millions of people every single day. The Japanese train lines are very good with being on schedule and clean. Here are some photos of the Odakyu Train line showing trains coming in both directions near Chuo-rinkan train station.

Snow on the Mountains in Japan

Driving on 246 highway toward Atsugi City in Japan you can see a light dusting of snow on the mountains.

Do Elephants Remember?

In 1972, Joe Miller was on holiday in Kenya after graduating from Tulsa Junior College. On a hike through the bush, he came across a young bull elephant standing with one leg raised in the air. The elephant seemed distressed, so Joe approached it very carefully. He got down on one knee, inspected the elephants …

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Matsumoto Castle, Japan

Went to Matsumoto Castle located in Nagano Prefecture on the Island of Honshu, Japan. This was quite the experience and it was spectacular to be able to see the castle both on the inside and out, but also the panoramic views of the mountains and the city that was built long after the castle. Some …

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Sights Along the Drive From Tokyo to Nagano

Took a drive in Japan from Tokyo to Nagano today and took some photos along the way. Some of the mountains that you can see are the Minami Alps. I got a couple shots of some cars. The views along the drive were very nice and so was the experience.

Nagano Ninja Village

I have heard about a ninja village near Nagano, Japan so I decided to check it out. This was a pretty cool place because they had everything you could imagine from trap doors, to ninja star throwing, blow dart shooting, and all sorts of obstacles. They even had some water obstacles. The cool part of …

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An Island is Born

A yacht was traveling in the south Pacific when the crew came across a weird sight. Look at these photos and try to imagine the thrill of experiencing this phenomenon. A BEACH? NO!!!!This is not a beach; it is volcanic stones floating on the water. WHERE IS THE VOLCANO? UNBELIEVABLE SITE, SO TAKE PICTURES NO …

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Ninja Show Near Mie, Japan

Went to Mie, Japan to checkout a real life ninja show. This was pretty neat because I went to an actual ninja village and learned that the Mie ninja’s were good at the art of implanting a suggestion into a person’s mind in order to get them to do what they want. If I remember …

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Speaking German in Texas

In Texas, there is a town named Fredericksburg, where there is a large German-speaking population. One day, a local rancher driving down a country road noticed a man using his hand to drink water from the rancher’s stock pond. The rancher rolled down the window and shouted: “Sehr angenehm! Trink das Wasser nicht. Die kuehe …

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Curliest Hair

I had a big lead in a trivia competition at a local bar until the last question, which I got wrong. The question was where do women have the curliest hair? Fiji was the correct answer…hell, how did I know they wanted the name of a country?

Use of Beijing English – Chinese Hotel Brochure

Getting There: Our representative will make you wait at the airport. The bus to the hotel runs along the lake shore. Soon you will feel pleasure in passing water. You will know that you are getting near the hotel, because you will go round the bend. The manager will await you in the entrance hall. …

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Aquarium – Osaka, Japan

Went to the Osaka Aquarium today. This was pretty neat because I took a relaxing boat ride from one side of the harbor to the other side. Then I walked into the aquarium. It was neat because it had huge tanks there are multiple stories tall. Here are some of the photos from that experience.

Osaka Castle, Japan

Went to Osaka castle today. It was really hot and humid, however I really wanted to see the castle. It was really easy to get there by taking the train from Universal Studios, Japan to Osaka castle. Here are some of the photos I took of the experience. I really like seeing and experiencing the …

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