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This is a personal travel journal filled with captivating photographs and stories, chronicling my adventures across various corners of the world over the past few decades.

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Winter Wonderland at Shirakawa-go, Japan

Winter Wonderland at Shirakawa-go, Japan

While visiting Kanazawa, I decided to spend a day in Shirakawa-go since it was winter and I knew the place will look just like in the pictures I have seen over and over again in the past. Winter Wonderland at Shirakawa-go, Japan Winter Wonderland at Shirakawa-go, Japan After boarding a bus at the Kanazawa station, I arrived in this magical village hidden in the...

Hanoi Train Street

Hanoi Train Street

Hanoi is a good city to get lost a little, and because I got lost I stumbled onto Hanoi Train Street by coincidence. I have read recently that a lot has changed since my visit there… so here are some archival photography from the good old days: Hanoi Train Street Hanoi Train Street Hanoi Train Street was a wildly popular tourist destination in Hanoi, Vietnam, where...

Visiting Cusco, Peru

Visiting Cusco, Peru

Cusco is a stop for anyone heading to Macchu Picchu, and this is where I spent a few days before and after going there. It’s an absolutely beautiful place to visit. It’s great to get lost in among narrow streets, you have to be mindful of altitude. It’s takes time to get acclimatized, but once you do, it fun to explore it. There are large numbers of...

The Arashiyama Bamboo Grove

The Arashiyama Bamboo Grove

Every time I am in Kyoto, I make sure to visit the Arashiyama Bamboo Grove for a walk around. You simply cannot miss it, it is one of those iconic places in Japan. It’s perfect for a bit of forest bathing, being in nature and enjoying it every second. The Arashiyama Bamboo Grove The Arashiyama Bamboo Grove The Arashiyama Bamboo Grove, located on the western...

Merry Christmas from New York City

Merry Christmas from New York City

There is no other place like New York City at Christmas time! Lights, crowds of people, the skating rink at the Rockefeller Center and of course Radio City Christmas Spectacular: Radio City Rockettes at the Radio City Hall. It’s our family tradition, as NYC is our second home. Rockefeller Center Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Ralph Lauren Hot Chocolate Stand...

Visiting Mori Tower

Visiting Mori Tower

There are many places in Tokyo where you can get up high in the sky to see the city below, like Sky Tree or Tokyo Tower, which are on top of the list for visitors to the city. But there are a little less known, yet equally good. I recommend Mori Tower in Roppongi Hills. It’s less crowded, less expensive and offers a different perspective on the city below...

Tacheles in Berlin

Tacheles in Berlin

Berlin’s art scene exploded after the wall came down and I was lucky to get a glimpse into some of it while visiting the city. Stumbled on Tacheles by simply wandering around the city and it was a real discovery where I ended up spending a couple of hours exploring all the floors, different studios and even hallways and bathrooms. What an experience! Sadly this...

Recoleta Cemetery in Buenos Aires

Recoleta Cemetery in Buenos Aires

It may seem a bit weird to visit a cemetery when you are travelling for pleasure to explore a new city, but when you are in Buenos Aires, it is one of those places well worth checking out. I went there twice, once on a rainy day which felt a bit spooky and the second time on a bright sunny day. Recoleta Cemetery in Buenos Aires Recoleta Cemetery in Buenos Aires...