Tours

Okinawa Tourist Guide: Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium

Okinawa Tourist Guide: Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium

The Okinawa Aquarium is massive. But maybe that’s because I haven’t been to an aquarium in a long time. It’s several times bigger than the Pineapple Park and 100 times more interesting.

Okinawa Tourist Guide: Nago Pineapple Park

Okinawa Tourist Guide: Nago Pineapple Park

At Nago Pineapple Park, the gift shop is much bigger than the actual park.

Okinawa Tourist Guide: Orion Happy Park

Okinawa Tourist Guide: Orion Happy Park

When in Okinawa, you’ll notice that most places that serve beer, is going to serve Orion beer.  Draft choices are limited to that. It was rare to see Kirin or Sapporo. As a beer connoisseur (very polite version of saying alcoholic), I thought I’d take […]

Okinawa Tourist Guide: Ryukyu Village

Okinawa Tourist Guide: Ryukyu Village

Walking through Ryukyu Village will feel like walking through a village in ancient Japan.  It’s the equivalent of going to a Renaissance Faire in a Western country.  The villagers and village resemble an older Japanese era without electricity or running water.  But that’s just on […]

Sapporo Beer Museum: A Refreshing Tour

Sapporo Beer Museum: A Refreshing Tour

If I’m in Sapporo, I have to go to the Sapporo Beer Museum.  It’s pretty much a museum of the old factory where they still do some of the brewing.  The beer was crisp and extremely refreshing.

Robot Restaurant Shinjuku: Adrenaline, Robots and Dancing Ladies

Robot Restaurant Shinjuku: Adrenaline, Robots and Dancing Ladies

The Robot Restaurant show was designed for tourists like me.  So if you don’t know much about Japan, you’d probably have some general knowledge that Japan is the home on ninjas, samurais, robots and girls dancing.  This show puts all that together in one place […]

Kyoto Day Trip From Osaka

Kyoto Day Trip From Osaka

I booked an actual hotel for the next night after the capsule hotel but in Japan it’s RARE to have early check-in.  I got up early and was checked out of the capsule hotel by 07:00.  From Osaka, it’s only an hour train ride to […]

An ATV and an Injury in Chiang Mai, Thailand

An ATV and an Injury in Chiang Mai, Thailand

This was the 2nd time I’ve ever rode an ATV.  Before they started the ATV tour, our group of 4 was asked “Have any of you ever ridden an ATV before?” Naturally, I said “I ride ATV’s all the time.”  This may have played a […]

Chiang Mai 32km Bike Ride: The Doi Lom Challenge

Chiang Mai 32km Bike Ride: The Doi Lom Challenge

I enjoy a good challenge, but I wouldn’t do this again.  I found a tour called the Doi Lom Challenge through chiangmaibicycle.com and thought very highly of my fitness level.  BTW, I only use bicycles while on vacation.

A Trip to Melbourne (more like, meh-bored!)

A Trip to Melbourne (more like, meh-bored!)

hgah hgah hgah I’m from Los Angeles and found Melbourne to be too much like home so I found it boring.