Asia, malaysia

Winter Vacation Part 8 – Kuala Lumpur

The last stop on our one month long vacation through Osaka, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Bali, was Kuala Lumpur. A city made famous by the 1999 crime, romance, action movie Entrapment starring Sean Connery and Catherine Zeta Jones. AirBnB We landed at the airport in the evening and took a cab to our AirBnB, […]

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Asia, Indonesia

Winter Vacation Part 7 – Bali

For those following along at home, Nicole and I visited Osaka, Tokyo, Hong Kong, and Singapore before moving on to beautiful Bali. Nicole found an awesome travel deal for a resort in Bali. For around $400 we got a week’s stay, a deluxe room with a hot tub on the balcony, free dinner one night, […]

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Asia, singapore

Winter Vacation Part 6 – Singapore

Nicole and I never really added Singapore to our list. We always considered it a nice place to visit, but pretty far down our list. However, the cheapest way to get from Hong Kong to Bali, our next destination, was to fly through Singapore. So we figured, why not? Our stay in Singapore was short […]

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Asia, Hong Kong

Winter Vacation Part 5 – Hong Kong

Hong Kong, what an experience. We landed at the airport around noon and took an awesome double-decker bus into the city. Coming from the snowy land of Japan to Hong Kong was quite a shock. Tokyo was very cold and clean while Hong Kong was warm and dirty. I got some fantastic pictures in Osaka and […]

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Asia, Japan

Winter Vacation Part 4 – The End of Tokyo

The Tokyo posts ended up running a bit long so I split them up. The first two parts are here. Tokyo 1 and Tokyo 2. Also, Nicole bought me a GoPro video camera and I made a video of our trip to Tokyo. Check it out! Our Sixth Day in Tokyo – Hakone Our time in Japan […]

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Asia, Japan

Winter Vacation Part 3 – More Tokyo

This is continued from Tokyo, Japan. If you missed that part, I encourage you to read it first. Also if you missed the Tokyo GoPro video, here it is! Our Third Day in Tokyo – Ghibli Museum Our third day in Tokyo was freezing, well, less than freezing. It was snowing…a lot. It was also the day […]

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Asia, Japan

Winter Vacation Part 2 – Tokyo, Japan

Nicole and I spent the last few days in Osaka winning Pachinko games and seeing temples in Osaka. However, now it was on to Tokyo. For both Nicole and I, we’d always dreamed of visiting Tokyo. It’s considered one of the largest cities in the world, but outside of Shibuya it never really felt like it. […]

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Asia, Japan

Winter Vacation Part 1 – Osaka

As part of our teaching contract, Nicole and I get 3-4 weeks off for Winter Vacation. This year our vacation was January 24th to February 22nd. We visited Osaka, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Singapore, Bali, and Kuala Lumpur. Here’s the first entry, on Osaka. I should also mention, my amazing girlfriend, Nicole, bought me a GoPro […]

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