After the Kodaiji Temple, we came to the Gion District. Gion is the former domain of the Geisha filled with training houses and tea houses for entertaining.
I was reading my fellow RVer site over at random bits of trial and error recently about how to eat an elephant. Got me thinking about the other side of the equation. For me it’s always been “what do you do with an elephant with 3 balls? Walk him and pitch to the rhino.” Continue reading “Pitch to the Rhino”
We took a good long walk through the Kodaiji Temple and Higashiyama and Gion districts. I’ll save Gion for the next post so let’s take a quick look at the temple and Higashiyama area.
Headed out to the open air farmhouse museum. The museum is set in a large park area which was hard hit by the recent typhoon and damage is much in evidence. The museum farmhouses were fortunately spared.
The tour of the old farmhouses give us a unique glimpse into the lives of rural Japanese life during the late Edo period. Continue reading “Wide-Eyed World Adventure – 9 Japanese Farmhouse Museum”
We’re in Osaka, Japan for a few days. Today we’ve decided to tour the big markets. Well, a couple of them anyway, there are many, many different markets here. We passed through many different market areas along the way. Making the obligatory stop in Dotonburi at the Glico man sign. Glico is the maker of pocky candy and for reason’s I don’t quite understand, it is tradition for Japanese visitors to stop on the bridge and have a picture taken in the Glico man pose under the sign. Continue reading “Wide-Eyed World Adventure – 6 Osaka Markets”
Left China after a light breakfast and headed across the water to Japan.
After a week of traveling in and around Taiwan and Shanghai, I am suffering from serious burn out. Nothing I can really put a name too, but the weather is warm and humid, the food is heavy, sleep is scarce and interrupted and it’s way too peoply. As some one who has issues with crowds, travel in the far east is challenging. Enough of my whining, let’s concentrate on the trip. Continue reading “Wide-Eyed World Adventure – 4”
Beauty is all around us we have but to open our eyes. ~JPP
Natural beauty is one of those things I love, look for, want and need. The beauty of red mountains, green trees, flowing rivers. That type of thing. It can sometimes be elusive, especially when traveling. Once in awhile you just find it, where you least expect it. Tianmu is a large suburb of Taipei, Taiwan. It is decent for a city but like most cities, it is crowded, lots and lots of buildings, many stories tall. Yet, the people work hard and creating natural beauty anywhere they can. The breakfast atrium at our hotel is a fine example. Continue reading “Wide-Eyed World Adventure 3 — Tianmu, Taiwan”
Another day in Taichung Taiwan. Finished up the meetings early, had a lovely seafood lunch and headed back to the hotel room.
Since it was still quite early (about 2:00 pm local time), Superhubs and I decided to do a bit of urban hiking. We walked along canal street to the National Museum of Natural History. Continue reading “Wide-Eyed World Adventure Continues – 2”