I said goodbye to Okinawa and hello to Washington, D.C. a smidge over two weeks now. And what a couple of weeks it has been!Continue reading “Leaving Okinawa, Part 5: Two Crazy, Busy Weeks”
14 years ago today, I was in NYC to attend a conference and had some time to explore. I was walking through Central Park headed to see something somewhere. (Now I can’t remember exactly where I was headed).
I had a regular digital camera at the time. This was before I owned a smartphone, as the first iPhone had just been released the year before. And if I remember, my camera, although digital, didn’t have a way to review the photos. It was only one step up from a 35MM camera. (I still miss film.)Continue reading “A Snapshot Memory: The Year Was 2008”
Sometimes I feel like the absent minded professor. My head’s in the clouds, or in a book, and I walk off leaving something behind. If my head wasn’t attached, I’d probably forget it.
Okay, well I probably wouldn’t forget my head, but maybe an arm.Continue reading “Forgetfulness to Serendipitous”
Saturday, my friend L had a great idea of heading to Ie Island to bike and see the sights. Ie Island (or Iejima) is north west of where I live, about 62km (38.5mi), and so we headed to Motobu to catch the ferry to Ie.Continue reading “Biking Around Ie Island”
The toughest part about being in quarantine is not being able to explore my new home. I am not generally a patient person and I so find it frustrating to have to stay put and not go explore my new environment (particularly since the beach is sooo close).Continue reading “Stuck in Quarantine”
In January, I opted to go to London for my birthday. I hadn’t been to London in over 20 years. So I spent the week in this fabulous city being a geek, gawky tourist.
Like most vacations, it’s impossible to do everything in one week. But with some planning (thanks to my local friends who gave us great advice) and some flexibility, we saw a lot.
I also recommend going in the off-season. I got a lot of cocked eye-brow looks and questions when I announced I was going to London . . . in January. But let me tell you, January was the best time to go. We dealt with minimal crowds and no lines. Yes, we wore winter coats, scarves, and sometimes hats. But the weather actually wasn’t that bad. And more importantly, no lines (or queues as they say in the UK).
So without further ado, here are my top 5 must-see things in London.Continue reading “London: My Top 5 Places To See”