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#043: Charging into Tokyo for Cherry Blossoms

Posted on 11 August 2015 by Tak

There are cherry blossoms all over Tokyo at the moment. You missed the peak of the season by a couple days, but will still be in time for the massive crowds that drape themselves across the famous viewing sights.

You are sitting comfortably on the plane in Okinawa when you realize you left the battery charger for your camera in the business lounge, just steps from the gate.

“I forgot my battery charger,” you tell the flight attendant. While she blankly smiles at you, you tell her where exactly it is. She hurries off and a sense of relief passes over you.

The plane is still at the gate and minutes later, the flight attendant returns. Read More →

#042*: A Problem in Paris

Posted on 5 August 2015 by Tak Paris Rooftop

#041*: The Puerto Rican Coffee Plantation

Posted on 30 July 2015 by Tak Puerto Rican Coffee Beans in Hand

#040*: The Forgotten Beach in Bermuda

Posted on 28 July 2015 by Tak Bermuda Beach in Black & White

#001B: A Response to Observations in Saigon, Vietnam

Posted on 28 July 2015 by Tak Tomato Seller - Saigon, Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City or Saigon or…

The original posting was done upon my initial arrival to Vietnam. This is a response to those first impressions. You can find it in its entirety here, in the #001 posting.

Without getting into crazy backstories, Saigon is Ho Chi Minh City and Ho Chi Minh City is Saigon. You won’t be burned at the stake for using either one. It seems that HCMC is used by the government as the official governmental name of the city and Saigon is used by the rest. I will just use Saigon because, quite simply, it flows better as a name and it is generally what the common people use.

Actually: Vietnamese from the north will very rarely use the name Saigon. People from the south will use both. If I had to guess, it would seem HCMC will eventually become the utilized nomenclature.  Read More →

#039*: The Secret Jungle Waterfall of Iguazu

Posted on 19 July 2015 by Tak The Private Iguazu Waterfall

#038*: Golden Moments at Yellowstone

Posted on 19 July 2015 by Tak Yellowstone National Park - Golden Burn

#037: Mibaru Beach. It’s Okinawa Time

Posted on 14 July 2015 by Tak Mibaru Beach Seascape

#036: How to Blow $300

Posted on 30 June 2015 by Tak Grilled Octopus in Taipei, Taiwan

#035: The Soul of Seoul, South Korea

Posted on 22 June 2015 by Tak Street Art in Seoul

#034: A Duck Sandwich for the Road

Posted on 16 June 2015 by Tak Saigon from the Sky

#033: Return to the Saigon Alley

Posted on 9 June 2015 by Tak Bush Seller in Saigon

#032: Gritty Yangon, Can You Feel It?

Posted on 2 June 2015 by Tak Yangon Skyline

#031: Myanmar Market Life

Posted on 26 May 2015 by Tak Pile of Vegetables in Myanmar

#030: The Mud Village Time Machine

Posted on 19 May 2015 by Tak Education in Chaung Tha Myanmar