Weekly photo challenge: Street life

I love colorful streets. And I saw one of my favorite streets from the window of a coffee-shop in Llanberis. There was literally no one around at 3 pm; the neighborhood was colorful yet quiet and peaceful, and the backdrop of the mountains gave a very serene look to the place. Check out my entry…

Nakamise-dori, the Skytree and Sumida River

Nakamise shopping street is THE place for souvenirs. The street is located in Asakusa, and the entrance to Nakamise-dori is marked by a large gate (known as Kaminarimon) with a well-decorated bell on top. Past the gate are rows and rows of tiny shops and stalls that sell everything from Japanese souvenirs to ice cream…

Tokyo travels: the initial stages

2013 was a busy year. So much was happening that when one day in March, when I randomly scrolled through my firm’s calendar for August and saw three days of public holidays in a row, I told myself ‘that’s it. Holiday. Book. Now.’ A quick scan of Air Asia told me what I needed to…