Day 7: 24 Hours in Tokyo

I was so excited for this morning. I was finally going to be able to meet Toshi’s wife and son! This was probably one of the moments I was looking forward to most. We were going to have a traditional Japanese breakfast but unfortunately that place opened an hour later than normal – of course….

Day 6: Oishi!

Helloooooo Tokyo! I’ve finally landed in a place I’ve been wanting to visit my whole life. Since my grandmother was from Sapporo, I’ve always wanted to visit Japan and get a feel for the culture and to see the beautiful land. My flight getting here, however, was the worst of my trip thus far. Ironically,…

Day 2: Relax & Recharge

After an incredibly busy first day in Taipei/Zhongli, we needed to recharge. We both slept in till about noon and had an easy morning. We made plans for lunch then walked to a small restaurant a couple blocks away. What was on the menu? Fried rice. This bad boy was served with an omelet on…

Day 1: Carbs, Museums, and Night Markets

I arrived safely at TPE and easily found my way through immigration and customs. I thought originally I’d have to take the bus or a cab to my friend Nick’s place but luckily one of his local friends, Sonny, was willing to drive. Good dude, drives a Honda. Side note – Much to my surprise,…

On The Wings Of Love

Ohh. Emm. Gee. Flying on international airlines is amazing. This was easily the best flight experience of my life. Not only did I get an incredible deal on my flight (roundtrip from SFO to TPE for $750 including the insurance package!) but my experience was one for the books. Which duh, that’s why I’m writing…

Before The Selfies

As I sit at the bar of the Firewood Grill in the San Francisco airport, I hear a gaggle of giddy girls cheering behind me. Maybe they’re setting out on a grand adventure celebrating someone’s new job or perhaps they’re just rowdy and don’t care how to act properly in public. They just cheers’d to…