At some point I’ll post something intelligent about my trip to Myanmar. But for now, just take a look at my photos as I recover from the worst food poisoning ever.
My family and I spent part of our Christmas vacation exploring Phang Nga Bay through John Gray’s Ocean Canoe company. We highly recommend booking a tour through this company! Our guides were great and also helped us make a kratong that we later lit inside an open-air cave inside one of the islands. Simply, a magical day.
I spent my Saturday running around Tokyo, hitting up as many spots as I could in my 6-8 hours of being a tourist.
I realized that I leave little room for surprises on my weekend excursions to other cities and countries. The greatest surprise so far was the Hakone Open Air Museum. Due to some train-related misadventures, I arrived in Hakone a little later than I wanted to and thought that I’d rush through some of the sites to make up for time. This museum abruptly nipped that plan in the bud. The museum has a pretty impressive collection including works by Picasso. It is by far the strangest museum I have been to. As you wander around the grounds, it’s hard to not be overwhelmed by the dramatic backdrop of the mountains.