Category Archives: Accommodation

A Day at Ombuto

I thought today I would give you a view of what my days are like at this culinary vacation. 8:30 am: breakfast. My breakfast includes strong Italian coffee with frothed milk, a slice or two of prosciutto, a small wedge … Continue reading

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And Then Syria Murdered Its Citizens in Their Sleep

Six weeks before I was to leave for my long anticipated tour of Israel, Syria used nerve gas on its own people, murdering more than 1000 in the middle of the night.  And the US (as I type this) is … Continue reading

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It’s a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

I have shown you magnificent scenes of Japanese beauty, history, and grandeur.  Today, I would like to introduce you to my everyday life in Japan. I live in a studio apartment in the Shirokane neighborhood of Tokyo.  The literal translation … Continue reading

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Getting it Completely and Utterly Right: Welcome to Kyoto

This afternoon I left work early and caught the 16:30 bullet train to Kyoto.  I had a reserved window seat in first class for the trip.  What takes 8+ hours by bus takes 2.5 hrs by bullet train.  Wow.  I … Continue reading

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