Travel in Kyoto: Tranquil Temples and a Matcha Tea Ceremony

Formerly the country’s capital and relatively untouched by war, Kyoto is said to be one of Japan’s most well-preserved cities. Continue reading “Travel in Kyoto: Tranquil Temples and a Matcha Tea Ceremony”

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Christmas with Snow Monkeys in the Sagano Bamboo Forest

Traditionally, during Christmas, my parents and I would go to the Pabst Theatre to see Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol.” Continue reading “Christmas with Snow Monkeys in the Sagano Bamboo Forest”