European Christmas Markets: Strasbourg

Strasbourg started its first Christmas markets in 1570 in front of its Cathedral, and is home to one of the largest Christmas markets in Europe with nearly 300 stalls all over town. I remember readin…

Mini-weekend in Europe: 10 Hours in London

Editor's note: I realize that I've only written "Day 1" for Scandinavia, and I promise I will finish those posts, but in the spirit of continuing to post on this blog, I've decided to post my latest …

8 Days in Scandinavia: Stockholm Day 1

Recently I took a trip to Sweden and Denmark. The plane ticket was just too cheap to resist - even though it was for February. Just two weeks before the trip, Europe experienced a cold spell that wa…

Exploring Tokyo: Eastward.

There are quite a few architectural projects going on in Tokyo lately, including the Tokyo Sky Tree, which is already the world’s tallest broadcasting tower at 634 meters high (2,080 feet), and is alr…