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Roman Around… Rome

A couple weekends ago, I escaped Berlin to Rome – my first visit to Italy and, naturally, my first visit to the Vatican City.

It was a short, four-night trip, with a lot of activities crammed in. Perhaps too many activities, but ultimately I think that I saw everything that one stereotypically goes to Rome […]

My Saturday in Berlin: Thai, Firefighers, and Kites

Tempelhofer Feld, with people and kites!

The weather in Berlin right now is incredibly warm – mid September and the temperatures are in the upper 20s.

Saturday I hung out with one of my colleagues, hitting up Preußenpark and it’s weekend Thai food market. I’m not sure about the exact history of the […]

When you have a few hours to kill in Yokohama – Cupnoodles Museum

Entering CupNoodles Museum

I spent Thursday taking a walk around Yokohama. Before today, as far as I was concerned, Yokohama might as well be Tokyo – but it’s not, in the way that Hartford is not New York City.

It does have a very nice old port and, armed with a map, I headed […]

Taipei Trip Objective Achieved

I might note that the cream in the balls of the penis cake had a salty tang to it.

At the Shilin Night Market.

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Fall = Pumpkin Spice MADNESS in the USA!

I love the Pumpkin Snaps, I can leave the Pumpkin Spice Popcorn. I’ll try the pasta sauce tonight

If I weren’t lactose intolerant.

Yesterday I popped into a Spouts Market – an American Organic Supermarket chain that is challenging Whole Foods by being affordable.

What immediately caught my eye is the appearance of […]

Seoul Sunday: Bears, Trees, & Dinner

View from my hotel room in Seoul — third floor of the Hotel Manu. I would stay at Hotel Manu again.

My trip from Berlin to Seoul was long – and while none of the travel, in and of itself, was stressful, by the time I got to Seoul Saturday evening, I was completely […]

Dinner: 5,000₩ / 3.45€ / US$4.75

I want to tell you everything about my trip to Seoul – lots to tell, but I haven’t had time and, to be honest, the internet connection at my hotel (in one of the world’s most well connected countries) is a bit dodgy.

So you must wait.

However I wanted to share picture of my […]

I ate a gaybar.

I’m in Portland, Oregon. Home of so many wonderful things, including VooDoo Doughnuts, where good things come in pink boxes.

Pink boxes signal great doughnuts — and a long line, even at 5pm.

Three VooDoo Doughtnuts: The top is a “cock and balls”, then lower left is a dirty doughnut and on the […]

Some Great American Meals

Sorry about my silence, but I was busy in Orlando, and then once I left Orlando I was incapacitated for a day or two: whilst in Bloomington I had my eyes examined and a tooth filled. Thankfully my Bloomington Dentist is totally awesome and very patient with my irrational behavior. Since getting back to Germany, […]

Seeing the Chocolate for Chocolate, but not its form!

A couple weeks ago, just before Easter, I took a long lunch and wandered by Berlin’s branch of Galeries Lafayette, the French department store. It’s actually quite convenient to my office and since I had forgotten to prepare a dish for a party I was attending, it’s basement boutique grocery store gave me the opportunity […]