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15

Nov
2010

tokyo snapshots

On 15, Nov 2010 | In Selected Posts, Travel & Life | By sue

Fortune-telling, scenic views, and mysterious nightlife.
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08

Nov
2010

fushimi inari taisha

On 08, Nov 2010 | In Selected Posts, Travel & Life | By sue

Fushimi Inari Taisha is the head shrine of Inari, deity of business, rice, and foxes. It’s a really cool place—there are thousands of torii, or gates, leading up from the main shrine to many other shrines dotting the mountainside (the mountain is also called Inari).
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01

Nov
2010

kyoto temples and gardens

On 01, Nov 2010 | In Selected Posts, Travel & Life | By sue

One of my favorite days in Kyoto was the one we spent biking through Arashiyama (Western Kyoto). I haven’t biked in years, but I managed not to crash into anyone, and the scenery was perfect to experience by bike.
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17

Oct
2010

seoul palaces and temples

On 17, Oct 2010 | In Selected Posts, Travel & Life | By sue

My first few days in Seoul were a whirlwind of palace and temple visits. One of the things I loved most about the palaces and temples I saw in Seoul was how well they incorporated nature. They were built in a way that reflected the existing natural landscape, and the results are stunning. Some highlights below.
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