Japan – a mix of the ultra-modern and traditional. One of the most intriguing countries I’ve been to, with a very unique culture and a fantastic food scene. I had the chance to visit Japan last year during Thanksgiving.
We reached Tokyo mid afternoon. As soon as we landed I noticed how everything was extremely clean and people moved politely in queues following the rules. We took a train to our hotel in Shinagawa and it was noticeable that no one in the train made eye contact with others or conversed loudly. There was no touching and even to hand money to cab drivers, one is asked to put it on a tray (and this is in the pre corona world ;)).
How are you all doing? I’ve been having a really fun summer traveling and enjoying my time here in San Francisco. Finally, I had some free time to work on my travel posts. So, I had a chance to visit this mystical and beautiful city last year and I wanted to share my travel memories with you. The city which used to be known as Constantinople amazed me with it’s beautiful architecture and hospitable people. I stayed right in Taksim Square which is the center of the city. It was pretty convenient to get to any of the attractions from here via taxi’s.
Happy New Year…!!!
Hope you all had a wonderful 2016 and have an even better 2017. I had a great year with a lot of fun travel adventures, brought a new house, got a promotion 🙂 and I hope the good luck continues onto the new year. I visited Turkey last December and Ephesus was my first stop. The city is about an hour’s drive from Izmir (you can fly from Istanbul to the Izmir airport). We stayed in Selçuk city which is near the ruins and has a number of hotels. Though it was really cold this time of the year in Turkey, the advantage of a visit now was that the sites were not as crowded and I could capture some beautiful shots of the sites.