1. Tokyo

    Tokyo, Japan—Since my first visit, when the Fukushima disaster struck on my second day in Japan, I have been continua...

  2. Hanoi

    Hanoi, Vietnam—Early morning along the tracks in Hanoi’s old quarter. Long Bien Market, where vendors clash and shou...

  3. A Summer in Southeast Asia

    When I signed the job offer for my first post-college job, I was offered a choice of start dates: June, July or Augus...

  4. Retrospectives

    Twenty countries and none of it written down. That’s not right.Just for my own amusement, I hope to write down what ...

  5. Australians in Bangkok

    My first meal in Thailand was at a small restaurant, not much more than a cart with a few tables, across my hostel. ...

  6. Japan: Getting Out

    March 15, 2011 What had been a two week trip was now six days. My flight out of Narita wasn’t until late afternoon b...

  7. Japan: Maybe I Should Leave

    March 14, 2011 Around four in the morning we left the manga cafe and walked the few blocks to Tsukiji, making our way...

  8. Japan: Sushi and Uncertainty

    March 13, 2011 The morning of the 13th was when the danger started to become palpable. At this point Fukushima was a...

  9. Japan: Calm

    March 12, 2011 The night of the 11th passed uneasily with aftershocks rolling through intermittently. The next morni...

  10. Japan: Wasn't So Bad?

    March 11, 2011 There’s a long-standing tradition for Americans who visit Tokyo. By a quirk of timezones, you will wa...

  11. Japan: Shabu-Shabu

    March 10, 2011 I landed in Tokyo on the afternoon of the 10th and took the slow (read: cheap) train from Narita to th...

  12. Japan

    Two weeks in Japan, hitting the highlights: start in Tokyo, take a shinkansen down to Kyoto, do a little temple-hoppi...