In Japan, and other places where Japanese culture is strong, this is the time of the O-bon festival — the honouring of the spirits of dead ancestors. At this time it is common… Continue reading
One of the things I loved most about living on O’ahu was the little bits of Japan sprinkled across the island. From the Japanese grocery stores, to O-Bon festivals, mochi balls mixed into… Continue reading
Billionaire philanthropist Doris Duke’s former home, called “Shangri-La,” opened up its Damascus Room to visitors this month. This room had been off limits for visitors for the duration of its several year-long renovation… Continue reading
“In Honolulu’s lawless hive, where vessels of all flags and nations arrive and depart daily, a man may change his name and history between entrée and dessert.” — David Mitchell; Cloud Atlas Read… Continue reading
After a mile and half hike through lush forest, the waterfall at the end of the trail was somewhat underwhelming.
Dessert is my favorite meal, as if that were not quite obvious already. O’ahu was good to me in this respect; the variety of sugary tasty goodness comes in many forms and is… Continue reading
It’s been a while. Posting pictures from my last few weeks in Hawaii.
Here it is: the definitive list. A topic of this importance is not to be taken lightly, so I can assure you that I have done some very thorough research before posting this… Continue reading
I am quite lucky to have local friends on O’ahu, because it means I get to go to places I’d never have known about otherwise. Mu-Ryang-Sa Buddhist Temple isn’t in any of the… Continue reading
Mercifully I slept through the England- Germany match. I woke up, checked the result on my phone and put it to the far back of my mind. Onward , then, to a different… Continue reading