Cities

This mural is straight out of some noir novel
Art, Cities, Photo Essays, Vietnam

Peeking into Artsy Saigon

On one weekend, I explored Ho Chi Minh’s “Art” district to see what was in store and came back pleasantly surprised. A tall blonde looks on at me from the wall, straight out of a noir novel while elsewhere a monkey runs along the wall. I am in the 3 […]

Zooming through the Saigon Night
Cities, Adventure, Vietnam

Zooming through the Saigon Night

Exploring a city after sunset is an interesting experience, more so when done on the back of a scooter, whizzing through the traffic. I joined one such exploration of Saigon by night and lived to tell the tale. We weave through the early evening traffic in District 1, Ho Chi […]

Look, there is a bomber in my backyard !
Cities, Vietnam

Look, there is a bomber in my backyard !

Hanoi has an unusual relic from the Vietnam War – the remains of a B-52 bomber right in the middle of the city. Join me as I go in search of this remnant of the war. My new found friend in Hanoi, Nhung, looks at me skeptically.“Are you sure this […]

One Night in a Capsule Hotel
Cities, Japan

One Night in a Capsule Hotel

Take a look at the zany world of capsule hotels, as I try one in Tokyo. I was walking down the dark and dim lit corridors of my hotel. The calm and almost soporific atmosphere covered the floor like a warm blanket on a cold winter’s night, as I passed rows and […]

A Walk down the Philosopher’s Path
Cities, Japan

A Walk down the Philosopher’s Path

Follow the footsteps of the famed Japanese philosopher, Nishida Kitaro, as I walk down the Philosopher’s Path in Kyoto. The narrow canal flows by the path, while the red and yellow hues of autumn color the trees overhead. I’m walking down a path by the canal, enjoying the tranquil atmosphere, […]

Geisha Spotting on the Streets of Gion
Travel, Cities, Japan

Geisha Spotting on the Streets of Gion

Geishas have long held popular attention for being beautiful and enigmatic. I joined a walking tour in Kyoto to explore this facet of Japanese culture. Many cities come alive at night, with neon lights and frenzied party goers. Gion too comes alive at night, but in a more measured and […]