Sunday, May 31, 2015

Kuala Lumper, Malaysia

January 2015

KL was less than a 24 hour stop over, but I still got to see and eat plenty!

The Intercontinental Kuala Lumper which was convenient to the metro and the Petronas towers

I loved the local soup dishes

The Petrona Towers at night and during the day 


The Jamek Mosque

Friday, May 29, 2015

Tokyo, Japan

January 2015

At the Shinjuku Granbell Hotel, convenient except for the airport train, this was a good 15 min walk.

Check out the vending machines (no, really)

Visit a Neko Cafe (Cat Cafe) 

The spider sculpture in Roppongi

Inside Tokyo station, which has been recently restored 

Visit the top of the Tokyo Metropolitan Buliding for a view of Mt Fuji on a clear day - best of all its free 

Senso-ji Temple and Shrine

The Sumo Arena and museum

Visit the Tokyo Fish Markets, for some of the freshest sushimi you will ever have (the earlier the better) 

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Vancouver, Canada

January 2015

L'Hermitage in downtown Vancouver. Probably the most comfortable, convenient and well priced hotel I stayed at all trip

Waffles at La Petit Belge

Cafe Medina
Finding good coffee is hard, but not at Cafe Medina

The Flying Pig

Salmon & Bannok

Ice Hockey Game

Day trip to Whistler

Bill Reid Gallery

Totems at Stanley Park

Museum of Anthropology at UBC

Granville Island

Monday, May 25, 2015

NYE in NYC 2014

December 2014/January 2015

Hyatt Union Square
In a great spot and not as small a room as I expected

Friend of a Farmer

Luke Lobster

City Bakery
Know for the hot chocolate and the pretzel croissants, stick to the hot chocolate

Jazz Standard
Southern BBQ and Jazz

Criff Dogs

Barney Greengrass

Red Rooster Harlem

Coffee Shop

Time Square

Rockefella Plaza

UN Tour

NYE on the Brooklyn Bridge

Coney Island NYD Polar Bear Swim
I was happy to watch people tick this one off their bucket list


For many more things to do in NYC, check out my older posts here

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Christmas in Prague, Czech Republic

December 2014

Unitas Hotel
This hotel has had many purposes over the years, and the included breakfast was a great way to start the day

U tru ruzi
One of the best meals I had all trip, just off the Charles Bridge in the Old Town

Francouzska Restaurant for Christmas Eve dinner
A fine dining experience


Jewish Quarter

Prague Castle

Charles Bridge

Old Town

Ballet at State Opera

Christmas Markets


Thursday, May 21, 2015

Berlin, Germany

December 2014

Das Stue
A bit out of the way in the Tindergarden area Das Stue was a luxury hotel, which was originally built in the 1930s in the diplomatic quarter.

Coffee at Bonanza

Curryworst at Curry36

Pork Nuckle

East Side Gallery

 Reichtang Building

Brandenburger Gate

Memorial for the Murdered Jews of Europe

Museum Island

Checkpoint Charlie

Topography of Terror

Christmas Markets (AlaxanderPlatz)