Archive for November, 2011

Rost in Translation: First Day in Tokyo

My trip to Tokyo started fantastic much thanks to my friends Shuhei and Alan who hung out with me in Asakusa and showed me a great time. Here’s an image gallery from my first full day in Tokyo.

 

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Konnichiwai from Tokyo!

 Reflections of the New York Bar and Grill on the 52nd floor

Reflections of the New York Bar and Grill on the 52nd floor

Tokyo is my favorite city in the world to visit, and it is for that very reason my twitter handle is @LAX2NRT. I’m lucky to be here for a few days visiting friends and doing some fun projects for the blog.

Tokyo from the 52 floor

A pictures from the New York Bar at the Park Hyatt Tokyo

I’m currently at the Park Hyatt Tokyo, which is perhaps best known as the backdrop for the film Lost in Translation.

Tokyo from the 52 floor

Looking down at Shinjuku from the Park Hyatt Tokyo’s 52nd floor

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Instagram blog weekend hashtag challenge

I shot this image on my iPhone 4 Last month outside the gates of Versailles and pumped it up in Camera+.  I am  super stoked that my Golden Gates of Versailles image is featured in Instagram’s #throughthefence weekend hashtag challenge!

 Golden Gates of Versailles

 

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Bellydancers and Riad Farnatchi: notes from Marrakesh, Morocco!

I’m in Morocco for a few days and doing my best to check out the funky old medina yet avoid the carpet stores. I’ve written about my experiences with them in past in my post for Tablet Talk Magic Carpet Ride. This trip I’m focusing on reviewing bellydancers, sampling hookahs, and watching the snake charmers in the souk.

Spicy Kefta

Moroccan cuisine

My base this trip is the fantastic Riad Farnatchi which is owned by a delightful Brit named James Wix whose love of Morocco is infectious.

Hookah and Moroccan Mint Tea

 HookahRiad Farnatchi

Tea Ceremony

 

Off to rock the Kasbah!

Inshallah,

Jen

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Double Dutch Ducks: De Kas Restaurant, Amsterdam

Ducks

Dutch Ducks

Greetings from Amsterdam! I’m currently spending a couple of days in The Netherlands before heading to Morocco. Amsterdam is the city that feels most like my home away from home. Everyone speaks English so language isn’t a issue. It’s a very walkable, compact city filled with tall people riding and multi-tasking on bicycles.

De Kas restaurantDe Kas Greenhouse

De Kas Greenhouse Restaurant

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