Archive for January, 2011

Daibutsu (Great Buddha of Kamakura)
Daibutsu (Great Buddha of Kamakura)

If you read 69 Hours in Tokyo – Part 1, and followed my advice, then you’ll have already sampled some ridiculously good sushi, gone to the park to see how Tokyoites relax and, hopefully, had an amazing adventure in Shinjuku, the details of which you can’t wait to regale your friends with. Well, today will be completely

Tuna Restaurant near Tsukiji Fish Market
Restaurant near Tsukiji Fish Market (Photo: Henry Altamirano)

I’ve been to Tokyo 6 times in the past 4 years and I’m going back for lucky number 7 in 69 days. Tokyo is an ultra-modern city with serious cultural roots. Contradictions are commonplace in Tokyo. A woman in a traditional kimono on the latest cell phone, a Sumo wrestler with his hair greased and

Venice Canal at night
Venice at Night

For those of you who had trouble catching up with me in 2010, I understand. Sometimes even I wasn’t sure where I was going to be from week to week, even more so than previous years.

Here’s the list of places I visited:

Old School Toy

The American Airlines Status Challenge is a very fast and easy way to qualify for Elite Status on, you guessed it, American Airlines. What’s with all the Challenges? First there was the 100 Thing Challenge, now this.  What can I say?  I’m into challenges… especially when they involve Elite Status.

“Elite Status?” you ask. “Sounds

Catchy Name
For some reason, I did not feel compelled to go in there (Amsterdam, Netherlands)

Sometimes when I’m traveling around the world, I come across some strange things. Here are a few of them.

Hi, I’m Algis


I have an insatiable wanderlust which takes me to some crazy places where I try strange foods, pretend I'm a local and talk with elephants. Keep reading...

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