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Kyoto back streets

It was fun to travel to dinner on foot through the streets of Kyoto! I love all the little details that you catch when you’re on foot! The pictures below gives a lovely sense of the feeling in the area.  Peaceful, older, but well tended. Our dinner spot. Extra yummy sushi! And … the experience of […]

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Nishiri Market

I woke up the next morning in Kyoto, and although I was stiff and sore from my trip, I was also full of energy and excitement and nervousness, ready to go exploring. For our first day, Inga and I were clear that we wanted to explore on foot, since we had spent so much time […]

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Tokyo to Kyoto

It’s been a long time since I traveled, especially to somewhere new.  My oldest son is three now, and I’ve only had a few business trips since he was born.  Those were all to SAP headquarters in Germany, and that’s a stark contrast to pre-baby days, when there were periods that I was away from […]

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From Tokyo to Kyoto

It’s been a long time since I traveled, especially to somewhere new.  My oldest son is three now, and I’ve only had a few business trips since he was born.  Those were all to SAP headquarters in Germany, and that’s a stark contrast to pre-baby days, when there were periods that I was away from […]

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Touchdown Tokyo!

This week I’m headed to the Ethnographic Praxis in Industry Conference (EPIC) in Tokyo, Japan.  I have been to Asia before – mainland China in 1991 (shortly after Tiananmen Square) and Bali Indonesia in 1993.  I have always wanted to travel to Japan, so I’m stealing a few precious vacation days away from my family to […]

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