I love to learn about Asian cultures. I lived in Japan for more than a decade, and I try to visit Japan three-four times a year.


I'm an American citizen. For quite a number of people I know in America, hard and honest work eventually pays off.


I was a student here. With almost one currency and no immigration control between nations, Europe is a great destination.


New Zealand is safe, clean and beautiful. It would be great to live there for good. The country is like a huge natural park.

People say I live in my office. I work crazy hours to get things done. I have become a very familiar face to the janitors who come late at night. But occasionally I get some free weekends. When I do not have to be in my office during the weekend, I rush to the airport on Friday night. Fortunately, because I live in a city that is the main hub of an airline that flies to several major cities on the planet, I am able to come back home on Sunday night, or at the latest by early Monday morning. Yes, it's a crazy life, but I love my job, I love to travel, and I love photography.

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Volcán Parinacota and Lago Chungará, Putre

Address: From Aeropuerto Internacional Chacalluta in Arica, Chile, this place is about 116 miles (187 km), which takes about 3 hours by car. From Putre (which is the capital of...

Sinchicuy, Iquitos

Address: This place is accessible only by boat. It is about 22 miles (35 km) from Iquitos. (Iquitos is about 2 hours by plane from Lima, Peru.) From where the...

Centro de Custodia Temporal, Iquitos

Address: This place is accessible only by boat. It is about 22 miles (35 km) from Iquitos. (Iquitos is about 2 hours by plane from Lima, Peru.) The speed of...

Meiji Jingu (明治神宮, Meiji Shrine), Tokyo

Address: 1-1, Kamizono-chō, Yoyogi, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 151-0053 (〒151-8557 東京都渋谷区代々木神園町1-1). This Shinto shrine is about 14 miles (22.5 km) from Haneda International Airport. Take JR Yamanote Line (山手線) to Harajuku Station...

Plaza de la Independencia, Quito

Address: About 25 miles (40 km) from Nuevo Aeropuerto Internacional de Quito. It takes about an hour from the city center to the airport. Isolated in the Andes at an...

Mancora, Piura

Address: Mancora is 116 miles (187 km) from Piura Airport, about 3 hours by car. There are vans that go to Mancora, but they don’t leave until the van is...

Chulucanas and Yapatera, Piura

Address: About 39 miles (64 km) from Piura, about an hour by bus. You may find buses bound for Chulucanas in front of Mercado Modelo Piura. The bus ticket varies...

Parque Aeronáutico de Castilla, Piura

Address: Between Las Amapolas and Los Juncos, next to Rio Piura. 1.7 miles (2.6 km) northwest of Capitán FAP Guillermo Concha Iberico International Airport. Admission: Free Hours: Open all day...

Plaza de Armas de Piura

Address: About 1.6 miles (2.5 km) from Capitán FAP Guillermo Concha Iberico International Airport. Yes, Piura is a small town, but there are taxis (very old cars). I took the...

Parque Kennedy, Lima

Address: Approximately 11 miles (18 km) away from Jorge Chávez International Airport and about 7 miles (11 km) from Lima’s colonial main square. At the intersection of three main avenues...

Isla de Taquile, Puno

Address: 27 miles (45 km) east of Puno. The boat ride from Puno Wharf took about 2.5 hours. From the wharf in the island, there is a 15-minute walk up...

Floating Islands, Lake Titicaca

Address: 4 miles (7 km) east of Puno. Ferries leave from the port for Uros at least once an hour from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. The community-owned ferry service...

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