Layover in Tokyo


You’re probably (maybe) wondering where I’ve been the last two weeks. The answer is quite mundane, work has been all-consuming recently, leaving little time for anything else. Alas, it does pay the bills so I can’t complain. But I am back and I am ready to share about our trip to Asia. Earlier this year we found a cheap ticket to Singapore over Labor Day weekend, the only catch was a 22-hour layover in Tokyo.  Except, this was not so much a problem as an opportunity.  Fast forward 9 months later and here we are.  We’d been to Tokyo before, also on another short mileage run.  We loved the city every time we’re here, and lament the fact that we have to leave so soon.  Next trip to Japan will have to be longer, but for now, we will have to make the most of our time here. Continue reading

Photo of the Week: Bird’s-eye View

IMG_8936London, England

Earlier this year, on our weekend trip to Dubai, we had a long layover in London and decided to venture out of the airport.  We spent the day lounging in a pub and hitting up a few tourist sites.  The one place that we absolutely had to visit was St. Paul’s Cathedral, one of the most historical and recognizable landmarks in London.  St. Paul’s Cathedral is the seat of the Bishop of London, and is located in the heart of the city near the millennium bridge.  Many important services have been held in the hallowed hall of this famous church including the wedding of Prince Charles and Princess Diana and the funeral of Sir Winston Churchill.

Coming off a red-eye flight and climbing up 528 steps to the Golden Gallery, the highest point of the outer dome, was quite challenging. The stairs were narrow and winding as you ascend to the top. Once you reach the pinnacle, the panoramic views of London are worth the effort and make you forget your fatigue.  From our vantage point we could see down the River Thames, the London Eye, and Westminster Abbey in the distance. 

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