The Chicken Buses of Guatemala

From its colorful markets and bougainvillea-covered walls to its pastel colored colonial buildings, Guatemala is arguably one of the most colorful countries in the world. One of the first things I noticed upon arriving in Guatemala, were the intensely hued buses. Known as “chicken buses,” these old, retired American school buses arrive in Guatemala in[…]

Èze Village and Èze sur Mer

Èze is a medieval village located in the French Riviera along the main road between Nice and Monaco. This picturesque village is perched atop a narrow rocky peak overlooking the Mediterranean sea and can be seen from afar. The panoramic view of the sea from the top is absolutely amazing. After parking the car we[…]

Asakusa – Where the Pulse of Tokyo Beats Strongest

While it may no longer be the premier entertainment district it once was in the years leading up to World War II, Asakusa, part of Tokyo’s downtown Taito district, still has plenty of lively activity. Today, Asakusa is best known as home to the Senso–ji Temple. The ancient temple, Tokyo’s oldest and one of its[…]

Wellington’s Funky and Fascinating Cuba Street

One of our favorite areas in Wellington, New Zealand is the Cuba Street District. Once the route of the Wellington trams, the middle section of the street was closed to traffic after the removal of the rails in 1969 and is now one of the busiest areas in Wellington. This is a cool neighborhood full[…]