Not one trip in San Francisco without having one of those !
I do enjoy eating in those, always reminds me of Seinfeld !
At the corner of O’Farrell and Mason, right next to the hotel, how convenient for 3GPP delegates ;-)
Wouldn’t it be more logical to separate the emergency button from the commonly used ones ?!
Actually cheaper than a taxi for a group of people !
Enough calories for a week !
Not too far from Cupertino, naturally ;-)
Delicious portobello mushroom burger with french fries :)
An omnipresent sight in US !
Proper mix of French and Vietnamese cuisine, yummy !
Somewhere in San Francisco…
In order of appearance and in decreasing order of price : Vietnamese, Thai and Indian Curry.
Night panorama of San Francisco’s skyline, with and without clouds. Cannot get tired of this view…
First dinner after landing in San Francisco so of course : burger + locally brewed beer :)
Impeccable service as always. I now avoid all airlines which have sacrificed service quality in the name of equal opportunities. If you’re stupid, it’s obvious that you can’t be an astronaut, so I don’t see why unfriendly & rude women should be allowed to be employed as stewardess.
Killing time in NRT before flying to SFO. The ANA lounge is the first lounge I have been where the staff guides you to the seat you want, asks you what you would like to drink and brings it to you, together with an oshibori ! Nice, very nice :)
This one is from… Barcelona. Don’t ask me why but someone thought it would be wise to recommend a Japanese restaurant, in SPAIN ?!?!
Killing time at the airport…
Most salary men I know like going to Fukuoka (or FUK if one was to refer to the airport code – no pun intended). The usual claim is that the local delicacies are worth the trip. But somehow, I have the feeling that they do not necessarily refer to food like motsunabe or tonkotsu ramen… […]
Fukuoka’s open air food stands (屋台, Yatai) are possibly the city’s best known symbol. Yatai can generally seat about seven or eight people and provide an atmospheric outdoor environment to enjoy various foods that are generally simple and filling. There are over 150 yatai scattered across Fukuoka but the best place to find them is […]
An interesting looking back alley in Fukuoka.
Cooked garlic at an izakaya in Fukuoka : delicious ! Looks nice too :)
A peaceful evening on the beach in Fukuoka…
Impressive piece of engineering, which I could see from my hotel room.
My home for a week. Why is it ALWAYS so difficult to get a non-smoking room in Japan. Bloody annoying if you ask me. About non-smoking room, the best story I have ever heard was from a Korean colleague staying in Beijing : when she complained that she wanted an non-smoking room they sent some […]
The usual : drive, park, check-in and board !
Just liked the shadows in that shot.
Real Indian curry in Bangalore. Challenging to eat with your hands but delicious ! Ok, last post on Bangalore, back to Japan for my next posts :)
A few shots taken during a Rickshaw ride in the streets of Bangalore. Having lived and driven in China for 3 years, I had thought that I could easily cope with the traffic in India. But I was so wrong ! The mess is of a totally different magnitude.
Dodda Basavana Gudi (the Bull Temple) is situated in the N.R. Colony, Basavanagudi, area of South Bangalore, part of the largest city of the Indian state of Karnataka. The Hindu temple is inside the a park called Bugle Rock. The bull referred to is a sacred Hindu demi-god, known as Nandi; Nandi is a close […]