The Crowd


This group of guys were particularly enjoying the Magician’s performance. They looked like such a fun group of people 🙂 I wanted to join their party!

It’s Magic!


Some Japanese Performers at the Osaka Castle. That was so much fun, and I just kind of stumbled upon it.

Osaka Monument


Not sure what this monument stood for; but it was really cool to see. Stood right next to the Osaka Castle, and had a bunch of kids standing around doing chants that day.  NOt sure why (everyone else thought it was weird too–the Japanese people were giving them a wide berth), but they were hollering chants and what sounded like pig-calling noises (Suey…Suey).  You can see two of them at the bottom.

Osaka Castle

Osaka CastleThe Castle in Osaka, Japan. Incredibly famous it’s one of the most popular tourist sites in Japan

Beijing Summer Palace

Summer Palace

One of 2 Summer Palaces in Beijing. It is built around a HUGE man-made lake. They took the dirt from the lake and used it to build the mountains around it. Then they built the palace on the mountains. It is a truly beautiful sight!

Golden Pavillion

Golden Pavillion

Golden Pavilion — the gold is actually gold lining.

Gyeongbokgung Palace

Gyeongbokgung Palace

Gyeongbokgung Palace, a beautiful complex of dozens of palaces, buildings, and museums. You can literally spend an entire day exploring just this. If you don’t have an entire day, definitely pre-choose where you are going to go.

Throne Room

Seoul Throne ROom

The throne rooms at the many Korean palaces in Seoul all seem to look alike. This is a very famous depiction of the palace thrones.