Visiting Hakone

Let’s take a little arm chair trip to Japan. Hakone is a good day trip from Tokyo.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Glow

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1. Each week, we’ll provide a theme for creative inspiration. You take photographs based on your interpretation of the theme, and post them on your blog (a new post!) anytime before the following Wednesday when the next photo theme will be announced.

2. To make it easy for others to check out your photos, title your blog post “Weekly Photo Challenge: (theme of the week)” and be sure to use the “postaday″ tag.

3. Follow The Daily Post so that you don’t miss out on weekly challenge announcements, and subscribe to our newsletter – we’ll highlight great posts. Add Media photos from each month’s most popular challenge.

Just a Few Wonderful Posts

  • Glow (daily post)
  • Glow (spirit in politics)
  • Glow (from hiding to blogging)
  • Glow (stenoodie)
  • Glow (by sarah)
  • Glow (metaphorically dk)
  • Glow (new / amsterdam)
  • Glow (travel with intent)
  • Glow (jinan daily photo)
  • Glow (see’s photography)
  • Glow (wind kisses)
  • Glow (ruined for life)
  • Glow (instaology)
  • Glow (indira’s blog)
  • Glow (ema’s journal)
  • Scale (travel with intent)
  • Scale (words like honey)
  • Scale (just my travel blog)
  • Scale (castelsarrasin)
  • Scale (francine in retirement)
  • Scale (mostly monochrome)
  • Scale (mittened hands)
  • Scale (bird flight)
  • Scale (stenoodie)
  • Scale & a second (from hiding to blogging)
  • Scale (my own private idaho)
  • Scale (no fixed plans)
  • Scale (jinan daily photo)
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Weekly Photo Challenge: Scale

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Beijing, Capitol Art Museum

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Antiques, Sydney Australia

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Sofitel Bear ready for a nap at Intercontinental

1. Each week, we’ll provide a theme for creative inspiration. You take photographs based on your interpretation of the theme, and post them on your blog (a new post!) anytime before the following Wednesday when the next photo theme will be announced.

2. To make it easy for others to check out your photos, title your blog post “Weekly Photo Challenge: (theme of the week)” and be sure to use the “postaday″ tag.

3. Follow The Daily Post so that you don’t miss out on weekly challenge announcements, and subscribe to our newsletter – we’ll highlight great posts. Add Media photos from each month’s most popular challenge.

Just a Few Wonderful Posts

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Structure

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1. Each week, we’ll provide a theme for creative inspiration. You take photographs based on your interpretation of the theme, and post them on your blog (a new post!) anytime before the following Wednesday when the next photo theme will be announced.

2. To make it easy for others to check out your photos, title your blog post “Weekly Photo Challenge: (theme of the week)” and be sure to use the “postaday″ tag.

3. Follow The Daily Post so that you don’t miss out on weekly challenge announcements, and subscribe to our newsletter – we’ll highlight great posts. Add Media photos from each month’s most popular challenge.

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Silent Sunday

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Shiny

 

1. Each week, we’ll provide a theme for creative inspiration. You take photographs based on your interpretation of the theme, and post them on your blog (a new post!) anytime before the following Wednesday when the next photo theme will be announced.

2. To make it easy for others to check out your photos, title your blog post “Weekly Photo Challenge: (theme of the week)” and be sure to use the “postaday″ tag.

3. Follow The Daily Post so that you don’t miss out on weekly challenge announcements, and subscribe to our newsletter – we’ll highlight great posts. Add Media photos from each month’s most popular challenge.

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Cocktail Hour in Kunming

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Here’s most, but not all of what the Sofitel Kunming club floor offered for cocktail hour during my stay in June.

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Amazing, right? And just as delicious as it looks.

Of course, there were sweets.

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Sofitel, Kunming, China

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I used some points to stay at the Sofitel in Kunming. Although they were extremely busy with a meeting between Yunnan and Taiwan, the staff went out of their way when I checked in and whenever I was in the lobby to see to it that I received good service and my questions were answered.

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My room was sleek, modern and comfortable. I even had a TV in the bathroom, which seems to be a Sofitel standard on the club floors. (N.B. If you belong to the Accor loyalty program and travel regularly, you’ll soon earn Gold status which offers upgrades.)

I was on the club floor and had access to the lounge, where guests can indulge in afternoon tea and then in cocktail hour. The sweet and savory options were delectable and while there was a lot of seafood, which I don’t eat, there was no excuse for going hungry.

Since there was a big meeting between Taiwanese government officials and Yunnan provincial big wigs the club was off-limits for regular guests. The Chinese required that the Taiwanese delegation be sequestered and watched at all times. So breakfast was only offered in the main restaurant which is large and offers the biggest variety of quality cuisine that I’ve ever seen for a breakfast. In fact the breakfast deserves its own post.

As spectacular as the food was, I think the personal attention that Sofitel offers is what I liked most about my stay. At every meal or any time I asked for directions, the staff were warm and informative. They know how to show that they care.

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Economics of Airline Classes

Every wonder what drives the pricing of first class vs. business vs. economy airfares?

This video explains the economics and history of the various classes of airplane tickets. I now understand a little more about the mysterious pricing of airline fares.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Collage

1. Each week, we’ll provide a theme for creative inspiration. You take photographs based on your interpretation of the theme, and post them on your blog (a new post!) anytime before the following Wednesday when the next photo theme will be announced.

2. To make it easy for others to check out your photos, title your blog post “Weekly Photo Challenge: (theme of the week)” and be sure to use the “postaday″ tag.

3. Follow The Daily Post so that you don’t miss out on weekly challenge announcements, and subscribe to our newsletter – we’ll highlight great posts. Add Media photos from each month’s most popular challenge.

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