Visiting the Castle of the Counts

During my first trip to Belgium, I had the pleasure of visiting the city of Ghent (Gent.) After walking around this charming city for a while, Gravensteen Castle most definitely caught my eye. I immediately knew I had to visit, so we walked inside and purchased tickets for […]

Japan: Kawaii, Samurai, and Hiroshima

There’s something about Japan that fascinates and intrigues at the same time. For a start, the Japanese culture is often perceived as sophisticated and thoughtful, compared to the more buoyant and loud Western culture. There’s a natural sense of zen that everybody associates with Japan. There’s also an […]