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Hokkaido, A Summertime Story

Hokkaido, Japan’s second largest island is the place for sumptuous seafood, picturesque views and intriguing culture. It is also a place that varies its look as the seasons change; so much so that visiting it only once in a certain season is not enough. While it had always been the Boy’s wish to visit Hokkaido,…

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Aurora Photography Setup

As recalled from the tour with Lights over Lapland for Nikon cameras: Camera set up: ISO 1600, Aperture F3.8 Set lens to manual focus at widest range Turn on live viewfinder Focus on an object far away and manually adjust lens till object is in sharp focus Turn off live viewfinder Shutter speed from 15…

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Finding Chureito Pagoda

A recent short conversation with my friend on Chureito Pagoda reminded me of the difficult times I had trying to find our way there during our Spring trip 3 years ago. Hence, I decided to scour through my old itineraries to try look for the map that I came across while doing my research. While…