Ikebukuro: Gudetama Cafe in Tokyo

Ikebukuro: Gudetama Cafe in Tokyo

The Gudetama cafe in Tokyo was only temporarily opened from November 4 to January 15. But don't worry, if you still want to eat in one, there's a cafe in Osaka. Even if you're not a fan, these are worth going to.

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Travel: A Tease From Japan

Travel: A Tease From Japan

A quick 12 hour layover in Japan to visit two districts. Shibuya and Ikebukuro. 12 hours seem like a lot, but it isn't. You need to go through customs, purchase a SIM card (if necessary), and catch Narita Express train to Tokyo. If you're going through customs and have no internet, link up your phone with Narita's wifi and check train times via Google Maps and where to get a SIM card or portable wifi in the airport. Be sure to find out which station offers Narita Express back to the airport.

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2016: A Year in Review

2016: A Year in Review

A lot of things came together last year and I wanted to reflect upon my year.  It's a tad late to write about this, but I always like to say that it's never too late for anything. 

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Design: Hanoi eBuddies Hero Site Design

Hanoi eBuddies offers travelers free tours with english-speaking students of Vietnam.

I was contacted through Instagram about their tours prior to my trip. We booked a food tour in Hanoi and spent the night with Sam (Trinh) who showed us what locals eat.

Here's a redesign of their landing page using a hero image. I'll be sure to go back and create the whole site on Sketch.

Design: HAITOKIO Hero Site Design

Thought I'd start creating pages with my photographs based on travel. More to come. 
Created with Sketch.

HAITOKIO is a travel experience provider that provides authentic Japanese experiences for travelers in the heart of Tokyo.

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Currently in Vietnam

Check out these quick shots from Saigon.

Be sure to follow me on Instagram, I'll be updating everyday especially on Story.

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Downtown Sacramento with Tracie

Downtown Sacramento with Tracie

Last month, I met Tracie at an Instameet in Sacramento. We arranged a shoot with her at Old Sac which is a 2 hour drive from where I live. I don't ever recall visiting Old Sac back when I was kid, but I'll just say it was my first time there. 

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