Empire of the Rising Sun – Fukui, Japan


Japan is a land of mystery.  It’s about the size of California, but has over 120 million people.  Almost everybody is Japanese, and can trace their ancestry back for centuries.  Part of the reason is…

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Day Tripping with Rick – Moving to the UK – Part 2


In Part 1 of Moving to the UK, I discussed moving overseas, finding a place, driving on the wrong side of the road, and various oddities of our British friends.  In Part 2, I’ll discuss…

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Day Tripping with Rick – Moving to the UK – Part 1


“The English and the Americans are one people separated by a common language.”  This is one of the hundreds of great quotes by Sir Winston Churchill, war-time prime minister, and one of the greatest people…

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Daytripping with Rick – A Lot of Seoul


My work over the years has allowed me to travel all over the world.  Still, Asia is an exotic destination for me.  The people are great, and seem truly glad to see Americans.  I’ve got…

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Day Tripping with Rick – Niagara Falls


Living in Pittsburgh is not convenient to many places.  One place we can get to without much trouble is Niagara Falls.  (I can never say “Niagara Falls” without thinking of the Three Stooges.)  “Slowly I…

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