This week in (blog) history

(In celebration of ten years of blogging here at LTG, each week for the next 52 weeks I will delve deep into the sewer archives of past posts to bring you a tidbit of blog history.  I had originally planned to call this series “The best of LTG”, but damn, there just wasn’t much “best” to be found.  And mediocre is too hard to spell.)

Travel with me to December 19, 2012 for “A yen for something different”.

My first ever visa run to Osaka, Japan found me staying in the Hotel Monterey.

My first ever visa run to Osaka, Japan found me staying in the Hotel Monterey.

The Monterey had it's own unique wedding chapel built right into the middle of the building...

The Monterey had it’s own unique wedding chapel built right into the middle of the building…

Osaka's shopping district reminded me a little of Times Square...

Osaka’s shopping district reminded me a little of Times Square…

Most everyone was nice, although I did encounter this Creap...

Most everyone was nice, although I did encounter this Creap…

Took the train to Kyoto and observed some traditional architecture.

Took the train to Kyoto and observed some traditional architecture.

Found a nice pub and played some darts with locals...

Found a nice pub and played some darts with the locals…

The smart way to get around town.  We weren't smart though.

The smart way to get around town. We weren’t smart though.

We hiked over to the tallest building in Osaka and ventured up to the top.

We hiked over to the tallest building in Osaka and ventured up to the top.

When you wish upon a star...

When you wish upon a star…

...you hang it in the window.  Apparently.

…you hang it in the window. Apparently.

The highest, freakiest, and scariest escalator I ever did ride.

The highest, freakiest, and scariest escalator I ever did ride.

Like riding the stairway to heaven...

Like riding the stairway to heaven…

Ain't she sweet?

Ain’t she sweet?

A view from the top.

A view from the top.

On our final day, Jee Yeun went shopping whilst I enjoyed a tall, cold brewsky.  You gotta do what you do best, right?

On our final day, Jee Yeun went shopping whilst I enjoyed a tall, cold brewsky. Er, come to think of it, maybe more than one. You gotta do what you do best, right?

Hope you enjoyed the visit.  Y'all come back now, hear?

Hope you enjoyed the visit. Y’all come back now, hear?

 

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