A last-minute decision to climb Japan’s highest peak had me scrambling around Yokota Air Base in western Tokyo — from the Outdoor Recreation Center to the base’s Exchange store — preparing for the trip.
Most of our understanding of sharks comes from works of fiction, such as the “Jaws” or “Sharknado” movies. In other words, they’re villains. And then there’s the occasional story of a surfer in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Happiness is a warm puppy to good ol’ Charlie Brown, but for “Peanuts” fans in Japan, happiness might be the world’s first Snoopy museum, which will host revolving exhibits over the next two and a half years.
Cora is worth the hour drive from Kaiserslautern, but only for food products and drinks. Its grocery section is more varied and international than any super Wal-Mart’s and most typical German food chains, with prices to match.
Let’s take a trip to Gut City. Name not appealing? Well, that’s the literal translation of Darmstadt, but that’s probably not the origin of this central German city’s name. It possibly was named after a medieval nobleman named Darmunde.