Two Photos in Inspired Eye Issue 62

Asia, International Travel, Photography, Publications

Issue 62 of Inspired Eye Magazine is now out and includes two of my photos in their Reader’s Gallery: “Souq Waqif, Doha, Qatar” (bottom right, p. 175) and “Asakusa Kannon Temple, Tokyo” (bottom right, p. 179). Always happy to be included among such talented photographers.

You can now purchase select prints of mine online:
https://society6.com/jgtravels

Two Photos in Inspired Eye Issue 60

Asia, International Travel, Photography, Publications

Issue 60 of Inspired Eye Magazine is now out and includes two of my photos in their Reader’s Gallery: “Chinatown, Singapore” and “Shibuya Crossing, Tokyo”. Very happy to be included among such talented photographers. Information about the magazine can be found here: https://www.theinspiredeye.net/street-photography-magazine/

Where Not to Buy Levis

International Travel

Reading my post, “Where Not to Buy Nikes,” got my wife thinking about some of the most expensive cities she has visited and how they compare to her new home near Los Angeles. At the time, she was living in London, so the prices weren’t quite as striking as the British pound was (and still is) stronger than the US dollar.

For her, the most expensive cities visited have been Oslo, Reykjavik, and Tokyo. Let’s see how they all compare:

Los Angeles Oslo Reykjavik Tokyo
Combo Meal (fast food) $6.00 $15.44 $10.01 $6.55
Cappuccino (regular) $4.00 $5.49 $3.67 $3.83
Dozen Eggs $2.19 $5.15 $3.95 $2.30
Pair of Jeans (Levis 501) $50.00 $171.41 $162.31 $81.58
Pair of Nike Shoes $80.00 $171.58 $200.14 $90.64
Gasoline (1 liter) $4.01 $9.08 $7.99 $5.72

 
Clearly Oslo is the city to save up extra for. It reminds me of the travel quote attributed to Susan Heller: “When preparing to travel, lay out all your clothes and all your money. Then take half the clothes and twice the money.” I’m pleasantly surprised to see, at least on these comparisons, that Tokyo isn’t that bad considering we’re planning on going in April. And I’m still hoping to sneak Iceland in some Spring Break, I’ll just be sure to avoid Levis and Nikes.
 
Comparisons computed using http://www.numbeo.com/cost-of-living/comparison.jsp