THE KAERU KID: Honduras, still poor but with a wealth of natural beauty (Part 2)

  Note: This is the second of a two-part column. The first part was published in the Feb. 10-16, 2011 issue of the Nichi Bei Weekly.   My next destination was Roatan. My scuba diving friends raved about diving there, with its location close to the second largest barrier reef in the world after Australia. […]

THE KAERU KID: Epic Disappointment

Let me preface this article by stating that I am not a big fan of cruises because my interests are the destinations rather than the cruise experience. However, there are many fans of cruises and if you have never taken one, it is definitely an experience not to be missed — but I think there […]

THE KAERU KID: The Other Brazil

In my younger days, I visited Brazil and attended Carnival in Rio, and it was as wild as advertised. Bikinis the size of dental floss worn on the beaches were not hard on the eyes, either. The trip included vists to Manaus, Bahia, Brasilia, Salvador and Iguazu Falls. Thinking the best of Brazil had been […]

THE KAERU KID: Two Countries, One Island

I met Kenji G. Taguma, Nichi Bei editor, when he came to Las Vegas for an anime convention. I took him and his brother-in-law to dinner and wished him luck on the new nonprofit Nichi Bei Weekly. He asked if I would continue contributing to the newspaper, and I am pleased to do so with […]

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