Returning from Japan

Everyone wanted to know: Is this your first time?

Yes. My first time in Tokyo. First time in Japan. First time in Asia.

I’m the kind of traveler who likes to go to the same places over and over. I rarely go to places where I won’t be able to talk to people. I’ve made short trips to Turkey and Poland, the ancient homelands of my grandparents, and to Israel, where I have family ties. Mostly I travel to places where I can speak Spanish, my native tongue—Spain, Mexico, Argentina, and Cuba, the land of my childhood. Read more