There And Back Again

Categories: Thoughts, Travel

Saturday, 10 September 2016. How do you go back to your normal way of life, your everyday and ordinary, after having had an adventure that is completely out of the ordinary,┬ásuch as I had in Hong Kong, Thailand, and Japan? I know that many people have had the experience of travelling to another country, especially … Read More

Japan – At Journey’s End

Categories: Travel

Wednesday, 22 June 2016. Three days into my hike along the Nakasendo Way, from Kyoto to Tokyo, by way of the Shiga, Gifu, Nagano, and Saitama prefectures, the journey ended. The reasons for this sudden ending of my trek was manifold, with various factors all aiding in the decision to change my course and travel … Read More

Japan – Honshu to Shikoku to Kyushu to Honshu, and Other Observations In-between – Part 1

Categories: Travel

Sunday, 29 May 2016. It is a rainy Sunday morning, in Nagasaki, and I am on a bus, warm and dry, heading to Fukuoka, my final stopover on the island of Kyushu. In three days time, I will once again be back in Honshu, the biggest of the four main islands of Japan, where another … Read More

Japan – The Biting Deer Of Nara

Categories: Travel

Sunday, 1 May 2016. I am currently sitting on a highway bus, heading to Nara City, in the Nara prefecture, situated next to Osaka and Kyoto. I was in Nagoya for the past three days, exploring the big city’s unique cultural treasures, following my stay in Shizuoka. Back in Shizuoka, I ended up finding the … Read More

Japan – Leaving Tokyo and Heading South

Categories: Travel

Tuesday, 26 April 2016. I left Tokyo six days ago, heading to the first stop of my southern trek across Japan, to the mountain town of Hakone. Hakone is south of Yokohama, which is in the same prefecture, of Kanagawa, and east of Mt. Fuji, which is in the Yamanashi prefecture. It is an area … Read More