Japan

Snippet in Gion – Geisha?

Snippet in Gion – Geisha?

By the numerous accounts of people seeing ‘geisha’ in the city, you may be left with the impression that they are a usual sight around Kyoto. In fact, most of … Continue reading

An umbrella kind of day

An umbrella kind of day

Talas might have passed over us quite uneventfully, but it sure brought around a bit of rain. We are seasoned Asia travelers though and whip out our rain jackets left … Continue reading

 
Day 188 – A snippet

Day 188 – A snippet

 
We were fully prepared for a mess when we woke up this morning. Instead, the quiet of the outside ensured that we were not awake until almost 11am. Dutifully I … Continue reading

Day 187 – waiting for Talas in the International Manga Museum

Day 187 – waiting for Talas in the International Manga Museum

Big storm, wanna be typhoon, Talas is slowly approaching us from the vast Pacific. The main sign of its impending visit is the rain and random gushes of wind blasts … Continue reading

 
Day 185 – more alley walking, temples and sushi

Day 185 – more alley walking, temples and sushi

Today was a late start again.
After a gyoza, frozen peas, yogurt and omelet breakfast (almost lunch really) on our low lying table, we finally left he house and headed to … Continue reading

Day 184

Day 184

It is 2am and technically its tomorrow, but I am determined to write each day a bit, so…
After a late start, we walked to the department store a few tiny … Continue reading

 
Yesterday’s late night blabs

Yesterday’s late night blabs

The kids just went to bed and its close to midnight, a scenario that has been repeating quite often in the last few weeks. Although it doesn’t really matter, its … Continue reading

Snippet from Osaka

Snippet from Osaka

 
I wonder if its possible to judge a country by the look of a manhole cover… This one would be pretty accurate.

 
On the Xin Jian Zhen from Shanghai to Osaka

On the Xin Jian Zhen from Shanghai to Osaka

I have always had a fear of boats. Not boats exactly, but the vastness of the open seas and in particular the idea of being surrounded by water with no … Continue reading

Japan, I missed you!

Japan, I missed you!

I doubt there is a better way to arrive in Japan than on a boat. Seeing the first small islands in the distance made my heart flutter and slowly making … Continue reading