Archive for September, 2011

We walked ourselves silly today – temples, shrines, slides and sushi

We walked ourselves silly today – temples, shrines, slides and sushi

Two days in a row we have taken full advantage of the perfect weather and stomped around Kyoto. By perfect, I mean perfect – clear days with fluffy clouds here … Continue reading

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

 
Snippet in China – The King of the hutong in Beijing

Snippet in China – The King of the hutong in Beijing

I had to have him the moment I saw him down the alley, fanning himself and sitting like a king amongst the rundown setting of the old hutongs of Beijing. … 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