Things I love about Okinawa.

It's no secret I live on Okinawa, Japan's sub-tropical southernmost prefecture, but I don't think I've ever extolled the wonders this entails. Allow me to fix that. Right now. In no particular order: All of the beaches. Let's start with a cliche shall we? Beaches. Okinawa has a fuck ton of them. If you're more [...]

Travel musings: 15th January 2017.

Another entry from my trusty travel diary. It's short but sweet. Nagoya caught me off guard. I knew it was going to be cold (and on that front it didn't disappoint), but snow?! Fuck. I have a lot of warm weather gear but I don't think I'm ever really prepared for snow. I despise the [...]

Travel musings: January 2nd 2017.

Another excerpt from my mini travel diary. Enjoy. We are leaving Kaohsiung a night early. After exhausting resources and things to do within the city in the first 24-48 hours, and discovering that everything we hoped to see were too far to reach using public transport (and hiring a car is out sadly because neither [...]

Travel musings: 31st December 2016.

Another excerpt from my tiny travel book. Enjoy. I've noticed an interesting thing. I'm sat on a train from Taipei to Zuoying (Kaohsuing), watching the countryside roll out from my cosy vantage on the HSR (High Speed Rail, it's basically a bullet train), and an odd little skill I picked up in my previous life [...]

Lost in translation.

I had an interesting conversation on Facebook the other day with a Japanese fellow about miscommunication. It was with regards to an exchange he had on Facebook with another user. The man in question regularly posts really great information in groups to help the foreign population of Okinawa get the best out of their time [...]

Be a good tourist.

This is something I've wanted to address for some time, and as the old adage goes: "no time like the present". Animal lover? Me too. It's fascinating to see animals I wouldn't normally, however, I'm not prepared to go to a place that exploits them in the name of entertainment. There are many places worldwide [...]