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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
A close up of the Kanji etched into the orange Torii of Fushimi Inari shrine, Kyoto, Japan.
A beautiful Parisian scene sparkles and changes colour at Tenjin subway station, Fukuoka, Japan.
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 [...]
The sun is setting on Okinawa, Japan, ahead of Typhoon Chaba's arrival. This was taken on October 2nd, 2016.
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 [...]
I've been thinking over the past week about where I should start, and where I want to go with this blog.