As today (20th October 2017) marks 10 years since my first trip here, I decided to go through all my photos and make a short collection. However, instead of only finding about 10-20, I ended up picking about 300. That’s a few too many, so I went through it again and culled it down a … More 5-Star Photos
Summer’s here in Japan, and I’m deliberately sweating out a lot of my body weight by writing this in an un-air-conditioned room. I’m not sure why, but it feels like the right thing to do. We’ve just taken the kids to the African Safari in Oita, Japan. Here’s a google maps link for those that … More Oita African Safari Park
Something stirs inside of me. I roll over in bed, searching for my phone. I over-reach and the now too-familiar pain in my wrist causes me to wince. Still, it’s better than before. Four months with the wrist brace and I have to admit there has been improvement. The tendonitis probably would have been better … More 28th Birthday
I like to travel. I like to experience new things. That being said, sometimes you just get burned out and want to sit at home and binge-watch Archer or something. Burnout is a real thing, and it’s a little insidious. Initially, you don’t realise that anything is different, but if you get the chance to … More Some time in Asia
Just a quick snap. I got caught in a sudden rainstorm but I had to stop and take this photo, even though I only had my phone…. The rain really made the sun sexy.
Not that I want to promote the event or anything but I managed to get some pics at the Air Race. These are the Small JPEGS via the camera WiFi; if someone has a burning desire for higher resolutions just leave a comment and I’ll upload them later.
Japan is a really diverse country; especially for one so homogeneous when it comes to the population. This is partly due to the island nature of the country, and partially due to the oppressive rule of the shogunate that lasted from 1192-1860-ish. This restricted the movement of commoners, so different prefectures developed a lot of … More Weird Japanese Festivals – The Scarecrow Festival