Autumn in Japan
Wonders of Japan
Books About Japan
Autumn in Japan
Autumn in Japan: Aoni Onsen in AomoriNov 2020
If it was not for the promise of surrounding fall colors and an onsen only lit up with oil lamps, I would not find my way to the wonderful Aoni Onsen in Aomori and finally connect with the onsen experience. Aoni Onsen was like a scene from one of the novels of Tanazaki with its very traditional feel with each guest perfectly playing the part.
Autumn in Japan: Lake Towada and Oirase StreamOct 2020
Visiting Lake Towada has been on my list for some time as a fall outing but it was not until this year that I found the opportunity by timing it relatively right. Timing your trip for the peak fall colors is usually a difficult task.
Autumn in Japan: NikkoOct 2020
Even though we do not have to choose, I will get this out of the way right away. I would in any given year happily give up sakura season for an extended fall in Japan.
Travel Movies // Travel movies have always been a great source for me both for my travels and my music preferences. Here is a list including some of the travel movies that I watch either when I am not on the road as much as I would like to be or to get myself in the mood before an upcoming trip.
New Orleans // This is my second visit to New Orleans. My first trip was barely enough to introduce me to the better known side of New Orleans – the fun party town. I am this time determined to go deeper and dig into the history of this remarkable city.
Tromso // …but what if we don`t see the northern lights? Anywhere in Scandinavia is still worth the trip, especially in winter.
Travels in Asia
Winter Wonderland // Hokkaido – together with Iceland is among the most peaceful places I have ever been to in my life.
Land of Gods // Notes from a week long trip to Nepal. Land of gods and kind people.
Beijing a decade ago // Notes from a trip to Beijing nearly a decade ago to meet the most dynamic, changing, crazy but at the same time serene city in the World.
Thai Islands // An early post from Thai islands, a country where I was fortunate to spend months at a later date. It is addictive – not only the cuisine but the easiness of it.
Nov 2019 — I Don’t Like Airbnb
This may be my most controversial post up to date as I will declare something that will be despised by […]
I`m on my way to walk part of Iseji Route of Kumano Kodo. I reach for my camera bag a […]
Aug 2020 — Farewell to Fuji – Back to Canon
Farewell to Fuji – back to Canon. I today sold my X-Pro II and lens set – my main camera […]
Apr 2018 — Walking Kumano Kodo
It is 5 am in the morning. I will shortly start hearing the footsteps of the monks and their students. […]
Jan 2019 — In Praise of Road Walks: Circling Yakushima
You may ask – why would anyone desire to spend three days hiking or better to say walking in Yakushima […]
There is no question that Turkey is an archeological wonder and home to magnificent sites such as Ephesus and Pergamon […]
“Is Shimanami Kaido trail difficult for no serious bikers?” (you would know what I mean by no serious biker if […]
Dec 2018 — Travels of 2018
2018 has been an interesting year in terms of solo travels. Now looking back, I notice that I was away […]
Before we get into Arashiyama, let`s start with a question. Have you ever heard of Yamato Tanooka? In 2016, seven […]
May 2019 — Books About Japan
Japan is no doubt culturally one of the most fascinating countries but it can be very challenging to get a […]
I can safely call the tiny island of Tokashiki – thirty minutes off the coast from Nara – as my […]