A wandering bird's-eye overview of most things even vaguely related to travel, and an opportunity for writers, artists and photographers to contribute the historical, the hysterical, the quirky and quixotic... anything with heart.

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Detonation - heeding Hiroshima

The tram takes The Excellent Husband and I out from the centre of Kyoto, where we are staying, th...read more

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4 years ago
Bathtime in Hell's Valley

Steaming Japanese pools and ragged cliffs; cold winds, a forest bare; icy mountain paths and...read more

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4 years ago
Ruby red, both bright and dark

Hayashi ‘Estate  Goichi' Cabernet 2013 - There's a juicy fillet of grilled Shinsyu b...read more

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4 years ago
Fly away

Destination = Haneda Airport, Tokyo, Japan - An innovative airport visit with an inspired, up...read more

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4 years ago
A walk in the forest

Destination = Kumano, Wakayama, Japan - An atmospheric, dream-loaded sequence shrouded in...read more

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4 years ago
In chorus, but not in tune

Destination= Greater Tokyo, Japan -  A feverish montage; the most enigmatic and...read more

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4 years ago
Waiting at Shibuya Crossing

I'm standing at the  Hachiko entrance to Tokyo's Shibuya Station, and ask abo...read more

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5 years ago