Hello world! It’s been a while so I thought I’d come back with a bang – literally! If there’s one thing I’ve learnt, and love, about Japan is that there’s always something to look forward to in every season; the vibrant colours of the autumn leaves, the illuminations during winter, the short but oh-so-sweet cherry … Continue reading
As I’ve stated in an earlier post, I’m more inclined to visit a place if I believe it’ll make a great photo. Should that place happen to be on top of a mountain only accessible by foot, I will still go. Since I was young I’ve had a habit of climbing things, big or small, … Continue reading
Dear Japan, Thank you for granting me a working visa last week – it looks like I’m here for another year. As of next Wednesday I’ll have been living Japan for 18 months (where did that time go?) and while my Japanese is still terribly poor, I’ve changed a lot. I’ve learnt how to deal … Continue reading
It’s recently been pointed out to me that my choice of places to visit is swayed by whether or not I think it’ll make a nice photo. Looking at these photos it’s quite possible. In fact, half of these were taken last week, but it’s was too pretty I went back again today. This place … Continue reading
Once a harbor railroad track, the Kishamichi Promenade is now a pedestrian walkway between Sakuragicho Station and Yokohama World Porters, that offers an ideal view of the Minato Mirai skyline. This view only gets better when the sun comes out and the cherry blossoms are in bloom.
Hanami – to take as many selfies beneath the cherry blossom trees as possible. Ok, so not quite the definition of hanami, but it might as well be. Every spring, when the cherry blossoms are in bloom, the tradition is to admire the flowers with a picnic of food and alcohol, along with thousands of other people. … Continue reading
Spring is always a beautiful season, but Japan takes it to a whole new level! I’m referring, of course, to the thousands of cherry blossom trees currently in bloom, covering the country in every shade of pink imaginable. It’s a beautiful sight that is far too short, meaning I’ve got my camera out whenever I’ve … Continue reading
Another warm, sunny Sunday in Yokohama – is it safe to say winter is over? My Sunday started once again with a coffee date while basking in the sun and people watching, with my love, Pierre Hermé. Perhaps you’ve heard of him? Yes, like all the well-known bloggers and instagrammers, I’ve become obsessed with macarons. … Continue reading