Monthly Archives: May 2012

OLD PLACES NEW EYES

Our little trip to Macau took me by surprise. I had been there a couple of times before but my memory of it was vague. All I could remember was countless touristy shops selling strips of flattened pork and countless enormous building sites, as ten casinos were in the pipeline, all set to transform Macau […]

DECISIONES.

Era una calurosa tarde en un cibercafé de Yangon, donde estábamos decidiendo cual seria la ruta a seguir para llegar a Beijing. Analizamos la opción de hacerlo a través de Vietnam, volando a la ciudad de Hanoi y desde ahí cruzar por tierra a Guangxi, sur de China. La segunda idea era mas complicada, hacerlo […]

ARIGATOU GOZAIMASHITA

Japan wasn’t part of our planned route. But exceptionally cheap last minute flights made the chance to be in Japan for spring too good to refuse. Aside from the low airfares, the trip was only really made possible by the amazing hospitality of Japanese friends and their families who generously welcomed us into our homes. […]

SUNSET AT MIYAJIMA

One of my favourite sites on this trip. Sunset at Miyajima Island looking out to the Itsukushima Shrine. I can’t decide which picture I like the best. The first was taken by me right at sunset. the second by Roberto after the sun had set. It pays to be patient!

JAPANESE HOMESTYLE PRACTICE

My concern that we wouldn’t have enough space to practice at the hostel I had booked in Osaka proved needless. The room was Japanese style – futon beds on tatami mats. Just wake up, roll up the mat and voila – space! Sorry Roberto…your turn after me!