You Can’t Have The Good Without Some Bad – 2013

Jan 08, 2014 No Comments by

The New Year just hit last week and now after everyone has recovered from all the parties and general craziness it means it’s time to do the cliché thing and write a year retrospective along with what the next year will (hopefully) bring. For me 2013 was a very interesting year, it was all about […]

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My Tokyo Story Part 3: SensoJi & The Electric City

Dec 19, 2013 2 Comments by

Tokyo was such an amazing city to visit and although I barely even scratched the surface of it after two posts I still have plenty to talk about, so without further ado. Tokyo although I much more modern city when compared to Kyoto still has plenty of historical landmarks and cultural sights with SensoJi being […]

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Korean Kulture – Gender Equality

Dec 10, 2013 2 Comments by

Globally gender equality is still considered a pipe dream by many; and of course it varies greatly country to country but when a highly developed nation like Korea weighs in at 111/136 you can’t help but feel there is a problem. In the latest study from the World Economic Forum painted a rather dark picture […]

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My Tokyo Story Part 2: Harajuku And Beyond

Dec 06, 2013 No Comments

Welcome back to the contiunation of My Tokyo Story. Today I explore some of the most popular locations in the city; the quirky youth centric Harajuku, the ever busy Shibuya, and the Zen-like tranquillity of the Hama Rikyu Gardens. Tokyo like any world city is a sprawling metropolis made up of many districts. Each has […]

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My Tokyo Story Part 1: What Tokyo Means To Me

Nov 28, 2013 2 Comments

So this is the big one, Tokyo the epicentre of Asia, a huge and influential city and the centre for all things high-tech and technology based and this is my Tokyo story. Ever since I was young Tokyo has always had a major draw for me. Growing up in the 90s and seeing Tokyo (and […]

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Korean Kulture – Pepero Day (빼빼로데이) 11/11

Nov 11, 2013 No Comments

Today marks Remembrance Day back home in the UK which celebrates the brave men of the first gruelling world war. It is held on the 11th day of the 11th month with a two minute silence being observed across the country at the 11th hour which marked the end of the war as The Treaty […]

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Takayama – From Fireworks To Fields And Everything Inbetween

Oct 29, 2013 4 Comments

Sometimes whilst travelling you are blessed with sheer happenstance when you happen to be in the right place at the right time. Luckily enough the stars aligned when I visited Japan in August as it happened to fall on the festival period. As a result of this Takayama – much like the rest of Japan- […]

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Takayama – Escaping The City

Oct 22, 2013 1 Comment

I knew very little about the city before I arrived except what my friend and travel companion had told me. “It’ll be a nice escape from the cities” she had said to me when we were drawing up the plans and potential itinerary. To be honest it’s not hard to persuade me to do things […]

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In-Focus: Tranquil Takayama

Oct 17, 2013 3 Comments

In-Focus is a series which tells the story of a place via photos creating a virtual tour using some of my favourite photos of that area. All photos are my own and have come from both my phone (Samsung Galaxy S4) and my DSLR (Canon EOS 600D) check out my specs here. Takayama is a destination that […]

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Kyoto – Fushimi Inari-Taisha

Oct 14, 2013 No Comments

Fushimi Inari-Taisha (also know as the fox temple) is quite the unique temple which is dedicated to Inari the god of rice. Since early Japan however Inari has also been seen as the patron of business, merchants, and manufactures. What I found fascinating was the number of fox statues that where at the temple – […]

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