Journey in Japan a day-by-day account

Journey in Japan with our day-by-day account as we trek across the country, explore the local culture, experience exotic foods and meet interesting people. This is not meant to be a rough guide but a general account of each day we spent in Japan. Below is a summary of our first journey in Japan with links to

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Tahoto Pagoda on Miyajima Island (Itsukushima)

Miyajima Island (Officially known as Itsukushima) is a beautiful and magical place. Miyajima itself translates to shrine island and to the local people it is seen as the island of the gods. To get to Miyajima you have to take a short ferry ride from Hiroshima and cross the sea. For a short moment in time it

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My Top 5 Favourite Ramen Restaurants in London

I suppose, like many western people, I was first introduced to ramen in the form of instant noodles. Cheap packets of chicken flavoured noodles soon became my favourite. But it wasn’t until sometime in 2013 that I started to learn what real ramen was. In the spring of 2014 I travelled to Japan for the very

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The Palace of Westminster

On a cloudy afternoon while strolling by the Houses of Parliament, the lighting was good and the scene was ripe for a snapshot. I must admit that this building has become an iconic reminder of London in the United Kingdom. Where ever I go in London, few buildings have such a magnificent impact. But although

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Down a street in Asakusa Tokyo

From my trip to Japan, this was a street we walked down one late night in Asakusa, Tokyo. If you like old Japan, Asakusa is one of the best places for a first time visitors. Asakusa is a tourist attraction with various temples and many old style buildings. But it seems that recently, many more

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A view of Lake Travis

A view of Lake Travis in Austin, Texas. While visiting my cousins in Austin Texas, we had an opportunity to visit Lake Travis with a terraced view from the restaurant Oasis. At the time (December 2014), there was a drought warning for Austin. The water level for Lake Travis was low and you could see

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