Soaking Snow Monkeys in Japan

Written on Tuesday, January 3, 2023 by

As a teenager I was fascinated by the film ‘Baraka’ which depicted scenes from all around the globe. One particularly intriguing sequence was that of the Japanese snow monkeys, who escape the harsh temperatures of […]

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A few days in the Japanese Alps

Written on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 by

After a few days in the metropolis that is Tokyo, it was time to venture out and see the magnificent countryside, heading westwards towards the Japanese Alps. My day began taking a local train to […]

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Tokyo & First Cherry Blossoms

Written on Monday, December 2, 2019 by

On arriving into Tokyo, I was wondering how long it would be before I spotted the first cherry blossoms.  The transfer bus took about an hour from the airport to our hotel, but it seemed […]

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