India & Taiwan 2018, On route to Jaipur

Today was a day on the road, with a lunch break along the way. The building interior was beautiful and there was a rather spectacular historical site nearby. After lunch there was more driving again until we arrived in Jaipur. The only arranged activity for the day was a visit to Chowki Dhani. This was …

India & Taiwan 2018, Exploring Delhi

Day 2 of the tour started and it was a busy day. First stop Jama Masjid for a quick (very very quick) run around to barely see the area and then it was immediately out and onto a rickshaw for a quick ride across to the spice market. Wasn’t great timing as everything was shut …

India & Taiwan 2018, The day it all began in Delhi

Well this is the start of a series of posts that I’ve been avoiding for getting close to a year. Yes, my procrastination ability is that good. Normally, I would save my thoughts until the wrap up post but there have been good reasons why I’ve been avoiding this. Or at least I think they’re …

Japan 2016, Wrap Up

Overall what we did: 24 days in Japan. 1.5 days in Tokyo, 2.5 days in Kyoto, 1 day running around like lunatics out to Himeji and the rest in Osaka / Wakayama Favourite part of Japan: Everything, but it would have to be family Key tip: Never cross the street if you haven’t seen the …

Japan 2016, Fireworks in Wakayama

A good day today as we hunted down a firework event not far from Takeshi’s family in Wakayama. A short train ride away from home, there were reasonable crowds and lot of people dressed up for the occasion in yukata’s. As usual there was a lot of food and game stalls which is always great …

Japan 2016, Downtown Osaka

Again just a few photos as our days in Japan at times were filled with a LOT of errands and preparation for a big family event. It was rather cool being in this area as the last time we were here Osaka’s tallest building was still under construction so now we were able to see …

Japan 2016, Countryside Osaka

One thing I enjoy about visiting Osaka is Takeshi’s family lives further out of the city in the country side. It’s a bit of train trip to get into the city centre but it’s very relaxing and quiet out in the country side.

Japan 2016, Gion Matsuri

After a short stay in Tokyo it was time to catch the Shinkansen to Kyoto in preparation for attending Gion Matsuri. Of course, we had to pick up a bit of lunch at Tokyo Station to take onto the train with us. Once we arrived in Kyoto we had a bit of time to wander …