Australia 2017, Hobart

Just a few photos from beautiful Hobart. Was there for a couple of days for work – it’s a lovely quiet city to roam around, and the weather was perfect. Just warm enough to wander around and enjoy the sunlight without being too hot.

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 …