Weekend in Hokkaido – Where to go, and what to see!
Why Running Away with the Circus was the Best Way to Travel
Hokkaido is a large island in the north of Japan. For a good part of the year, the island is covered in a thick blanket of snow, and the views are amazing. In February, I went for a weekend there to celebrate my birthday, and I’m here to give you my itinerary so you can see […]
Nara Deer, oh dear! Feed the deer at Nara Park!
I genuinely could not believe that I was hanging from the ceiling by my wrist, being spun round and round at top speed, wearing a sparkly blue leotard – this was not how I imagined my summer in America to be ending! But I guess this is what I get for running away with the […]
Kiyomizu Temple: A Day of Selfies and Ice Cream
When people come to Japan, they usually visit the big cities – Tokyo, Osaka and Kyoto. And while these are fantastic, and you definitely should go, there is a very special place, not far from Osaka that should be slapped onto your itinerary for sure; and that place is Nara. Nara Just a short, 10 […]
Monkeys in Japan – The Year of the Monkey!
I’ve lived in Kyoto for almost two years now, and my apartment is in a great location. I can walk to the bars and restaurants of Kawaramachi easily, and I pass through the geisha district to do so; I’m well-linked with railways around the city; and I’m a stones throw from one of the biggest […]
New Orleans Weekend: Rainbows and Aliigators
If you’ve been following my blog, you’ll probably have noticed that a few of my adventures heavily involve animals of some kind. And, since this is the year of the monkey in Japan, I’m going to tell you all about the best monkey experiences I’ve had in this amazing country. Arashiyama Monkey Sanctuary High on […]
New York Mini Break: Nibbling the Big Apple
New Orleans. The Deep South. A Gay Pride Festival. That was the end of my American adventure. Before coming to the US, I’d never really thought about visiting this amazing city – but I am so glad I did. We only spent 3 days here, but it was definitely the highlight of my trip. New […]
Mud Baths: Getting Dirty in Turkey
My travels across America were pretty hectic. I was working over there, and we were travelling to a new state every week. Days off were sporadic, but we didn’t care. We were having so much fun! When the summer tour was finally over, we all went our separate ways for some travelling of our own. […]
Penguins in Japan: Finding Happy Feet
Hold your horses and calm down, not THAT kind of dirty! I’m talking mud baths! Mud Baths When I was living in Turkey, we all made friends with the guys that ran the local tour company. They were so friendly and inviting, and of course, this meant mates rates and staff deals – yay! So, […]
Penguins in Japan Surprisingly, so many of my adventures here in Japan have been centred around animals. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve always loved animals, I always thought they were cute, but I’d never sought them out quite so much before. And even more surprisingly, I’ve actually had lots of opportunities to enjoy experiences with […]