A whale of a time with 2 Humpbacks

Due to the nature of events and the subsequent regulation, I’m unable to share certain details such as the ‘guides’ or ‘company’ name and thus will refer to them as such. So, it’s 8am and we’re on the boat heading out of Drake bay. The group is uncharacteristically very small, with just myself, an American/Costa…

The Danish Key to the City of Happiness

For my second week in Denmark, I’ve chosen to immerse myself in the urban life of the everyday Danish citizen. Visiting the great cities of Copenhagen and Aarhus, I’ve fulfilled the happiness actions of connecting with friendly locals, continuing my learning with several museum visits, being active via bike exploration and as a result taking…

TOP 10: Night Photographs of Matsumoto Castle

Throughout the day I snapped a few photos of the castle and freely wondered the charming grounds. Through my observations I noted there were several strategically placed inactive floodlights and of course, a huge moat. In my mind this only meant one thing – potential for incredible reflections. Returning under moonlight, the gamble paid off and below are…

Mount Fuji

One of the main reasons I travelled to the enchanted islands of Japan, was to witness the pulchritude of Mount Fuji with my own 2 eyes… Some of my favourite photographs of the mountain are taken in the winter months – when the peak is aptly embellished with snow. However, as I was visiting in…

Harajuku – Shibuya

Takeshita Dori is the heart of Harajuku. Known for it’s indie fashion stores, fad creators and several quirky places to eat – it naturally attracts a somewhat unique audience. A few of the usual suspects are entrepreneurs, foodies, ‘misfits’, Keyser Söze, the hip Tokyo youth, artists and of course – tourists!

SHINJUKU

Close your eyes and picture Tokyo…. what do you see?

Fluorescent neon lights, outlandish architecture, gigantic department stores, picturesque parks, side street bars, penthouse karaoke, Bill Murray, michelin star restaurants, the odd robot maybe?

If the above is what you envisage, then Shinjuku is the place to be

Kyu Yasuda Garden

  “WOW” was the first word that came to mind. I know, not very descriptive, but it’s what happens when you’re truly speechless. To the path on my right there’s a gorgeous couple strolling in traditional kimono attire. To the path on my left there’s a small group of elderly people, perched on tiny foldout…