“There are hardships and there are delights.” – Japanese Proverb Hiroshima Castle/Carp Castle was constructed in the 1590s, but was destroyed by the atomic bombing on August 6, 1945. It was rebuilt in 1958, a replica of the original that now serves as a museum of Hiroshima’s history before World War II.
“I told him there was one city that they must not bomb without my permission and that was Kyoto.” – Henry L. Stimson Hiroshima and Nagasaki were on my list because of the a-bombs being dropped. I am a bit of a history buff, and visiting these places, actually standing where monumental historical events took … Continue reading Japan :: Hiroshima Hypocenter
“A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving.” – Lao Tzu February 26th 2019 I will officially have been travelling for two years. I am writing this blog post a little ahead of time as I am getting ready for my trip to China. I’ll be arriving in China second … Continue reading YEAR 2 :: My second year of travel
“Nagoya? I heard about Nagoya, saw it on the map, I just didn’t think anyone actually got off the train there…” – Nathanael I did a short pitstop in Nagoya just because I had time, and completely mis-calculated so my Japan Rail Pass expired while I was there… Moronic, but fortunately not fatal. Not even … Continue reading Nagoya :: Nagoya Castle
“In Nagasaki, American planes did drop warning leaflets – but not till Aug. 10, a day after the city was bombed.” – Lydia Millet Nagasaki is the capital and the largest city of Nagasaki Prefecture on the island of Kyushu in Japan. The city’s name means “long cape” in Japanese. Just like Hiroshima Nagasaki was … Continue reading Japan :: Nagasaki Hypocenter
“Go to MIyajima. See the Torii. Eat. Sleep. Get on boat.” – Japanese dude Sometimes I forget what I know and what I have read. There’s so many countries to see in the world and so much in each of them, even if I’ve researched where I am going I miss stuff I knew was … Continue reading Japan :: Miyajima Island
“Even monkeys fall from trees.” – Japanese Proverb I did three things in Kyoto, the Fushimi Inari shrine, the Nishiki Market and a stay at a ryokan. On the way to Kyoto, from the Shinkansen, I got some awesome shots of Mount Fuji too. I was super lucky, it was the clearest of days and … Continue reading Japan :: Kyoto
CAMBODIA Phnom Penh :: Prison 21 & The Killing Fields (2018) Siem Reap :: Angkor Wat & my personal favourite (2018) CHINA The Great Wall of China (Badaling) (2019) The Forbidden City (2019) Teach and Travel China (2019) The Great Wall of China (Mutinayu) (2019) Shanghai (2019) HONG KONG Hong Kong is CrazySexyCool (2018) INDONESIA … Continue reading Asia