Japan: 13: A Lost Day

The 19th felt like a lost day. After the last few days neither of us were feeling 100%, and as Amy had urgent things to do, the decision was made to have a lazier day. The day started with us walking to the next town over from Amy's in order to run some errands. The …

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Japan: 10: Stationery Overload and Torrential Rain

The next day started, again, with torrential rain. It was Amy's last day of work, so while she was out for the morning I took myself off to Ito to have a look at the upper floors. The store was massive and I had looked on the top two floors, but not properly. I also …

Japan: 9: Harborland

We woke up on Sunday morning expecting to go to Kyoto, however, our plans changed very quickly. Amy really wasn't feeling well, and it was raining intensely. Instead of making the over 2 hour long journey to Kyoto, we decided to put that off and visit somewhere closer to home-Kobe Harborland. Harborland is a shopping …

Japan: 8: National Treasure

Our day in Himeji started with what is probably it's most visited attraction, Himeji Castle. Himeji Castle is the famous white castle and is the only Japanese castle to survive the Second World War. As a result it is deemed a national treasure and so it was be rude not to visit, right? Josh and …

A Winter’s Trip to Birmingham

Last weekend my sister and I took a trip to Birmingham to visit the Frankfurt Christmas Market. It's the biggest German Christmas market outside of Germany and we'd heard lots of good things. As my sister is living much closer to the Midlands now, we decided to take a trip. It took us about an …

Japan: 5: Crows and Peaches

I was eager to explore Okayama, so I had an early start. After going to the tourist information centre, and being told to get a bus, which I promptly ignored, I walked to Okayama Castle. I love European castles and was looking forward to seeing Japanese castles. Okayama Castle wasn't as far away as I'd …