Japan: 15: Home At Last

A typhoon started moving into Japan the last day I was there. I spent that day packing while listening to torrential rain. My flight out of Osaka was at 23.45, but I was terrified it would be delayed, or worse, cancelled. Amy was out that morning, but as soon as she got back we raced …

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Japan: 14: Top of the World

Our brief day in Osaka started later than we hoped it would, but we finally got there in the early afternoon.  There was one main attraction I wanted to see in Osaka which was the Umeda Sky Building. We made a slight detour on the way to get Halloween donuts, and then we were on …

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 …