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Fortunate train cancellation

23 October 2017

Japan-Ome-Hiking-Garden - Fortunate train cancellation
Hiking in the plum tree gardens near Ome station

Finally, some photos of something mildly interesting! I awoke to grey and rain, the typhoon raged on, despite this I slept solidly on a rock soli....

Next town over

23 March 2017

Taiwan-Chiayi-Sun Shooting Tower-Garden - Next town over
An easy day trip to Chiayi from Tainan

Today being my last full day in Tainan, I decided to leave it and take the train to Chiayi (Jiayi), the next town over. Jiayi is where you can tak....


8 November 2016

Japan-Tokyo-Akihabara-Garden - Glay
A day exploring the streets and suburbs of Tokyo

Today the weather is very glay, you may think thats me being racist, however from the wikipedia article on the awesome Japanese band Glay - Offi....

Castles gardens and tourists

24 October 2016

Japan-Toyama-Kanazawa-Kenrokuen-Garden - Castles gardens and tourists
Travelling to Kanazawa and the Kenrokuen garden

Kanazawa has the same population as Toyama, and yet it seems 10 times bigger. It is sometimes referred to as little Kyoto, as a result, there are ....

I hate buses

21 March 2014

Taiwan-Taichung-Garden-Beef - I hate buses

The Taichung bus system turns any activity into an 8 hour journey. I went to a big park on top of a hill, you would think it would be a popular sp....

More mountains, Kobe

16 March 2014

Japan-Kobe-Hiking-Garden-Takaoyama - More mountains, Kobe

In a rather familiar order of events, this morning I took a train some place and climbed a mountain, because I am just so predictable. Today the d....

Mountain garden

29 March 2013

China-Chongqing-Botanic Garden - Mountain garden

The day looked fairly bright, so it was time to navigate to a nearby mountain. The one I selected had a world famous botanical garden, I know its ....

Humble administrator

10 September 2012

China-Suzhou-Garden-Architecture - Humble administrator

I have been to Suzhou before, last time it was a grey and polluted day and one of the first days I spent on the mainland. That day was long and ho....

Ginza and a garden

8 March 2012

Japan-Tokyo-Garden-Ginza-Ramen - Ginza and a garden

Its grey, cold and threatening to rain. This has a strange effect on the throngs of people. Rather than standing and waiting politely at pedestria....

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