October 07

This is Australia – A bush sunset

Watching the bush come to life as the sun turns the world golden over Boonah, nestled in the heart of the Scenic Rim southwest of Brisbane.       Advertisements

September 25

This is Australia – The Scenic Rim

A short break exploring the glorious Scenic Rim area just south west of Brisbane, in the ‘Land Down Under’.  

September 23

This is Australia – The Brisbane Valley

A late afternoon drive through beautiful surrounds in the Brisbane Valley, about 100km from the city of Brisbane.        

September 02

Abandoned?

A seemingly abandoned temple in rurual Ishikawa Prefecture.  Though there is a caretaker attached to the Shinto shrine next door, it is quite some time since this vast complex was a functioning temple.  Everything, including the purpose-built hotel on the grounds, stands empty and oddly silent.  

August 27

Hiatus over – Rainy Kanazawa

Apologies for going silent for two months. There’s been a lot happening – namely wrapping up my time in Mie Prefecture to head elsewhere in Japan for more adventures. So stay tuned! Now it’s back to work for me, sharing my travels in Japan with you. Here are some shots from a recent rainy day […]

June 30

Saturday afternoon by the bay – Stanley Bay in Hong Kong

Watching the world chill out on a gloriously sunny Saturday afternoon at the ever gorgeous Stanley Bay in Hong Kong.

June 27

Vintage Car Rally, Japan.

A vintage car rally of yesteryear came to Tsu recently.  La Festa Primavera was a three-day rally from Nagoya to Kyoto that attracted many stunning vintage cars from Japan and overseas. For more details, check the offical event page here:     

June 25

Cherry blossom avenue, Shinhidaka, Hokkaido.

The spot in Hokkaido to best appreciate the cherry blossoms must certainly be the Nijukken Cherry Tree Avenue (二十間道路桜並木) in Shinhidaka, about three hours by car from Sapporo.  Set in the heart of Japan’s version of Kentucky, you can admire the blossoms surrouned by the season’s new thoroughbred foals. Shinhidaka is thoroughbred breeding central for Japan […]

June 23

Hong Kong by Day

Out and about in the midst of Hong Kong’s daily hustle and bustle.    

June 11

Cherry blossoms at Goryokaku Fort in Hakodate, Hokkaido

This five-point star shaped fort was once the sight of a battle in 1869 between the Tokugawa Shogunate and the newly established Meiji Government during the Meiji Restoration. But these day’s its perhaps the most famous place in Hokkaido to see cherry blossoms which peak in the first week of May.  Thousands of trees line the edges […]

June 05

Hokkaido – A drive from Chitose to Hakodate

A day trip along the wild coast of Hokkaido to it’s most southern city, Hakodate.          

June 02

Derby Day, Japan Style

Photos from a day out at Tokyo Racecourse on Japan Derby Day.    

May 26

Green escape in Kibune, Kyoto.

A glorious day in the leafy ‘retreat’ that is Kibune (貴船), a small town just north-west of Kyoto (京都).  During the opressive Japanese summer, this town is the choice among Kyoto residents for a cool break away from the heat. Not hard to see or feel why.      

May 15

Peony Festival, Hasedera in Nara

       

April 24

Spring in the Japanese countryside

Spring comes in a flurry of flowers to the Japanese countryside in the tiny town of Kubota in Mie Prefecture.