Guatemala Diaries – Day 7

I didn't actually need the alarm to wake up at 4:30 this morning. I've always had an uncanny (and irritating) habit of waking up just before my alarm when I have to catch a bus/taxi/plane in the morning. Further to that, I will also wake up at regular intervals throughout the entire night and my … Continue reading Guatemala Diaries – Day 7

Destination: A Day Trip – Nara, Japan

Using the city of Osaka as a base again for this trip, the next spotlight on Japan is the city of Nara. I was recommended to visit this city by a friend, and I'm extremely happy I took his advice. I was at the end of a 3 week snowboard trip on the island of … Continue reading Destination: A Day Trip – Nara, Japan

Destination: Sapporo (Hokkaido, Japan)

I'm not going to lie. I have a secret love affair with Japan. We had such an enduring romance that I couldn't stay away for more than 12 months at a time for the better part of the last decade. The people, the culture, the countryside, the wildlife, even the buildings. Everything. The real draw … Continue reading Destination: Sapporo (Hokkaido, Japan)