Overview of our 3.5 days walking the Nakasendo Trail in the Kiso Valley of Japan.
In December 2019, we took a 35-minute bus-ride from Oishida Station (four stops from Yamagata Station) to Ginzan Onsen. The road wound through snowy fields of farmlands, seemingly abandoned in the winter. The boarded-up houses, some with plastic sheets flapping in the wind, lent a post-apocalyptic desolation to the landscape. We alighted in a parking... Continue Reading →
I have been to Kamikochi twice. I hope to visit it for the third time. The truth is, in terms of scenery, there are probably more epic mountains and valleys in the world, especially in Europe and North America. However in Asia, in terms of access, cost and facilities, Kamikochi is probably the best there... Continue Reading →
Seoul may seem kind of soul-less when you first get there; travelling from airport to city. Not much greenery, lots of drab concrete tenement-like buildings on the outskirts, then into the vehicular chaos of the CBD. But after a couple of visits there, I started discovering pockets of oases amidst the urban sprawl. Places where... Continue Reading →
If you are a Korean drama fan, you will know just how much food figures in Korean society. Almost any K-drama will include some food place where protagonists meet, kiss, lament, gorge themselves, battle, conjecture, drink themselves silly, you get the picture ...So, while we aren't exactly K-drama fans, we would still like to share... Continue Reading →