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Hello again Osaka, my first ever 'overseas destination', I'm back :) When I flew from Sydney to London in 2001 I had an overnight stop in Osaka- as an 18 year old it was exhilarating to suddenly be free but the nervousness of taking the first step out of the nest and into a land of very strange scenes, objects and food felt foreign. There were no English signs on the roads, the menus were all in Japanese and the toilet with so ...
... 128204;Japanese food is serious business. It's very much characterised by attention to detail, delineation of flavours and by the seasons. 📌In Japan, seasons represent the cycle of birth and death, so spring and autumn (the season we are currently in) are particularly important. In addition, seasons are also important in style and fashion. When I was getting my hair cut and coloured (an experience I wholeheartedly recommend - such ...
... left, she said she enjoyed our conversation and that she wants to meet again. She even sung me Happy Birthday. I thought that going to the school would be a bit sad and terrifying, since handicapped people sort of scare me and naturally you feel obliged to feel pity for them. But actually, all I felt was happiness, it was so rewarding to help Saki with her English, and generally the students are so lovely, not loud and disrespectful like ...
... which was just
spectacular. There are one thousand torii (arches) painted bright
orange spread around a forested area. A pathway wanders 4kms up the
mountain lined with these torii. As you climb higher up the pathway,
an eerie mist forms ahead. Interestingly each torii seems to be paid
for by a private company, who pays a certain amount for say 10-100
torii to be maintained. The company gets their name carved on the
back of the torri, so on the walk back to the ...
... Kyoto gives a lesson to all its visitors with its sophisticated simplicity and unparalleled beauty.
After another (would be our last) sleepless overnight bus ride for Marios as I subconsciously manoeuvred myself to sleep on him no matter what he did, we reached Kyoto in the early morning and caught a taxi to our new homestay aka Tree-house according to the owner, Jackie. We were immediately impressed with what we saw around us, Kyoto is such an antithesis to Tokyo as ...