The bamboo forest in Kyoto was a place I had wanted to go for so many years. A short distance into the Arashiyama area, take a turn up a small unassuming road and there it is, the bamboo forest. A beautiful area, cool in climate with tall shoots. With my slight detour I arrived a … More In Kyoto: The Bamboo Forest
You get out of the pretty Arashiyama train station and start walking. This Ghibli like area is beautiful, small roads and neighbourhoods that reflects the serene nature I was about to come upon. The sun was shining, it was warm and I was here to see the bamboo forest. I didn’t want to take the … More In Kyoto: Arashiyama
The Golden Temple. A beautiful building gilded to the nines with that can pull a crowd from all over the world. This beautiful site has had a fair amount of turmoil, everything around the pavilion was burnt down in the 1400s after the Onin war. Later in the 1950s a monk burnt the pavilion. Today the […]
I didn’t do too much research into the city of Kyoto before I left so I decided to walk and explore. I saw an opening with shops and went in and what I found was magic! One thing I loved about Japan was the fashion, people dress incredibly well, they have great neutral clothes with … More In Kyoto: Shopping Arcades and Markets
The Fushimi Inari Shrine. An incredible place that I had wanted to see for many years and I must say it didn’t disappoint. Sitting at the bottom of the Inari mountain starts the two hour meandering path up the mountain to the main shrine 233 meters above sea level. Inari is seen as the patron […]
I made a video about solo travel with some things I learnt along the way. Give it a watch! Do you solo travel? Have any horror stories?
Not only is this a great place to watch New Years fireworks but it’s great for a walk and to see another side of Edinburgh. Calton Hill is one of three dormant volcanic areas in Edinburgh. Pretty cool eh?You can see the monuments of Calton Hill from Princes Street, if you continue to the end … More In Edinburgh: Calton Hill