After a tiring day of exploring Kyoto’s temples, followed by a day trudging through the rain, we were ready to have some fun. Preferably indoors. So naturally, the day we…

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When I was younger I read Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden, and was captivated by the beautiful writing and depictions of the world of the geishas in Kyoto.…

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Our heads ringing with mild hangovers from our exploits in Golden Gai, we made our way to Tokyo station. Our journey to Takayama was convoluted by Japanese standards as it…

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Back in my old life in London, I was fortunate enough to work with a client whom I was particularly fond of. When I bid a slightly tearful farewell to…

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It seemed rather apt that our first glimpse of the Land of the Rising Sun should, indeed, be as the sun rose off the tip of our airplane wing. As…

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Here we are again – nine months on the road and not quiteready to call it quits yet. Back in Malaysia, we spent a few hours in Kuala Lumpur waiting…

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