So I wrote this piece for a travel writing competition. The task was to describe a local connection in seven hundred words. My essay didn’t
The steam rises, gently caressing the edges of the bamboo-pattern tiles. A pipe (real bamboo this time) brings bubbling, warm water from a hot spring.
In my more cynical moments, I’ve grumbled that all Japanese cities look the same, an endless expanse of YouMe malls, flat pack apartments and telegraph
People travel to find themselves, don’t they? Well, I get the feeling I quite like being lost. I’m gearing up to travel before Japan before
This week, I took a short trip to Shimane Prefecture. I stayed for two nights and planned to document it all in a single blog.