Moved around like contraband among anxious smugglers, I stepped out of the minivan and immediately onto our banca, or Filipino outrigger boat, under an ominous midnight sky. Continue reading
NB: The subject of race will feature heavily in this post. I write this with the awareness that such emphasis and terms are politically incorrect in the West, i.e. “coloured”. I also write this with the awareness that such terms are politically correct in South Africa. Continue reading
I had finally made it.
What began as curious wonder aged 4 years old after exposure to Sonic the Hedgehog on the Sega Megadrive had manifested in a flight to Narita airport and me writing this on-board a Shinkansen (bullet train) speeding at 200 miles per hour. Continue reading
We couldn’t go to Japan without seeing Hiroshima. Continue reading
We rocketed south to the province of Kyushu in our last bullet train with two goals in mind: to meet an old friend and set course for tropical Japan. Continue reading
We travelled to Kanazawa on a whim. I wanted to experience some of the iconic culture Japan is known for, but outside of Kyoto Continue reading
It’s almost guaranteed that Kyoto will feature on an itinerary when planning a trip to Japan. Continue reading