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…Is this thing still on?

Hello? Oh haaaaiiii šŸ‘‹šŸ» just going to dust this off and we’re ready to go!

Jokes aside, it’s nice to be back after a brief (albeit, unintended) hiatus. I had a feeling a quick break may come around the convergence of a few major work projects, but I had plans to make up for that. Such plans… Then life forced my hand a little bit (pun intended – keep reading for the punchline).

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Bright lights in the City: Osaka Edition

One thing I love about traveling isĀ that inevitablyĀ something will take me by surprise. Whether it’s a city, new food, or the ability to stretch outĀ in a park with a book in one hand and cider in theĀ other as the hours melt away, each trip is punctuated byĀ places and moments that astonish me in the most delightful ways. While we were in Japan that was delivered by our days in and aroundĀ Osaka.

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Kyoto Part 2: Forests and Torii

Wandering through the vermillion torii of the Fushimi Inari shrine

After wandering the streets of Kyoto, and feeling like we were stepping back in time, weĀ traveled to the edges of the city visiting Arashiyama and Fushimi Inari, spending a day surrounded by bamboo forests and vermillion torii.

Side note – theseĀ are both tourist hotspots any time of year. Given theĀ crowds we’d encountered simply because it was cherry blossom season, we knew thatĀ both locations were going to be very busy.

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Tokyo Drifting

Tokyo at set

Just a snippet of this massive and wonderful city.

Okay first things first – I cannot believe we didn’t watch Fast & Furious: Tokyo Drift before coming to Japan… Oh well, movie viewing for when we’re fighting off the jet lag at home šŸŽ

As I mentioned here, Paul and I tackled Tokyo by neighbourhood so I decided to share some stories and snaps to this amazing city by ‘hood as well.

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The land of the rising sun

Sakura in bloom over the Naka Meguro river, Tokyo.

In the words of Adele, hello from the other side… of the world! I know it’s been pretty quiet over on here over the pastĀ week and there is a good reason – I’ve been filling my days exploring every nook and cranny of beautiful Japan!

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