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Impressions of Japan

Impressions of Japan

Some photos from our 2-week trip to Japan in late July this year. Haven’t had a break for a while so was extra excited to be going. This was our first trip to Japan and it left a good first impression – getting around was so easy (train and bus systems were super efficient and people were generally very helpful), food was great (cheaper than what I was expecting), and lots of interesting places to see. I was surprised to find autumn hues in mid-summer. Tokyo subway. Maiko at Kyoto Station. Shibuya, Tokyo – one of the world’s busiest intersections. Floating Garden Observatory, Osaka. We cycled through this bamboo grove. Beautiful. My second night dinner – Japanese fast food. We had octopus dumplings (“takoyaki”) on the first night. All nice. Bento boxes were available everywhere – had quite a few of these for...

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Weekend at the Blue Mountains

Weekend at the Blue Mountains

Just came back from attending a wedding in the Blue Mountains – it was really nice and well coordinated, right down to every detail. Bride looked stunning, and the dress was one of the most exquisite that I’ve ever seen. On our return trip, we passed some beautiful scenery – I love autumn...

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