I thought I was strong enough…I guess not

When I heard the news, I was ecstatic. My favourite actress was coming to Australia and I wanted to be front and centre at where she was going to be in early April…Lucy Lawless at Supanova! But I’m in Perth; she’d be in Melbourne. So without even giving it a second thought, I purchased my […]

Land of awkward moments with nudity, toilets and quakes

It’s been a whirlwind long weekend for me, jetting off to Japan for three days to enjoy the sights and sounds of three cities in the Ibaraki Prefecture – Sawara, Kashima and Itako, just north east of Tokyo, and it’s the awkward and random experiences during those three days that will be most memorable. I […]

Poppies and peace

On recent travels to Canberra in July for a weekend, I only had the opportunity to do the touristy thing at one attraction so after much debate and looking at a city map for about an hour, I decided the only option was the War Memorial – to pay my respects to those who gave […]

Queenstown Quickie in New Zealand

Queenstown, New Zealand is without a doubt one of the coldest placest I’ve ever been to in recent years, but certainly one of the most chilled out and relaxed towns on the planet, and I am happily already making arrangements to go back next April. Surrounded by rugged hillside and mountains, towering over and beyond […]

A journey through nostalgic Tokushima, Japan PART 4

[Read the original copy by clicking here] Visiting Tokushima Prefecture has been an experience like no other; it is a region full of spirituality, culture, perfection, nature, and people and whilst I’m in the midst of my last few days, I can only hurriedly prepare to make arrangements of a return. Nostalgic Tokushima indeed has […]

A journey through nostalgic Tokushima, Japan PART 3

[Read the original copy by clicking here] Tokushima Prefecture is a region of sheer perfection when it comes to Japanese culture and tradition. Nestling on the island of Shikoku, Tokushima is bordered by the northern Sanuki Mountains and southern water bays. The region is a vast and stark reminder of how quickly one can live […]

A journey through nostalgic Tokushima, Japan PART 2

[Read the original copy by clicking here] The island of Shikoku is the smallest of Japan’s four islands, and the fresh air of the mountains in Oboke Koboke allows humanity to breathe new life into its soul, and show the true nature of a rural backwater that remains elusive and genuine. I continue my journey […]

A journey through nostalgic Tokushima, Japan PART 1

[Read the original copy by clicking here] The Shinkansen bullet train ride from Kyoto City, through Okayama train station and onto the island of Shikoku is scenic and calming, showing a vast change from bustling city life to the existence of real country living. It is one of Japan’s four main islands, but is seldom […]