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Trip: Asia, North

There are [3] stories from my trip: Asia, North


Osaka

JAPAN | Saturday, 24 Sep 2011 | Views [465]

To say that Kyoto and Osaka are not much like says not much at all. Kyoto is a neat and compact city no more than a few hours walk in any direction and bordered on the north by rolling hills. Osaka sprawls. It is a port city, and the port itself is ... Read more >


Kyoto

AUSTRALIA | Saturday, 17 Sep 2011 | Views [419]

Kyoto, that 'glorious city of temples and palaces', is in the rain. This is welcome relief. For the last two weeks Tokyo has sweated under a blanket of heat, humidity, and still air. Instead today locals extend umbrellas when crossing the street and ... Read more >


Tokyo

JAPAN | Saturday, 10 Sep 2011 | Views [392]

Tokyo felt hardly strange. This makes no sense. The population of the city alone exceeds that of Australia. It is crowded, densely packed, perpetually on the go. Shop signs and hoardings are written in mix of three impenetrable alphabets. This, after ... Read more >