Uncategorized Unusual and Fascinating Tourist Attractions(7)

Unusual and Fascinating Tourist Attractions(7)

This is part 7 of a 10 part series that focuses on 100 unusual and fascinating tourist attractions from around the globe. Some we have been lucky enough to visit, yet some we yearn to set foot. From the weird and wacky, freaky to wondrous… Take a stroll through the series. Chamarel, Mauritius Check out the multicolored …

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Japan Japan Part 6 Osaka and home

Japan Part 6 Osaka and home

I hate last days of any holiday; there is that thought of the mundane life back home and the fear that you will miss that one special thing that makes your trip memorable. Rising to the sound of the birds chirping and nestling into Elena, we rose slowly together, neither of us really wanting to …

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Japan Japan Part 5 – Temple time in Kyoto

Japan Part 5 – Temple time in Kyoto

Dawn, it’s a mystical beast that robs you of your deepest dreams. I dare not wake the little sleeping Giant next to me… Oh well it’s a holiday and we can’t miss a moment. I donned my Kimono and carefully drew back the curtains. Light pierced the room turning night into day in an instant. …

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Japan Japan Part 4 – Exploring Kyoto

Japan Part 4 – Exploring Kyoto

From the end of the Nara Period (794), Kyoto has functioned as the crossroads of Japanese history. From its beginnings as the Kunikyo and Nagaokakyo settlements until the Emperor moved to Tokyo in 1868, it was the capital of Japan for over 1000 years. Even today, Kyoto is the cultural center of Japan, and continues …

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Japan Japan Part 3 Tokyo town and around

Japan Part 3 Tokyo town and around

DAY 3 – Tokyo town and around   We rose easy as we only had today in Tokyo. This evening we would be off to Kyoto.  Having checked out of the hotel and or bags stored safely in the lobby we were off to explore yet another part of Tokyo. We discussed the night before …

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Japan Japan Part 2 – Trains and Transport

Japan Part 2 – Trains and Transport

Day 2 – Trains and transport   We slept soundly and rose early. I was hungry and we didn’t organize breakfast so I went off in search of a drink. I found a small room by the elevators that had drink vending machines. These machines are great! I had a choice of beer, cold tea, fruit juice, jelly …

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Japan Japan Part 1

Japan Part 1

Land of the rising sun Once again Elena plans a trip so well in advance and you would expect that if such a trip was planned so far ahead then nothing would possibly go wrong. But let’s wind back the clock a few months. First there was a change of job for me. This came …

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