In Kyoto, it is all about slowing down and relaxing. The former imperial capital of Japan is located on the island of Honshu and home to many Shinto shrines, peaceful gardens and traditional wooden town houses known as machiya.
Amidst the temples and shrines you can explore centuries of history and stories waiting to be discovered. You will then venture through the cobbled streets of Gion and immerse yourself into a world of tea ceremonies, flower arrangements, calligraphy, Japanese puppet shows and, of course, the world famous (and elusive) Geisha. Continue reading “A Beginners Guide to Kyoto”
The annual Anzac Day march, which has been a tradition since the end of World War One, has been cancelled across Australia and New Zealand. However, many people will still commemorate the day by lighting a candle and standing out the front of their houses. A united tribute remembering those who fought proudly for their country. However, there is still one tradition that all Australians can still enjoy from the safety of their homes – the humble Anzac Biscuit. Continue reading “History of the Anzac Biscuit”
As we grow older our perceptions of people, places, things and the world change. You start to see that things are not as they were taught. When you were young, you depended on the adult figures in your life to teach you about the world. You believed them because they were the people you grew up to believe, such as: teachers, parents, doctors, police officers and so on. At the time you did not understand those teachings were based upon their own perceptions of the world. Perceptions that they learned from their adult figures. Continue reading “Changing Perceptions”
The prospect of domestic travel is on the horizon for Australia, so this week’s post is a reflection on the trip I took to Central Australia in 2016. With international travel off the cards for the foreseeable future, there is a silver lining. It gives us a chance to explore the beauty, culture and history in our own backyard. Continue reading “Desert Highway”
As the world continues through lockdown, their year’s Easter travel plans are put on hold as people face the reality of a holiday at home. But Easter at home does not have to be a mundane experience. There is plenty to keep you and your family occupied to have an enjoyable Easter at home. Continue reading “Easter in Lockdown”
With the Olympic Games rescheduled to July 2021, there is plenty of time to plan your trip to Tokyo. Tokyo is a fast paced, hectic city which may seem overwhelming at first. However, the Japanese people are the most friendly and helpful I have met. You only have to give the slight indication of uncertainty and they will quickly offer their help.
This guide has been prepared to help make your experience here less hectic so that you can fully enjoy your journey. Continue reading “A Beginners Guide to Tokyo”
As travel anywhere has come to a standstill, many of us may be feeling a little anxious. Not from COVID-19; but from not having the freedom to do what makes us feel alive. Of course, closing borders around the world was the smart, sensible thing to minimise the spread as much as possible and allow the virus to burn itself out. Continue reading “Coping with Travel Anxiety”