Friday Photo: July 2014

Ah, the dog days of summer. Yup, it's STILL hot here. This is not my favorite time of year in Japan. The heat is one thing (temperatures have been in the high 80s and low 90s for the second half of this month) but it's the humidity that really saps you. Still, as much as... Continue Reading →

Celebrate: Umi no Hi (Marine Day)

Readers in the southern hemisphere, beware. I'm coming. And I'm bringing my winter woollies with me. Good GRIEF is it hot here lately. I could certainly do with a romp in the snow. Yes, summer is in full swing it seems. Though this year's rainy season was predicted to be heavier in July, we seem... Continue Reading →

Manhole Monday: Ibusuki

Back in early March, my husband and I headed south for a quick child-free getaway while my mother was in town visiting. We picked the town of Ibusuki mostly because 1) we could get home quickly to Kumamoto from there should the need arise and 2) there is a great mountain to hike just on... Continue Reading →

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