There were so many gardens across Seoul that we were looking forward to visiting, but none more so that the Huwon Secret Garden of Changdeokgung palace. Tickets to the garden are sold on a first come first serve basis, and you have to visit during one of the tour times. We were so lucky that
I love an urban green space, and as soon as we booked flights to Seoul we knew a lot of our time there would be spent exploring Cheonggyecheon stream – a 10km stretch of water flowing through the heart of the city.After the Korean war, Cheonggyecheon became a neglected waterway that ran under an overpass.
Our week in Kyoto consisted of a lot of early starts – We arrived at Arashiyama Bamboo Grove before 7am and still could have done with getting there earlier. When we first arrived it was just the two of us taking in the still early morning and an elderly couple taking a morning stroll. It was so quiet
I can’t believe it was over a year ago that Jim and I packed our backpacks for an overnight trip from Kyoto to Mt Koya. It just so happened that Jim’s birthday landed half way through our three-week tour round Japan, and I wanted to arrange something pretty memorable for him.Often described as the most
One of my favourite finds in Seoul was completely unexpected – We headed to Seoul forest one overcast, slightly gloomy morning on the hunt for cherry blossom (which we found in an abundance), and by happy accident stumbled across a pretty prefect little botanical garden. A little run down, the slight wear and tear gave
Kyoto is one of my favourite places in the world to visit. I’m a bit of a romanticist, so when I think about my time spent there my heart skips a little bit. There’s something just about this city that makes me feel good. I love that no matter how busy and bustling with tourists
It’s a bold claim to make, but I’m 99.9% sure that Japan is my ultimate favourite country to visit. I was pretty certain of this the first time I visited back in 2012, but after returning a second time I’m positive – Japan is bloody brilliant. I can’t quite put my finger on what it
These were taken such a long time ago that I feel as though I’ve aged about 25 years since then. I was going to make some sort of ‘Oh I’ve been so busy living in the modern world’ excuse, but in truth I just didn’t want to spend hours editing white sands and clear