Sakura (Cherry Blossom) 2022?

Or, when should I travel to Japan after borders reopen? I'm not sure about you, but I am literally frothing at the bit to travel again. The suggestion that Australia's borders may reopen by the end of the year has me very excited. I am desperate to visit family in Canada. I am also longing … Continue reading Sakura (Cherry Blossom) 2022?

Messages from Lady Murasaki

Super Sake Boy proved his driving prowess yesterday, by driving us around Kyoto in Maki-san's car. Now driving in another country is usually not too intimidating, even on the other side of the road... however, in Kyoto and surrounds, the roads were created as a complete afterthought. Most of the buildings were built hundreds of … Continue reading Messages from Lady Murasaki

Serious Sakura

So, a little more than two years later and I am back in Japan. This time with a partner in crime, Super Sake Boy (what could possibly go wrong).... and four teenagers in tow, Ewan, Abby, Mya and Harper. We arrrived on Wednesday, a little dishevelled and tired, having had a 4 and 1/2 hour … Continue reading Serious Sakura