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My Favourite Photos from Japan

My Favourite Photos from Japan

When I set out to write this post, I was determined to narrow down my thousands of Japan photos down to my top 10.  Yes, you read that correctly, thousands. I honestly didn’t think it would be that difficult. As I sat down and flipped through my photos, however, I knew it would be impossible for me to narrow it down to only 10. As many people have, I watched Marie Kondo’s Netflix show, Tidying Up With Marie Kondo. Yes, I too have…

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Osaka: The Bright City Lights (December 22 to 26)

Osaka: The Bright City Lights (December 22 to 26)

Osaka was a beautiful city but as Shyla says, it feels very much like Tokyo. When I visited Europe last year, this was one of the problems I had when I visited cities like London, they felt too, commercial? Too, similar to big cities back home. I had a similar feeling when visiting Osaka. When I went to Europe last summer and visited Cork and London I preferred Cork, because it felt less commercial. To me, London could be any…

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Hiroshima: A City Rebuilt (December 19 to 22)

Hiroshima: A City Rebuilt (December 19 to 22)

Hiroshima is infamous for being one of two cities targeted by the United States during World War II (the second being Nagasaki, another 300 km south west of Hiroshima). So it was important to make this stop on our 14-day tour outside of Tokyo. Both Shyla and I knew this would be an emotional, powerful, and exhausting portion of the trip. That isn’t to say we weren’t going to enjoy the city of Hiroshima, it just means we had some…

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Japan Trip 2018/19

Japan Trip 2018/19

So the Shyla and Ryan Japan Adventure 2018/19 has come to a close. It was an incredible 27 days! The plan is to continue writing posts about my experiences. I have gone ahead and made this a “Featured” post to avoid it getting buried behind new posts. Enjoy the collection of posts! Lead up posts Announcement Post An unexpected journey: Japan! posted on October 19, 2018. Itinerary Post Upcoming Japan adventure posted on November 29, 2018. Prefecture posts Kyoto: A Timeless…

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Upcoming Japan adventure

Upcoming Japan adventure

So the countdown is on, I will be travelling to Japan in just a couple of weeks! [tminus t= “13-12-2018 10:00:00″ before=” style=”carbonlite”]If you are seeing this, it means that I am already on my flight to Japan![/tminus]   My itinerary has me flying out of Ottawa’s Macdonald–Cartier International Airport (YOW) on December 13th. From there, I will be making a quick stop over at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport (YYZ) before embarking on what is sure to be a mind-numbing 13+…

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