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Kyoto: A Timeless City (December 16 to 19)

Kyoto: A Timeless City (December 16 to 19)

Day 1 (arrival day): December 16 We arrived in Kyoto on Sunday evening. This means that not a lot was open but it gave us an opportunity to visit some of the side streets around our hotel without many people around. Let me tell you, wandering around the backstreets behind our hotel was like stepping back in time. Everywhere you look, you want to pull out your camera and snap countless pictures. The weather when we arrived was raining but…

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I’m leaving on a jet plane

I’m leaving on a jet plane

So I made it! I can’t believe that back in August, I was about 109 days out from boarding a plane and heading to Japan. Today, I’m just a couple hours away. The flight to Toronto is a short trip (maybe an hour and fifteen minutes) but the bigger hurdle comes with the Toronto to Tokyo direct flight, that is approximately a 14-hour monster. I really got lucky flying today as it’s a balmy -2 degrees Celsius in the National…

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