Photo Pop-up: Jizo Statues of Nikko

The Jizo Statues of the Kanmangafuchi Abyss in Nikko. Such amazing nature too.

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Outdoors in Cape Town – Things you can do for free

On a budget in Cape Town? Here a list of free things to do in the city if you love the outdoors. Yes, absolutely free!

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Hiking Lion’s Head, Cape Town

Hiking up Lion’s Head is a medium hike of 3 hours and rewards you with the most spectacular views of Cape Town and Table Mountain. This is a must do activity if you like the outdoors. Read more on my experience…

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Exploring Tokyo: Meiji Shrine

The Meiji Shrine (Meiji Jingu) in Tokyo was built as a dedication to Emperor Meiji, the first emperor of modern Japan and his wife, Empress Shoken.  I found this shinto shrine situated next to Harajuku station, a busy shopping area, with its 100000 trees and huge torii gates, oozing with tranquility.  This was just what…

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Hiking Day Trip from Cape Town

Sometimes the Earth surprises me.  Sometimes the concrete jungle gets a tight grip on me and I forget about the simple beauty the earth offers up so freely.  When this sudden awareness jolts me awake, I know its time to turn back to nature and set off for some exploration.  Getting out of the city…

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Road trip around the South-Western point of Africa

Staying on the Southern part of Africa can provide one with some impressive scenery. Cape Point, the most South-Western tip of Africa, is an easy drive from Cape Town with beautiful views of the ocean lapping at jagged cliffs. The blue waters laced with green currents sparkles in the sun with a slightly ominous glare that will reach the depths of your soul.

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The echoes of African mountains

The Cederberg mountains and nature reserve boasts with impressive rugged rock formations, streams of fresh mountain water, centuries old rock art and delicious wines.  Located approximately 300 km from the mother city of Cape Town, a weekend camping, hiking and swimming is the best getaway from the city one could ask for.

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