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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Croatian Adventure: Picnic at sundown on the island of Rab

When you think about Croatia, you think about islands, sunshine, old red-roofed towns and vividly blue beaches.  A visit to one of Croatia’s smaller islands in the Northern Gulf of Kvarner, Rab, surprised me with its pine forest inlets and light spring drizzle.  What better way to celebrate the reappearance of the sun (just in…

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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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Photo Pop-up: Sunrise while waiting for the train in France

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The Croatian Adventure: The town of Opatija

I recently enjoyed a trip to the northern part of the Croatian coast.  I went on a boat cruise to see some of the northern islands of Croatia, a bit off the normal tourist path.  Our trip started in the harbor of Opatija, a resort town of old in the Gulf of Kvarner.  Traveling in…

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