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Tsuru-no-yu, Tazawako and Kakunodate

Fancy bathing in ‘milk’? The silky turquoise waters at the famed inn of Tsuru-no-yu will help any aspiring Cleopatra to at least pretend to bathe in some milk for a night or two, possibly with much better outcomes for the … Continue reading

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Shuhe and The Bivou

I’ve saved the best, or at least my favorite, for last. This final post of my Yunnan trip revolves around the small town of Shuhe. Although barely 6km away from Lijiang, sometimes seen as Lijiang’s suburbs, Shuhe does not play … Continue reading

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Spring in Wuyuan, China

Yellow is the colour of spring in Wuyuan county. From small garden patches to sprawling fields, canola in bloom gives Wuyuan bursts of sunny yellow and its well deserved title of China’s most beautiful villages. The landscape is classic China … Continue reading

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The Pantheon and Santa Maria Sopra Minerva

It’s not hard, standing beneath this, more than 100ft below, to imagine the ancient Romans in this temple, gazing upwards into the eye of heaven. The teeming crowds of tourists today are no different. We all look upwards the minute … Continue reading

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Japan trip reports on WordPress

>I am shifting the reports on the April 2011 Japan trip to a new site. The new site allows me to have larger pictures amid a faster picture upload time. Please click on: https://bigontrips.wordpress.com/2011/04/28/first-day-in-japan/ That’s the first post. More will … Continue reading

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>Japan in April 2011

>In a couple of hours we’ll be off to Japan and I’ll be taking my maiden flight on business class. To me, that is as good a highlight as the trip itself. Our itinerary as follows: Apr 4 – Osaka … Continue reading

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>Abandon Japan?

>Every night a horror story plays on the 9.30pm news. The devastation seems total and the bad luck in the chain of events never-ending for Japan. Where else in the world do you get a major earthquake, a deadly tsunami, … Continue reading

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