Archive for the ‘Travel’ Category

Summer holiday

August 14, 2011

Sunny everywhere else but here!

While we were back in the UK for 3 weeks, we spent a week down on the south west coast in Devon (Paignton, Brixham, Sidmouth).

Photos: Holiday in Devon


June 28, 2011


At the weekend we went to Kamakura to see the Daibutsu (“big Buddha”).

It wasn’t as big as we expected. A bit disappointing, really.

More photos.


January 12, 2011

Mt. Fuji

While flying out of Haneda last week, we had a great view of Mt. Fuji.

Chinese food in Beijing

December 1, 2010

Peking Duck

Lots of pictures of delicious Chinese food in Beijing.

Of course, in China they simply call it “food”.

The Bird’s Nest

November 24, 2010


Beijing Olympic Stadium, also known as “The Bird’s Nest”.

More photos here

Summer Palace

November 22, 2010


Some photos of the Summer Palace in Beijing.

Four-Star-Rated Toilet

November 18, 2010

Four Star Toilet

Four-Star-Rated Toilet at the Forbidden City, Beijing.

Personally I would not have given it more than two.

Clickety click for more photos of The Forbidden City.

The Great Wall of China

November 17, 2010

The Great Wall

I was in Beijing for a couple of weeks and took the opportunity to spend a Saturday walking on the Great Wall at Badaling.

Half the population of Eastern China seemed to have had the same idea.

More photos here: The Great Wall of China.

Tree Guard

November 17, 2010

Tree Guard

Tiananmen Square, Beijing.

Since this guard post was installed, not one single tree has been stolen.

More photos: Tiananmen Square.


August 24, 2010


We went to Hakone for a couple of days at the end last month.

It rained almost the whole time, but at least the rain meant it wasn’t so hot.


January 20, 2010


I’ve been a bit busy at work and home recently, but didn’t realise it had been 4 months since I posted anything here…

Here are a some photos from a trip to the Philippines in October.

The morning rush in Kista

September 2, 2008

The morning rush in Kista

Makes a refreshing change from the crush on the Yamanote line and at Shinagawa station.

Kyoto Temples

September 6, 2007

In Kyoto we visited Kiyomizudera, Ginkakuji (the “Silver Pavilion Temple”), and Kinkakuji (the “Golden Pavilion Temple”).

More photos on the Flickr set: Kyoto, February 2007.

Düden Falls, Antalya

August 30, 2007

A short video of the Düden Falls waterfall in Antalya, Turkey. According to the guide, it’s the highest waterfall that flows directly into the Mediterranean Sea.

Okinawa – Snakes

July 30, 2007

In Okinawa they seemed to have an obsession with snakes. In quite a few of the shops on the main street they were selling snakes pickled in what looked like Sake. I wasn’t quite sure if you were supposed to actually drink the sake, or if it was just for decoration.

Snakes in a Jar, Okinawa

There was also a museum with live exhibits of the different species of snake that are native to Japan.