Kyoto, Japan (central & western districts)

Previous chapters in my Japan travels: Tokyo part1, part2 // Yokohama // Nara // Kyoto part1. My exploration of western Kyoto (Arashiyama area) began at Otagi Nenbutsu Ji – a short bus ride north of Arashiyama – which is a little known temple on the outskirts decorated with more than 1200 Buddhist statues, most of which are more cartoonish … Continue reading

Postcards from Swiss Alps!

Switzerland is an incredibly picturesque country, with its beautiful towns,  mountainous terrain, lush vegetation and very deep blue skies. Everything ticks like clockwork, yet everything seems to inspire relaxation. I could really live here. A quick pitstop at the lakeside city of Lucerne and a sip of coffee, before heading up to Engelberg – one of … Continue reading

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