Road of The Samurai

First Trek!  Making the Acquaintance of an Old World Road  I have the sakuras to thank for this.  Because they bloomed much earlier (3 weeks early) than anticipated, Takato castle 高遠城 had to be dropped from the plan. So what then? What could I fill that empty day with? […]

The Alpine Route – Part 2

Sunrise and Goodbye – Snowy Wonderland New! We signed up for the sunrise tour @ 2000 yen per pax. the staff told us they would phone us at 405am in the morning to let us know if the weather was good enough. If it wasn’t the tour would […]

Rinjani

The Most Beautiful Trek I started writing a blog because I wanted to write about my Rinjani trek.  Rinjani was the first mountain I trekked that really tested my mental endurance. After we came down, I declared that I would never climb it again. And yet. I could […]

洗濯機死んじゃった(涙)

せんたくき しんじゃった (なみだ) / washer died  It was Friday. I came home from work, and decided I should do my laundry. I gathered my soiled clothes and stuffed them into the washer. It was a routine honed into a well-worn habit since I started living on my own 2 years ago. […]