Hirugami Onsen

From Mountain to Valley We got back to Kofu 甲府 from Mt Houou at around noon and without much ado, booked ourselves on the first train out to Okaya 岡谷 (Limited Express Azusa, 50 mins). At Okaya, we transferred to the JR Iida Line bound for Iida 飯田 […]

Bangkok 2019

Moment of truth   I felt it immediately when I stepped into Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi airport: how aged it had become (and it was only 12 years old)!  Whatever happened while I was not looking? 2012 was my last trip and like all the trips before that, the taxi was […]

Hong Kong 2018

Hello again, Wan Chai  Wan Chai 灣仔 is like an old friend – one I always visit whenever I am in Hong Kong. Wan Chai’s appeal is multifold. It is far from the maddening crowds of Central yet not too estranged from all the action. Stay options are […]

Takaragawa Onsen

Like a virgin Since 2010, together with my running buddies, we have been making yearly trips to Japan and onsens always feature prominently in our itineraries. Takaragawa Onsen was one of the first they visited. I wasn’t with them at that time but they made sure I became […]