I didn’t know what to expect from China, but I was not prepared for the fact that many areas develop faster than tourist guides can keep up. And however unrealistic, I had […]
Japan, the Endless City: Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, Hakone area.
Never on my list of top destinations, Japan was a pleasant surprise. It’s a fascinating society where tradition and modernity seem to somehow coexist against all odds. A huge population, crammed together […]
Climbing and Crawling Up Mt. Fuji, Japan
In the relatively short Summer climbing season, the ascent is more a hike than a climb. But this mountain is, after all, 12,400ft (3,776 meters) above sea level, and weather can be […]