Kites in Kyoto

Kites in Kyoto

After 48 hours of on-and-off travel, I arrived in Kyotonabe on Wednesday. It has been an absolute whirlwind and only today (Saturday), have I had a chance to stop and relax properly and get used to my new home. The

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Sakura and back to Uni!

The past few weeks have been very busy! I’ve been getting back into the swing of university life after the wonderful, fantastically sprawling Spring break. Admiring the incredible cherry blossom has been delightful and joining new classes has been fascinating.

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Spring has sprung!

Although there is still snow on the mountains and I’ve just purchased an ultralight jacket (super warm, if a little  puffy), it is now officially Spring! I know it is now officially Spring because a) there were an awful lot

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Christmas in Japan

So the New Year has arrived and I’m back in chilly Kyoto after visiting the neon lights of Tokyo. Here’s an update on what I’ve been up to over the festive period! Father Christmases doing laps around the famous Shibuya

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Japan: One month in

Occasionally the fact that I’m living in Japan suddenly hits me. Like when I realise I really am on a train in Japan, and I’m managing it by myself, or when I hear a snippet of a conversation and I pick

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