Yoyogi Park, Tokyo

I have about 6 hours to spend in Tokyo waiting for my flight home, so decide to investigate Yoyogi Park to see if there are any surviving Sakura (cherry blossom). Yoyogi Park is the fourth […]


In search of Mt Fuji

Today is spent in search of Mt Fuji. I had originally booked a bus tour to the Hakone area in the hope of seeing Mt Fuji, but the last day and a half on a […]


Sakura (Cherry Blossoms) around Tokyo

Today is dedicated to seeing the Sakura (Cherry Blossoms) around Tokyo. I’ve signed up for a tour to make sure that I have the best chance of seeing the rapidly dwindling blossoms around Tokyo. First […]



Mt Fuji is clearly visible from QF25 as it descends into Tokyo. Ascending above the cloud cover, the snow capped peak provides my  first glimpse of Japan. As we get closer to Haneda airport, the […]


Paris in the Fog…

Paris in the fog this morning. A week in Paris has flown by, and it’s time to head to Charles de Gaulle airport for the flight home via Hong Kong. Before I leave, there are […]


London to Paris in the fog…

A visit to London yesterday to visit friends means an early departure from London to Paris on the Eurostar. At 7:30am, London is in the grip of a ‘pea-soup’ fog, as seen in the photo […]