Onsen in the sky

At 1,280 metres above sea level, Ryounkaku Tokachidake Onsen (十勝岳温泉 凌雲閣
) is the highest onsen, in Hokkaido. Soaking in this hot spring is one of my favorite memories from my recent trip to Japan. The hot spring opened to the public in 1958 and is renowned for its “cloud sea”. Because of its lofty location…

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Porto in December

When we travel, AB and I often try to do so outside of the peak season so that we will avoid the tourist mayhem and be able to enjoy the places in a more leisurely environment. Travelling off-season also means that there are more and cheaper accommodation options to choose from. On the flip side,…

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Interlude: Hokkaido

I visited Hokkaido in 2012 and it was only recently that I finally went through all the photos  taken by my mum, sis and I, as well as edited my raw files. I started to work on a photo book – which expanded into two volumes – and have been laying out the photos manually (not…

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