Steaming hot in Noboribetsu and Shikotsu // 登別 + 支笏, 北海道

Located within the Shikotsu-Toya National Park, Noboribetsu 登別 is the largest onsen in Hokkaido and one of the most well known hot spring resorts in Japan. The source of the town’s fortunes comes from Jigoku-dani 地獄谷 – also known as “Valley of Hell”, a massive geothermal crater formed following the eruption of Mount Kuttara some…

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SIN-NRT-SFO-MEX-ACA

The theme of this week’s photo challenge is “endurance“. I usually don’t participate in this but the photo of the Mayan ruins in Tulum reminded me of a journey I made a few years ago. Though it was to the other side of Mexico. If you are a frequent flyer, pilot or air steward(ess), you’ll…

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