“ The area in and around the Kamikochi valley was formed as a result of the eruption of Mount Yake in 1915. It is a popular hiking destination and sees visitors from all over the world. The Japanese are very good hikers and greet you a friendly 'Kunichiwa' along with a polite nodding of the head. By mid-afternoon, it had started to drizzle and the Azusa river looked greener than ever. ”
“ During my time in Japan, I was fortunate enough to visit one of the holiest religious sites in Japan- famous for over ten thousand vermillion gates that lead up to the summit of Mount Inari. Dating back to 711 AD, the Fushimi-Inari Taisha, a Shinto shrine, is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Kyoto city. ”
“ Closer to the 7th station, we were a witness to the great number of stars, planets and other celestial bodies that share the same universe, the same fabric of space and time with our home planet. Higher up, we could see the Great Rift of the Milky Way that stretches for long distances across the night sky. It was tiring but the city lights from the Yamanashi prefecture and the starry starry night lifted our drowsy spirits and tired senses. ”
“ Koh Ngai must be one of the loveliest islands in south-east Asia! Looking around for the 'perfect' spot to sunbathe, I found a place where the water assumed three distinct colours(yellow, green and blue) and the uneven limestone formations stared out into the distance. ”
“ On landing at Phuket, I was instantly rejuvenated at the sound of the crashing waves and the aromatic smell of the sea. It was the start of another adventure, the beginning of another series of experiences in the midst of an unknown land and curious faces. This is the first of my posts related to the breath-taking and unspoilt islands of Thailand. ”
An entry from my visit to the Lavender fields at Mayfield, Surrey.
“ One of the most alluring features of Sissinghurst is its white garden that starts to take shape towards the end of June. More popularly known as a moonlit masterpiece, the white and silver garden was very dear to Vita and Harold, the owners of the garden in the early twentieth century. Today, the garden is under the care of National Trust which continues to take care of the estate since 1967, following Vita's death. ”