That post-onsen glow: Tokyo, Sept 2017

I've been amusing myself by looking through my holiday photos again. There's nothing nicer than spending a snowy February Sunday morning looking at sunsets, beaches and blue skies. Regular readers will know I can’t get enough of steam rooms, saunas and hot tubs. And Japan has the most excellent collection of these in the form… Continue reading That post-onsen glow: Tokyo, Sept 2017

A visit to the sauna would be perfect right now

There's a definite chill in the air in London at the moment. I don't mind the cold, as long as it's not accompanied by rain, but today it seemed to seep into my bones. I haven't been able to warm up all day, no matter how many layers I wear. I found myself fantasising about… Continue reading A visit to the sauna would be perfect right now

One year ago: Osaka and Tokyo

Since I'm not likely to leave the country any time soon, I've been revisiting travels past and realised this afternoon that it's exactly a year when I was in Tokyo. TheFrankFlyer and I were chatting with a Tokyo-based friend this morning on FaceTime (he's from Vietnam) and after we described our recent heatwave, he pointed… Continue reading One year ago: Osaka and Tokyo