Short stories & travel reports from a life spent living, working and exploring the globe.
It took me way too long to get to Japan! I’d been promising myself a trip for years, but somehow my intentions always got sabotaged by the seductive whispers of a more convenient, cheaper and altogether smarter alternative. One time I had to pull the plug due to a lack of funds, another time It was Korea whispering “come to me!” as a friend of a friend offered me a free room at his place in Seoul.
Finally then, for my two-week Chinese New Year vacation of February 2019, it was time to sweep aside any excuses that might present themselves and make my long overdue debut in the land of sumo, sushi and samurais. For my first Japanese adventure I decided to keep things simple and dedicate my time to the country’s mesmerizing capital city. This was without a doubt one of the great trips of my life! To find out about all the cool stuff I saw and did, take a look at my in-depth travel guide to: