ADELAIDE

Adelaide, South Australia.

8 hours from Melbourne.

Typical province town. Nothing much to see or do.

But when you take the time to walk a bit and look around, there’s always ways to find something interesting to look at.

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The reading room of the State Library is a rare gem, and a total surprise and the Art Gallery of South Australia, rich and diverse (and free!). Close by, there’s also the Botanical Garden, pleasant for a picnic in the gazebo, a morning stroll between the ponds and flowerbeds oran afternoon reading under a tree. But as enjoyable as it may be, after a week it was more than time to leave and explore another part.

SAKURA BLOSSOMS

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Seiryo-ji temple – Arashiyama, Kyoto – 17.03.16

Each year, the cherry blossom season attracts thousands of tourists all over Japan. Its also very popular among locals and holds a very important position in japanese culture. Hanami – cherry blossom viewing – parties are celebrated under the trees. It happens from early to late april, depending on the region.

Of course, traveling in march, we missed the full bloom season, but we were lucky enough to catch a few early trees. Continue reading

ORIENT EXPRESS

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One month already since I’ve left Japan and came back to Melbourne. Time is flying by so fast. I lose track of the days. But Japan feels like yesterday. I saw so much and went to so many places, yet I feel I still there’s so much I haven’t done, so many places I haven’t been to. I hadn’t left the country that I was already dreaming of coming back!

At the end of February, I took the plane from Melbourne, to land 9 hours later in Tokyo. Thanks to a good preparation, I (quite) easily went to take the train to get to Asakusabashi and arrive at my hostel tired but happy. I had the whole day to myself, to start tasting, exploring, and buying the last things i would need for the trip. And at the end of the day, Tak arrived, as tired as I was (even a bit more!) but ready to join me in what would be an amazing 3 weeks of discovery! Continue reading

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TO REACH FOR THE STARS

We’ve always defined ourselves by the ability to overcome the impossible.

And we count these moments. These moments when we dare to aim higher, to break barriers, to reach for the stars, to make the unknown known.

We count these moments as our proudest achievements. But we lost all that.

Or perhaps we’ve just forgotten that we are still pioneers. And we’ve barely begun.

And that our greatest accomplishments cannot be behind us, because our destiny lies above us.

– Interstellar