I never got tired of serendipitously stumbling upon temples and shrines while exploring Japan 😍
Missing the quaint streets of Kyoto that smell of fresh wood and pine.
One of the best parts of Japan is its abundance of tranquil escapes, sometimes even hidden in the middle of the city 🍂🍁
100% worth dealing with the crowds.
I’m overcome with a sense of calm as soon as I step off the bullet train in Kyoto. The city is filled with quiet alleys, mountainous vistas, and ornate vermilion temples juxtaposed with tranquil zen gardens. Charming, humble, and enchanting, the serene storybook escapes of Kyoto are the antithesis of Tokyo’s organized chaos.
Being Celiac in Japan was rough, but at least I found my favorite fruit!
Shining, shimmering, splendid.
Wandering through Tokyo, I feel as if I’ve landed on a different planet. The city is an assault on the senses, but sometimes in the best way possible.
“Travel far enough, you meet yourself.” - Cloud Atlas
After devouring this book, I read another David Mitchell novel in Japan - Number9Dream, which is also set in Tokyo! Now I’m in need of a new read... any recommendations?!
Throwback to scootin’ around Vietnam 🏍 Can’t wait to explore a new corner of Asia next week!
Missing Tel Aviv (and eating hummus every day) 🌴
Fulfilling my lifelong dream of being a mermaid 🧜🏼♀️ One of my favorite travel memories is snorkeling between the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates in Iceland’s Silfra fissure. Iceland = pure magic ✨