Osaka

August 30th, 2010

This is a long update since we’ve not posted in a while!

We’ve spent the last three days in Osaka. We’re still recovering from the climb. Matt’s leg is sore :(

Osaka is quite different to Tokyo, at least what we’ve seen. It seems more touristy and commercial, with lots of restaurants and different kinds of food, and entertainment. We’re staying in Shinsekai, which is particularly lively.


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Mt Fuji is conquered, and so are we!

August 27th, 2010

We did it! We made it all the way to the top of Mount Fuji, just in time for the sunrise. It was much harder than we expected, but totally worth it. Not that we plan to do it again!

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Fish, Emperor and our first catch

August 25th, 2010

The jet lag hit us this morning. Although we got a good sleep last night, our bodies were sure we should be fast asleep, so we treated ourselves to a McDonalds brunch. It’s similar to English, but with Teriyaki burgers instead of barbecue burgers, and extra grease. Sadly no rice in McDonalds, despite what we were told before the trip :p

We tried going to the fish market, but it turns out it isn’t open on Wednesdays, but there was still plenty of sushi and markets selling more than just fish.

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First day in Japan

August 24th, 2010

We’re just settling in for our first night in Japan. The hostel is fantastic. Our own room, with just enough room to sleep, charge our electronics and free wifi 😀

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Pinhole lens

April 2nd, 2010
Pinhole lens
Pinhole lens

I made a pinhole lens with the body cap of my Canon 450D camera. I was really happy with the results! It gives a lovely aged effect to the photos. Read the rest of this entry »

London Zoo

February 24th, 2010

Caroline and I visited London Zoo. Read the rest of this entry »