The day we went to Mt. Fuji...and nearly missed it (Day 6 - by Gemma) September 22nd 2015 Tuesday 22nd September 2015
Although the national holiday had scuppered our efforts to find overnight accommodation at the lakes of Mt Fuji, we took advantage of the great transport links from Tokyo and took the 2.5hr bus to Lake Kawaguchiko for the day.
It was a day of lessons.
Lesson #1: Always retrace your footsteps in a new place.
The day got off to a cracking start a ... read more
Asia » Japan » Shizuoka » Mt Fuji In 1603, a Tokugawa shogunate (military dictatorship) ushered in a long period of isolation from foreign influence in order to secure its power. For 250 years this policy enabled Japan to enjoy stability and a flowering of its indigenous culture. Fol... ... read more
Hello readers, we'll take this moment to introduce ourselves. We are Gemma, by day a fashion buyer and Chris a recruiter and live in London.
We've always loved the idea of packing up and flying off to explore the world but never quite found the right time or opportunity to do so. Luckily for Gemma the lovely ASOS were kind enough to give her an 8 month sabbatical to travel to all those places she's always wanted to see. Chris didn't take much convincing either, jumping at the chance to chuck in the daily commute, banish the suits to the back of the wardrobe and live out of a backpack for th... full info