Food in Tokyo

Japan Twenty four hours in Tokyo has taught me a few things. Firstly Tokyo is very very large. A sign from the airport said ‘Tokyo, 60km’ even though technically we were in Tokyo. Secondly, it has taught me that Japan is amazing. Its wonderful. I love it. I love food. I have travelled the world…

Japanese Winters

The idea of visiting Japan for an extended period of time wasn’t a new one for me; I’d known about the working holiday visas for a while and loved the idea that it was something different to anywhere else I’d never been before. In recent years I’d seen Asia, but knew Japan was nothing like…

Personal Blog – How to hitch-hike

Of all of the modes of transport I’ve taken in my life, my favourite by miles is hitching. Why do I like it? It’s completely free – people pick you up because they want company, not because they want money Anyone can do it You meet interesting people (people who pick up hitchers tend to…

Reflections – a year in Ambleside

A year ago I was trying to find my feet; after an exciting summer in America I was ready for a break and my twelve months in the Lake District has been exactly that. In all of the world, there are few tourist destinations with such irresistible appeal as the Lake District National Park. Home to England’s only…

The Million Dollar Roadtrip – New York – Miami

4th Sept 2013 Of the last 24 hours of my life, there has been a few things which will stick in my mind for a little while. The first was the moment I drove on the public highway outside of the UK for the first time; a blacked-out seventy thousand dollar Chevy Tahoe with a U-haul trailer attached,…