Koyasan, a secluded temple town in the mountains, has a quiet, charming sense of mystery. The centre of Shingon Buddhism, Kobo Daishi’s tomb, the surrounding cemetary, and the temple complexes are a lovely trip away from modern Japan.
The dream When I was first told that Montreal had an ‘underground city’, for a brief few seconds until it was described to me, my eyes widened like saucers, and all sorts of fantastical images leapt into my head.
I needed to leave Europe, fast. My visa was almost up, and I wanted to stay until New Years. What a good excuse to go to London for a while!
The Paris Metro has some absolutely wonderful designs in its metro stations. Many pay homage to the history or the culture of the area. Arts et Metiers is a copper-plated, steampunk tunnel, evoking the museum of craft and invention. Cité is illuminated by art deco street lamps. Concorde even has the French constitution spelled out … More 16 Paris Metro stations with absolutely incredible designs
They were building the train before our eyes. A bamboo tray as big as a queen size bed, four steel train wheels, and a simple motor that might have belonged on a motorbike. In less than a minute, our ride was ready. This was going to be insane…