Geneva was supposed to be the last stop before the two couples joined forces again in Amsterdam after splitting in Florence, but it didn’t quite turn out that way.
Way back in 2006, long before Japan was even a blip on my radar I traveled to Hong Kong for three days to end my second international holiday.
People always give you advice when you are going on a trip. It’s a bit hit and miss, but you just have to make the call whether or not to take notice of each nugget of information that comes your way.
“She explained that the crane, a sacred bird in Japan, lives for a hundred years, and if a sick person folds 1,000 paper cranes, then that person would soon get well. After hearing the legend, Sadako decided to fold 1,000 cranes in the hope that she would get well again.”
I’d read the story of Sadako Sasaki and her thousand paper cranes when I was in primary school. It’s a very sad one, but I do recommend it.
During the planning phase of our Japan trip, I knew that Hiroshima was high on my list of cities to visit.
I’ve written about plenty of my travel adventures on this blog, so I thought I might highlight one of my favourites. This one is from my Eurotrip from around 4 years ago as we prepared to leave Geneva for a short flight to Amsterdam where I was due to meet some friends.
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We regretted booking such an early morning flight out of Geneva, particularly because there was only one train we could catch to the airport, and there was quite a tight turnaround between the train’s arrival and our flight’s departure. The walk to the station was bizarre. It was colder than I expected, and the snowfall was heavy.
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I feel blessed that I am surrounded by such beauty.
Today is the 12th of November, 2014 which marks exactly one year since we boarded a flight to Tokyo for two incredible weeks. Since then I’ve had both feet firmly planted on Australian soil with only a very brief visit to Canberra, a relaxing Oberon getaway in a cosy chalet and a long (and delicious) weekend Melbourne trip to break up the day-to-day. In hindsight that does seem like an awful lot of getaways, but is it ever enough?
When the rain is constant and the gutters get full the water overflows and spills into our balcony creating a small wading pool.
Brain imaging shows our favorite songs trigger the brain’s pleasure points, and a significant amount of those internal drugs that we all love, serotonin, dopamine and oxytocin, are released. The more we like a song, the more these neurochemicals are released.
When I was a teen I felt a far deeper connection to the music I listened to. I’ve already touched on this briefly but recently a blog post popped up on my feedly reader which seemed to directly talk to me.