Japan: Kagodreamer

Considering it's not a city that gets a lot of publicity, certainly in the west anyway, Kagoshima is remarkably well geared for tourism. The small airport is laden with English leaflets and brochures promoting the city's many tourist attractions - and there's certainly plenty. Even without the gigantic active volcano on its doorstep, Kagoshima has … Continue reading Japan: Kagodreamer

Japan: The Deep South

Perhaps more than any other country I've visited, it was incredibly satisfying to finally touch down in Japan. A mere 3 or so hours away from Hong Kong, for locals and expats alike, visiting Japan is much like popping for a week away in Germany or Italy or Hungary. It seemed as if everyone I … Continue reading Japan: The Deep South

Kazakhstan: Turk on Me

Despite being Kazakhstan's third city, not many tourists venture to Shymkent to sightsee in the city itself (in fact I don't think many tourists venture there at all). Instead it is used as a base to visit nearby Turkistan which has much more to satisfy the average sightseer. In my original plan way back when, … Continue reading Kazakhstan: Turk on Me