June 1, 2014

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Sorry for the mini-hiatus. If you follow me on instagram or facebook you know I'm still in Japan. I've been dragging my feet on the blogging front because I really wanted to enjoy my time on this trip and not force any posts.

Originally I thought I needed a blog to occupy some of my time, but the days are going by faster than when I was at home in the routine of my previous everyday life. How could 17 days have already past since I left Toronto? Really, what I'm saying is, I'm having too much fun to blog at the moment.

What have I been up to?

Since my last post, I spent a week in Nagoya and am now currently in Kyoto. Highlights later!

A typical day for me involves 12-ish hours of walking around and exploring new areas on my way to visiting specific places. A decent chunk of that time involves either taking photos with my ipod touch or drawing.

Today, Fushimi Inari Taisha, was one of the places I visited.

This is one of my favourite places, not only because it is gorgeous, but because it holds very special meaning to me. I was here once before on my first trip to Japan in 2009 and seeing the rows of bright orange torii gave me a sense of coming home.
This shrine is the one thing that inspired and solidified my love of travel. I don't know where or when I first saw a photo of the torii, but I had an instant gut reaction of "I HAVE TO GO THERE!"

Experiencing them in person was one of the few goals I set for myself in my early twenties and when I did, I fell completely in love with travel.

Photos can't do them justice. This place still leave me awestruck!

Promise to post at least weekly updates or photo essays on Sundays starting next week :)

- Min

Any places that make you feel that moth-to-flame syndrome? 


  1. So glad you are having too much fun to post! Japan is definitely that moth-to-flame place for me. Looking at your picture of the tori I couldn't help but think of a similar experience that I had in Japan. Your picture also reminds me of how Japan is one of those picture-postcard-perfect places...you can see it in person and take a picture and it looks just like the images (post cards) you've seen and it doesn't disappoint! I really enjoy reading your posts.

  2. Gorgeous photos Min! I am so happy you are having a great time and are too busy to blog! I'm loving the instagram and FB posts.