Michael Turtle 3470
 
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Nikko, JapanNikkoJapanThe town itself feels like a ski resort in summer… which it kind of is. But what I mean is that the visitors come for the day to walk in the hills...築地市場 Tsukiji fish market 氷販第二売場, Tokyo, Japan築地市場 Tsukiji fish market 氷販第二売場Tokyo, JapanAll around, people are whizzing past on electronic trolleys, carrying boxes, chopping fish, and negotiating deals with buyers. There are more than...Kanayama Shrine, Kawasaki, JapanKanayama ShrineKawasaki, JapanThe Kanamara Matsuri Festival each year in Kawasaki is a parade near the Kanayama Shrine where the three huge altars with the erect idols are...Omiya Bonsai Museum, Saitama, JapanOmiya Bonsai MuseumSaitama, JapanFor more than a thousand years, the Japanese have found beauty in manipulating the shape of a growing tree and limiting its size. The techniques of...少林山達磨寺 Shorinzan Darumaji, Takasaki, Japan少林山達磨寺 Shorinzan DarumajiTakasaki, JapanA few of hours northwest of Tokyo, in the city of Takasaki, is a temple called Syorinzan Darumaji. It is here, several hundred years ago, that the...猫まるカフェ 上野店, Tokyo, Japan猫まるカフェ 上野店Tokyo, JapanThe cat cafe is about the size of a large studio apartment and, despite the name, isn’t serving any food or drink. There are some in Tokyo which do...Yasukuni Kaikan, Tokyo, JapanYasukuni KaikanTokyo, JapanOnce a year at Tokyo’s famous Yasukuni Shrine a ceremonial sumo tournament is held. It’s one of the highlights of the sport’s calendar and it’s a...Meguro Parasite Museum, Tokyo, JapanMeguro Parasite MuseumTokyo, JapanWhy would anyone want to go and look at tapeworms? It’s the question I’m asking myself as I walk up to the entrance of this museum in Tokyo. It’s...Meiji Jingu, Tokyo, JapanMeiji JinguTokyo, JapanThe people of Japan had so much love and respect for Emperor Meiji that they wanted to give his memory a gift after his death. The large forest the...Whiskey Bay, Wilsons Promontory, AustraliaWhiskey BayWilsons Promontory, AustraliaI took the advice of some locals and headed to Whisky Bay to see the sunset for myself. It’s about a ten minute drive from the main accommodation...Tidal River Foot Bridge, Wilsons Promontory, AustraliaTidal River Foot BridgeWilsons Promontory, AustraliaIt’s from Tidal River that I walk to Squeaky Beach. It’s not a long walk – about thirty minutes at a steady pace – but it gives me a good sense of...Squeaky Beach, Wilsons Promontory, AustraliaSqueaky BeachWilsons Promontory, AustraliaSqueaky Beach is one of the closest spots to the main accommodation area here at Wilsons Promontory, a few hours southeast of the Australian city...Walhalla, AustraliaWalhallaAustraliaThere was a time when Walhalla was one of the most important places in Victoria. And it was all because of one thing. Gold. In 1862, prospectors...Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton, AustraliaRoyal Exhibition BuildingCarlton, AustraliaThe Royal Exhibition Building was initially built in time for the Melbourne International Exhibition in 1880. This was a period in time when...Katherine Gorge, Nitmiluk, AustraliaKatherine GorgeNitmiluk, AustraliaNitmiluk Gorge was formerly known as Katherine Gorge until it was renamed with a more appropriate indigenous title. (‘Nitmiluk’ means “place of the...Dorrigo Rainforest Centre, Dorrigo Mountain, AustraliaDorrigo Rainforest CentreDorrigo Mountain, AustraliaThe temperature drops as you go into the rainforests. There’s a moisture in the air. Today is quite overcast and wet anyway, but I imagine it’s...Three Sisters, Katoomba, AustraliaThree SistersKatoomba, AustraliaThe Blue Mountains, funnily enough, are not technically mountains. It is actually an enormous sandstone plateau that has been shaped by nature over...Breakaways, Coober Pedy, AustraliaBreakawaysCoober Pedy, AustraliaThe Breakaways was the name given to this place by the European settlers. It was meant to capture the visual impression you get when you arrive –...Coober Pedy, AustraliaCoober PedyAustraliaIn a country where 85 per cent of people live within 50 kilometres of the coast, it’s sometimes easy to forget (or not know) what life is like in...Serbian Orthodox Church, Coober Pedy, AustraliaSerbian Orthodox ChurchCoober Pedy, AustraliaThe temperature in Coober Pedy reaches well above 40 degrees Celsius in summer and below zero degrees in winter. Back in the days when the town was...
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