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One month went by since the devastating Tohoku earthquake hit northern Japan, with tsunami and nuclear sorrows in its wake. Although our island of Kyushu is not affected, the events cover the usually cheerful hanami cherry blossom viewing season with … Continue reading
Sunday 27 March we head out with the local cycling club for some hanami riding around Lake Kogawa. Fully enjoying the early spring sun and the beauty of the winding lake shore road lined with sakura trees. We spread our … Continue reading
Due to the earthquake and aftermath this April’s Cherry Blossom Tour got canceled. Which is a true pity, because the cherry blossom timing is excellent and the weather fantastic. Hope to see you next year !
From Monday to Friday, Yuko & I went on a road trip to prospect our new Kyushu Onsen Tour. And it must be said, we once again discovered some true gems along the way: marvellous Jigoku Onsen in the shade … Continue reading
The new Sakura Shinkansen high speed train service connecting Osaka and Fukuoka with Kagoshima started operation on 12 March 2011. Training to Kagoshima now only takes 4h10min from Osaka or 1h20min from Fukuoka. Watch the video for an impression of … Continue reading
The northeast of Japan got struck by a massive earthquake. We are living in the deep south, so we are all safe.
For the coming month, our base of operations will be in Belgium. No worry, they might not have a government but they do have internet there.
Not the poet, but the cyclist. Tom came our way today on his 20+kg iron horse. Interestingly, Tom is the Lord Mayor of Norwich. Admire his sartorial taste ! The Lord Mayor is the civic head of Norwich City Council. … Continue reading
Six Belgian doctors landed on Japanese soil for an epic 2 week bike ride from Kyoto to Kumamoto. You can read their report here.