Japan is a mountainous country, and nobody can deny this claim. Hikers are everywhere, tackling the natural beauty this country has to offer. You don’t need to venture out to Mt Fuji or take the pilgrimage walk of Kumano Kodo to fully appreciate the wonders of the mountains in Japan. I took a train from […]Read more "The Serene Beauty of Myokensan"
When I hike, I despise the worn down paths taken by so many before. Safe is the word that comes to mind, sure, but certainly not interesting. Not as interesting as going deep into the woods. So when I approached my friend about this, he wasn’t too keen on the safety part but I ignored […]Read more "Hiking in the Depths of Arashiyama"
I made it. 1237 steps doesn’t seem like a lot. In fact, I thought that it would be a piece of piss but even though I drank a lot of water, I couldn’t take a piss for the sheer fact that I had sweated everything out. Some of the steps were steep up to my […]Read more "1237 Steps"
When someone thinks of Hong Kong, hiking is probably the last thing to pop up into someone’s mind. Skyscrapers, shopping, and restaurants are probably some of the more popular ideas that come to mind. However, having frequented Hong Kong a few times before, something different was in order. Google Maps helped me tremendously this time […]Read more "Running Down a Mountain in HK"
It is 4am. I couldn’t get much sleep throughout the night and the alarm decides to blast itself at 4am. I slowly open my eyes and stare at the ceiling. It seems so far away as I am lying on the floor. Well, on the futon which is basically the floor. I suddenly remember why […]Read more "Summits & Suicides"