View of the Shinsekai area and beyond in Osaka, from my room @osakamarriott_miyakohotel. *
Shinsekai (meaning New World) was developed in the early 1900s for the National Industrial Exposition and later on abandoned after the war. Its northern and southern half were modelled after Paris and New York respectively. The Tsutenkaku tower (lit in blue) was built in 1912 to replicate the Eiffel Tower ....this was damaged in a fire in 1943. The current tower was built from scratch and completed in 1956.
— The courage to forge ahead on your own.
New blog post! Yay! It’s about how much it costs to perpetually travel in Japan - not just to live in one place. I even break down how much I personally spend. Hopefully it inspires you to travel more!
Find it in all the usual places.
A different view on Mt. Fuji you only get to see on the way from Tokyo to #Kawaguchiko 🇯🇵
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— Way below zero; The chalky crunch of powder underfoot; A gentle wind ushering snowflakes into vision.
But in the snow I find calm. Contentment. Clarity.
It’s completely opposite to where I’m from: these aren’t the sounds of gentle waves caressing a rocky cliff. They’re not ocean smells; nor salty breezes.
But in the adaptation, it’s calm all the same.
I could stay here forever.
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nice strolling around these quiet Fukuoka streets 〰️ Fur vest | @flib.my
— …beyond the shallowness of our likes and our comments and our judgements, we find that in depth lies the real engagement. Humanity, true connectedness, waiting for us.
Unrelated, but new blog post! Yay! It’s longer form AMA answers to one I ran last month. Some real in-depth stuff in there. Find it at patkay.com and in all the usual places.