Shirakawa-go: Snow, Mountains, and an Old School Japanese Village!

This past weekend I took a snowy 6 hour train/bus voyage from Mie, my home prefecture, into Gifu, which is a land-locked, mountainous prefecture north of me. The destination was the village of Ogimachi in Shirakawa-go, a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for the uniquely steep and thatched roof structure of its traditional houses! About the Shirakawa Region Ogimachi is a village located in … Continue reading Shirakawa-go: Snow, Mountains, and an Old School Japanese Village!

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Hong Kong (Day 2)

OK! So welcome to day 2 of my Hong Kong trip! Check out day 1 here! :) Ok, so the next day, our first stop was once again food! This time, it was a place Justin had found called Australia Dairy Co.  I was skeptical at first (Australian breakfast place in Hong Kong? Really?), but it tuned … Continue reading Hong Kong (Day 2)