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Author Archives: J.

Taichung, Feng Chia Market and hike in Da Keng

As the last month of 2017 started, I took the chance to visit two of my friends who were temporarily in Taiwan. Yes, Taiwan, the same island I had visited in February, only 10 months ago. Since it’s not close to other destinations I had in mind for my next trips, I never expected to … Continue reading »

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The hike of Koyasan Choishi Michi trail

As I like one day hikes, I decided to fly to Japan and walk the Koyasan Choishi Michi pilgrimage trail. This hike is situated in Wakayama prefecture, in the Kansai Area, only about one hour south of Osaka by train.  Gathering information on the internet was not easy, but luckily I found some very interesting … Continue reading »

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Deer and shrines in Nara

I remember when I was a kid, maybe seven or eight years old, a warm summer day somewhere in the mountains where I used to spend a few weeks of school holiday in my grandfather’s home village. That day we had driven to an area where the local community was taking care of injured deer. … Continue reading »

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