There is of course a story about this particular trip overseas. It started with going out for dinner for our 10th Anniversary. We hadn't been out for a fine dining experience since our son had been born and were pretty excited. Over dinner we talked about our dreams and aspirations and one of them was to travel together to Japan (and apparently we are not alone knowing how many bloggers are crazy for Japan!) It seemed abit of a whim, we certainly at the time didn't have the money saved! but as lady luck would have it 11 months later we were on the plane with our 21 month son to Japan.
This is a photo of Orion at K L airport whilst we were waiting to board the flight to Tokyo...
We took some beautiful photo's on film, believe it or not we didn't own a digital camera in 2005 and with the only digital resource we had which was my new camera mobile phone we took quite a few photos. Our film photos are to say the least beautiful... it's hard not to take a great photo whilst traveling in Japan it truly is a captivating country to visit. However as I don't have a scanner, I have to rely on my camera phone photo's.
The Golden Pavilion, Kyoto.
Shoe box compartments in restaurant in Kyoto
A day trip to Nara and we stumbled across these, as you do.
This was my second trip to Japan, the first for my partner MD and of course our son Orion. Both MD and I have traveled overseas several times but never together and for this reason after 10 years together we finally made it overseas. Choosing the photo's from my camera phone collection was hard as there are the amusing the witty (to us!) and of course some that look straight from a postcard so keeping in mind these fare from a camera phone that is probably 1.3 mega pixels they aren't too bad.
Sakura (Cherry blossom) celebrations in the park in Fukuoka
MD tucking into a bowl of the sea scollop's marinated in sake at a pub, Takayama Japan.
My favourite 'Custo Barcelona' top in an appropriate setting... Takayama Japan
Walking back to the Ryokan from the pub.'Who would have thunk it?'... a namesake hotel, Takayama Japan.
Our room in a Ryokan in Saitama (an hour from Tokyo) Japan.
In the corner our futons and blankets for the evening.
Thank you to Hila for her wonderful theme for this week's "This is..." meme by Angela.
Post note: Just wanted to note that traveling with such a young child didn't pose any problems and we ensured we were thoroughly organised and had all our accommodation booked prior to leaving for Japan. Thus we always had somewhere to bed for the night.