Japan Life: Kamakura

When I arrived in Japan at the start of the year, I knew time was going to fly. I had a post-it note session and made a little wall (on my wardrobe) of all the things I wanted to do in my 6 months here and have been gradually ticking them off ever since. Kamakura was [...]

#20in12 (2017)

01/01/2017 I wish I could go back to the Anna of 2015 and say "You, my dear, you need to take a chill pill. A big one!" Faced with graduation, I was convinced that my travel days were over and that wanderlust was a thing of the past - so not true. While rather unsurprisingly [...]

A day out in Onsen

I couldn't quite believe that I'd made it through two weeks in Korea without a trip to the sauna. As one night of partying led to another and I ended up in Jeju with my sister for a week, the opportunity just never quite presented itself. By the time I'd found my feet in Tokyo [...]

Dropping by Tokyo for the weekend

Casually. As one does. My weekend jaunts to Asia have become somewhat of a running joke in the family. The response now to any last-minute travel announcements is 'Ah! Casually, as one does" followed by a cheeky grin and a wink. I mean, it doesn't make sense to go to Thailand to dive without stopping [...]

#12in12 (2016)

01/01/2016 I always thought this was a thing but a quick google tells me it's not. I'd made a decision at the start of December 2015 that one of my goals for the New Year would be to travel to a country a month. I wasn't sure quite how I would travel as much once I [...]