So I’m currently quarantined with the plague. Well, OK, the flu, and not quarantined so much as just not allowed to go to work for a week. Japanese people get REAALLY freaky about spreading the flu.
Anyway, I figured I might as well use all this forced alone-time at home to catch up on uploading photos, so here are some I took during winter vacation, a glorious 2-week respite from the freezing cold of Japanese winter that I spent with a couple of friends in South-East Asia.
I am admittedly not a Winter person. While I can appreciate some of the cool things that come with it - Christmas, skiing, snowball fights - after a couple of weeks of having to de-trench my car from its snowy bed, fingers frozen to the bone and ears wind-chapped, I mostly just want to swaddle myself in bed and not come back out until Spring.
With this in mind, and coupled with the knowledge that it would be my last year in Japan, I wanted to experience Autumn here to the fullest, taking lots of photos and seeing some new places. Which I did, and then totally forgot about as the weather got colder and the nights got longer. So, when I went onto iPhoto to edit some holiday photos I found a whole abandoned folder of photos taken on a few gorgeous, crisp Autumn days last year. Here are a few of them…