Japanese Monkey Mountain, Beppu

Japanese Monkey Mountain, Beppu

Monkeys, monkeys, monkeys, everywhere you look there are monkeys!  Of course, I’m talking about Takasakiyama, Beppu’s famous monkey mountain; full to the brim with one of the most Instagrammable features of Japan- Japanese macaques.  On my recent trip to Beppu, I decided to visit the park, after missing it during my first trip (apparently the [...]

Coronavirus and Young People: What’s our Biggest Threat?

Coronavirus and Young People: What’s our Biggest Threat?

Coronavirus and the more recently used COVID-19 are probably one of the most spoken and typed words in the world right now, and as a result, I’m sure almost everyone will know the facts. In brief,  it’s a virus with respiratory symptoms, originating in Wuhan, China and spreading out across the world. Vulnerable people are [...]

Kifune Castle, Beppu

Kifune Castle, Beppu

The boisterous and bonkers Beppu called me back again and, like a sailor drawn by my siren`s watery call, I obliged. My first trip to the onsen city left me a little bit breathless, very much inspired and desperately searching for the right adjective; eventually arriving at `saturated` due to its applied polysemy. My second [...]