Travelled to Japan/South Korea... arriving from Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), then travelled to/through; Osaka, Kyoto, (Kansai), Hiroshima (Chugoku), Fukuoka, Karatsu, Nagasaki, Shimabarra, Beppu, Fukuoka, (Kyushu), (Japan), Busan, Daegu, Seoul (South Korea), Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), Surabya (Java), Sumenep (Madura), (Indonesia) and back home via Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia).
The alleys and laneways of Dotombori are some of the liveliest in Osaka very reminiscent of those in the movie 'Bladerunner', and which come alive after night-fall, a must for any visitor to experience! Osaka, Kansai, Japan.
The famous 'red torii' path-way of the Fushimi-Inari Taisha shrine, Kyoto, Kansai, Japan.
The famous Golden Pavilion of Kinkaku-ji, Kyoto, Kansai, Japan.
Beautiful 'Old style', large-wheeled, Japanese pull-rickshaws that take tourists around the town, Arashiyama, Kansai, Japan.
The chilling memorial of the destructive power of war on the people, Hiroshima, Chugoku, Japan.
One of the hundreds of popular Yatai stalls that come out each evening to sell a variety of foods on the streets, Fukuoka, Kyushu, Japan.
An exquisite porcelain tile clad bridge in the artisan village, Okaewichi-yama, Kyushu, Japan.
The ubiquitous Japanese train shot, in fact it's the 'Limited Express', my 'weapon of choice' when it comes to transport, Nagasaki, Kyushu, Japan.
Hells or Jigoku, ie. steaming hot volcanic waters, used for the city's Onsen, surging through the streets, Beppu, Kyushu, Japan.
Mask at the annual International Mask Festival, Andong, Gyeongsangbuk-do, South Korea.
Postbox at the annual International Mask Festival, Andong, Gyeongsangbuk-do, South Korea.
Traditional Korean Jangseung, carved wooden totems, at the annual International Mask Festival, Andong, Gyeongsangbuk-do, South Korea.
Woori Nara Gogigui
While this may not be Gangnam-style, Korean Gogigui (BBQ meats cooked at your table) is one of my all time favourites, usually served with lettuce, kimchi and an assortment of sauces, washed down with cold Soju, good enough to put a smile on anyone's face! Seoul, South Korea.
One of the iconic buildings on the city skyline, Seoul, South Korea.