A train and cable car journey up through the mountains, south of Osaka, lies Koyasan A huge temple settlement on the top of Mount Koya. Koyasan houses a magnificent collection of temples  and monasteries along with the famous Okunoin Cemetery (we all know Gudge loves a Ceme). It is supremely picturesque in every way. Our … Continue reading Koyasan

Lovey Indian Breakfast

After yesterday's invisibility cloak incident, it was lovely to be invited for breakfast with Kalifie and his family. Kalifie is the owner of the homestay are currently in Villa Kalifie via Booking.com highly recommended BTW if you are ever out this way. Kalifie and his family are the most wonderful kind people, and can't do enough … Continue reading Lovey Indian Breakfast

Munnar (Tea)

Munnar and surrounding areas are unbelievably beautiful. Tea manicured mountains that are reminiscent of a Japanese bonsai theme, just wonderful. We took a visit to the Tea Museum/Factory today to understand a little more about the history of the plantations up here in Munnar. It's not one of the horror stories we associate with relinquishing … Continue reading Munnar (Tea)