to travel or not to travel

Traveling can definitely create a dependency

Achingly beautiful landscape enthralls and as my flight takes off from New Chitose airport, a train of thoughts move towards the next time. For my fifth trip to Japan, should I go to Kitakyushu? Or Sensuijima? Or revisit Wakayama

But before the first train can explode with possibilities, another train of thoughts interjects. Is this real? Or another thing I do so that I can pretend to understand reality without really understanding anything

I think the magic of Japan is the immersion in the here now, eating local, drinking local, buying local. But what is local for someone like me who has lived in different places my entire life?

This final train brings me back to

greenwood (the location of my first school in canada): roast @ pilot

coxwell (the location of our first rental in canada): brew @ godspeed

main street (home sweet home): bbq @ beach hill smokehouse

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sapporo

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Whereas for kyoto I had a very specific list, sapporo was more of a random walk

Obviously sushi and soft serve. Obviously the covered shopping street and moerenuma park

But I didn’t intend to go to the sapporo museum and only jumped on the sapporo smile bus because it was the first bus to pass by moerenuma park. At sapporo museum, indulged in melon beer and grilled mutton

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What I found most appealing might be the underground walk way. Great art + design taking people to great places

p.s. still got 13 folders of unsorted pictures

bolzano: 99
cotopaxi: 99
gros morne: 71
hamilton ontario: 33

koyasan: 31
kumano: 48
kyoto: 72 (just uploaded above)
london: 59

quilatoa: 35
quito: 85
shiretoko: 67
twillingate: 99
venice: 35