This is probably my last post about Japan. I wanted to finish this chapter all at once. Here and on Instagram. Today is going to be more about me than the trip itself. For that, I am more or less sorry.
I mean I had to have a reason for going to Japan right? As a photographer, I wanted to photograph Mount Fuji. It is an iconic landscape that not trying would be a waste of time. I also wanted to be in a place where I would feel how Japanese people used to live, and still do. For me, these small details made all the difference.
Hope everything is well with you and that you are ready for what is up ahead.
For this first 2019 post, I want to give you some tips on how to get around in Japan. As always these tips are the ones that worked for me.
Before I start I been thinking that on my previous posts, mainly the ones from Thailand, you don’t want to know what I have done. I started to think of it on what I look for. Not what someone did but how they did it.
On my previous posts about New York, I mention several times that I wanted to do specific photos in specific places.
I know they are very cliché. That didn't stop me from doing them. My goal was to have two or three photos I could print, framed them and start conversations about it when I have friends at my home. Besides those places the ones, i enjoyed the most were taken on the streets.
Now that i talked a little about how my trip to New York came to be it is time to talk about all the planning involved. For now, it will be only about where to go, how to get there, where to eat, how much to spend, etc.
In case you haven't noticed i been away for a few weeks traveling. Since this is supposed to be a travel blog, i think is time to talk about traveling.
Before digging in, this will be the first part of four. I want to focus on how it was planned, the gear and the photos.
All good adventures/stories have an unexpected start. This one started in May of 2016. I was in Paris working and after making hard but needed decisions i started talking with some friends about stuff. One of them is a friend from University, we know each other for at least 12 years and she also has a passion for traveling. After a few minutes, i asked what about going to New York on New Year's Eve?
In five minutes we knew we were going. The main reason, it was much less expensive than we were expecting. And to be honest is New York.