Looking at the date of my last post, it was more than a month ago since my last update. The lack of activity is mainly because I was away for nearly a month (More on this below). Moreover, when you have stopped doing something for a long while, it took a bit more effort to restart.
So, where had I been? The answer is Hokkaido in Japan. It is my wife and my most favourite place to travel and we were so lucky to be able to have a month long trip there. Although there was a big anti-climax at the end of the trip, I still think it’s one of the most memorable trip we had so far.
Unsurprisingly I want to “restart” this blog using a picture from this trip. It did take me a while to choose a picture – as I have taken 1,600! At the end I picked this one from Tomamu.
Tomamu is a resort area in Central Hokkaido. One of the most famous attraction there is the Unkai Terrace (Unkai means Sea of Cloud in Japanese). In summer time, tourists can take a gondola starting from 5am to go up there with the hope to see a white sea of cloud. There is also a cafe up there and having a nice light breakfast there can be a very good experience – if you don’t mind the crowd around you.
Yet, the picture you see here was actually NOT taken at the Unkai Terrace. In that morning, we had the alarm clock set at around 4:30am to wake us up. However, at the end I was waken up by my wife around 4am – because she saw this scene outside our hotel room window (We were living at the 34/F at one of the two hotel towers). I quickly woke up and get my camera to shoot this. It was a very nice scene to see – so nice that I wondered if there was still the need to go up to the terrace!
Eventually we did went up but the cloud had started to disperse. So we were really lucky to see this earlier!