Toji Temple

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Temples and Shrines

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While roaming around Gion, the Geisha district in Kyoto, I had desperately hoped to spot geisha doing their thing on the streets. As I found out, they are as elusive to spot as a hummingbirds. So, to satiate ourselves, my friends and I went to a wee geisha show.

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It was very exciting, especially since I was chosen to wear a kimono on stage. I am not posting photos of myself, as I pretty much looked like a tool.

Buds and Blooms in Kyoto

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Fushimi Inari

The thousands of gates of the Fushimi Inari are nestled on a mountain’s side in Kyoto. By design, the gates  are hidden from view until the explorer is upon them. This is quite a feat seeing as they are large, bright and orange. They are pure magic to walk through and continue up the mountain for 4 kilometers. Also, the street food vendors selling takoyaki, sushi and ice cream with awesome sauce at the bottom of the mountain make the trip all the more worth it. Go. Now.

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Gili waters

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More beauty in Bali…

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Balinese volcano: Mount Batur

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Balinese temple wood carving

Balinese temple wood carving

Flowers in Bali and the Gili Islands

Flower gorgeousness in Bali and Gili. Feast your eyes…
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