Hiroshima, Mon Amour

Hiroshima Memorial Park...

Hiroshima Memorial Park…

Hiroshima was once a vibrant castle town. And the Sarugaku-cho neighbourhood was a lively place of noh actors, artisans, physicians and shops.

Until the day that everyone died.

At 8:15am on Monday August 6, 1945 an American B-29 bomber called the Enola Gay flew over and unleashed the greatest destructive force the world had ever known.

My 10 Favourite Cities


I’ve got “top ten” lists on the brain these days…

I thought it’d be fun to dredge through the foggy corners of my memory, brush aside the cobwebs, and post a list of my top 10 favourite cities, taken from 25 years of travel.

Take a Walk Through Tokyo With Me

It’s been quiet here in Road Wisdom land, but it’s the silence of distant places rather than the silence of inactivity that has fallen over my blog…

Happy Gnu Year 2011!

Happy Gnu Year!

It’s been several weeks since I’ve had a chance to write. I’ve been offline in the South Pacific, and now in northern Japan celebrating the New Year Japanese-style. It’s the big family holiday here (rather than Christmas), with lots of amazing food and far too much to drink.

Tokyo Pose


A few more notes from my recent trip to Japan (and then we’ll get back to North Korea)…

Today I’d like to talk about one of the coolest cities in the world, a place where I lived from 2000 to 2002.

Sumo Size Me


My apologies for the long delay since my last update. I’ve been in Japan for the past couple weeks and just returned home.

We’ll get back to North Korea very soon. But first I’d like to share with you a few images from this last trip…