After a Year of Living in a Van Part 1

This post was originally posted on Wix dated 8th March 2018 I can confidently say that I’m still loving it but I took a moment to reflect on the experience and thought I’d share a few things over several posts. There are many bits that I’m glad I included in the build and some that…

Hunting in Japan

Another key event from my trip to Japan was a brief introductory course on hunting from my uncle. I’ve always been fascinated by hunting and eagerly tagged along to watch as he set up traps amongst the dry winter mountains of Izu. As with many temperate countries around the world, Japan used to have its…

How to Grow Organic Rice in Japan

Around this time of the year last year, I spent 3 weeks in Japan and one of the key experiences from the trip was going to visit my uncle’s place at the Southern tip of Izu peninsula. It’s a lovely place where rolling mountains and oceans meet with plenty of onsen (hot spring bath) dotted…

Iceland Road Trip

A while back, my friend Sam gave me a call and asked if I wanted to join for a short trip to Iceland – a small volcanic island on the edge of the Arctic circle. I’ve been fascinated by Iceland for a while. It produces 100% of its electricity from renewable resources – geothermal (heating…