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Month: September 2011

Fauna 生物

Fauna 生物

While Japan may not have as many lethal predators as, say, Australia, it still has a lot more creepy-crawlies and animal oddities than the UK, and while I’m not quite Wildlife Photographer of the Year, I have managed to capture a few for posterity. First up is this snake I spotted while cycling along a country road. I’ll be completely honest here and say that I have no idea what kind of snake it is, but despite having a camera…

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On the road

On the road

Last week I bought a new bicycle – a sort of road / mountain hybrid – for the bargain bucket price of 18000 yen (about a hundred quid) at the Joyful Yamashin home / DIY / anything-else-you-happen-to-need shop, so when fellow blogger Tokidoki Tokyo said that he would be in Ibaraki during the Golden Week bank holiday season, we decided to head off into the wilds for a day’s cycling. I went on my first cycle tour of Japan back…

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