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Travelling the world isn’t always about the sights you see or the people you meet – there are plenty of our animal friends out there to make any journey just a little bit more entertaining.
Incredibly Naked Eye Travel has been going (just over) a year. Time flies when you’re having fun, and I’ve certainly enjoyed recounting some of my favourite travel stories here.
With 2013 already becoming a distant memory, it seems an appropriate time to cast an eye over the travels Michelle and I undertook last year.
In the area of Shitamachi (Low City) on the banks of the Sumida River the most beautiful temples can be located, including the most famous Sensō-ji.
As I headed round the bend I had to do a double take. Suddenly I wondered if I had turned a corner into New York. From nowhere, standing in front of me, was the Statue of Liberty.
The last couple of days have seen Mami and I move away from the hustle and bustle of Tokyo, to explore the much smaller city of Oita.
There is nothing better than popping into a quaint cafe after work, ordering a piping hot cuppa and settling down with your favourite moggie.
More than 13 million people. That was the estimate for the population of Tokyo in January of this year.