The first adventure of 2010, and the first (of many) pilgrimages to Japan. Home to an endless array of stunning sites & sacred shrines, and the birthplace of Kaiseki cuisine, Kyoto’s definitely the place to go to get a taste of new|old Japan.

p.s. I’d love to be able to write more and share all the juicy little details of this lovely old Japanese town (yes, I think some parts of Kyoto are still very town-y & most definitely very quaint), but there’s this thing, it’s called budgets, and it’s eating my life. I cannot even begin to tell you how much I’m beginning loathe that word. So posts are word-lite from now till… whenever it is over. When it is over, I will revise this post and tell you everything I know of Kyoto.