Travel: more memorable moments of 2011

Here’s the second lot of my travel highlights of 2012, in no particular order.

6. Japan
Whereabouts: Himeshima, Ōita
Mood: salty
There’s not much to Himeshima (“Princess Island”), a tiny drop in Japan’s inland sea. In fact, this is the boondocks of the country; still, I loved its ramshackle beach houses (particularly this blue one, four metres from the water) and its friendly gumboot-wearing fishermen. Continue reading