Returning to the start…

Kinkakuji - Golden Pavilion in Kyoto

Golden Pavilion, Kyoto, Japan

For me, it all started from Kyoto and Japan.

I believe that every one of us will have that one moment (or multiple moments in cases like mine) in their life when they realize that the path they’re currently on isn’t the right one. Maybe it’s the choice of going to school or the job you’re stuck in. One moment and everything will change, you realize that there’s something different for you to pursue.

My life-changing moment happened almost two years ago after taking a year off school and traveling to Japan for three months. There was no returning to my normal life after getting a taste of the traveling lifestyle. Believe me, I have tried my best…

Have you experienced a life-changing moment like this? Something that made you realize that there was no way back to the old you? All comments are always welcome!

Read my travel diary from Golden Pavilion in Kyoto

With love,
Lost Viivi

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Bamboooo!

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Bamboo Forest, Arashiyama, Kyoto, Japan

I don’t know why I haven’t shared this photo before but here is one more lovely memory from Japan. (Don’t mind that couple taking photo…) Taking photo without photobombing people in Kyoto’s Bamboo Forest is literally impossible. I visited just before sunset so my photo doesn’t have that many people but it is also a little dark. Nothing can truly show the beauty this place holds inside.

Have you ever been to Bamboo Forest? If not remember to check it out if you are on your way to Kyoto!

With love,

Lost Viivi

I dreamed of Japan…

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Fushimi Inari Taisha, Kyoto, Japan

Last night I dreamed of Japan. I was walking on the narrow streets of Tokyo, getting lost between the torii gates of Fushimi Inari and ate sushi in that small restaurant of Osaka. It felt I was truly back there and when I woke up my heart was aching. It has been two years but Japan has never left my heart. I have tried to get this feeling while visiting other countries and countless cities around the world but it never works. There was something different in the way Japan made me feel. It was like finding a lost home.

We have been talking about going to Japan with my mom so the hollow feelings and dreams full of memories must be because of that. Japan is drawing me to come back. Two years feels like forever. If I close my eyes, I can almost imagine me back there. I was totally alone and still so full of life. My travel romance was with this country and its culture, not just with some random dude from my hostel. I miss Japan like I miss Finland when I am traveling far away from my home country.

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With love,

Viivi & Homesickness 

 

Hellish Monkey Park Mountain

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Monkey Park, Arashiyama, Kyoto, Japan

Today I felt like sharing one Japan memory. This photo is from the hellish Monkey Park aka mountain I didn’t know I was going to climb on that day. I love this photo and I loved Arashiyama even more. The climb to top of the mountain was totally worth of all the pain but I have just one wish for the park… Please can you always mention to everyone that it’s not park but HUGE mountain you have to climb up! That would have saved my cute shoes and dead legs…

What wouldn’t I do to see funny and cute monkeys?

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Hello there, this is me!

Arashiyama, Kyoto, Japan

So I finally shared my photo in my “real” travel blog and Instagram. Hello everyone and I know some of you have been waiting for this one long enough so this is me. Well, to be exact this is me from year ago when I was staying in Kyoto. Don’t ask why I am dressed like that because I have no idea. I have zero fashion sense so be warned if I ever again share another photo of myself.

I hope you are having an amazing day and see you (hopefully) tomorrow!

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My love

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Sunsets are the love of my life. I would give up everything if I would see the sun setting and rising everyday in new place. My soul yearns for new experiences and places. For quiet moments just me and the beautiful sunset. This is the reason I travel. It is the only way I can feel peaceful…

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Autumn and Apology

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With this pretty photo I wanted to share yet again another apology. My new student life has been so busy that writing everyday to this blog just haven’t been possible. But don’t worry! Starting from today I will continue sharing cool (mostly travel) photos everyday. And I have even planned few upcoming trips for me to do in between my school days. So stay tuned for more adventures!

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Monkey -hell- Park

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One of Kyoto’s main tourist attractions is Monkey Park. (WARNING! The name should really be Monkey Moutain that you have to hike up warning don’t wear ballerinas!) The hike up was torture and I effectively destroyed my only pretty shoes but it was totally worth it. And not even for the monkeys but for the view.

The photo is taken from the top where I hanged out with the other tired tourists and punch of crazy monkeys. Kyoto looks so beautiful when looked from high. This photo doesn’t even show of it’s beauty.

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