December 2014 - Vikingess Voyages

Friday, December 19, 2014

15 Ways to Overcome Procrastination

10:53:00 PM
Recently things have been very busy at work and I haven't had the chance to do much at all outside of the working place. This of course means that the little time that is left becomes extremely important, but as you know there are plenty of distractions in our daily life that keep us from being productive in terms of finishing the things we actually need to get done. I'm sure I'm not the only one struggling with this dilemma, and this is why I wanted to share this neat little photographic that hopefully can help you if you also are faced with the temptation to procrastinate. With that said, enjoy your weekend!

Picture Credit: 9gag

Sunday, December 7, 2014

紅葉 Red-Leaf Season in Kyoto 2014!

11:19:00 AM
Kyoto is a popular destination for tourists from domestic and abroad all year around, but the number of visitors to Japan's former capital is especially high during the country's two "viewing" seasons: the Hanami (花見)-season (around April) and the Koyo (紅葉/red leaf)-season. 

This year Yuma and I went to Kyoto to meet up with old friends and go visit some 懐かしい places from our student days. Since our visit was limited to one day only we didn't get to see too much unfortunately, but here are some of my pictures from the trip:
The road to Heian Jingu
The Maruyama Koen park in Gion

Two girls in kimono buying ice cream
The only negative thing about visiting Kyoto during the Koyo-season is that you might find yourself literarily stuck in the crowd of Japanese tourists. Especially if you go during the weekend, like we did (working in Japan doesn't leave you that many options when it comes to available days). We tried to visit Kiyomizudera, but in the end we just gave up because there was simply too many people. So my number of koyo-photos was quite limited.
The road to Kiyomizudera
A store where you can make your own ceramics close to Kiyomizudera
Lately I haven't had a lot of time to writing my blog, and this post also is quite lacking in information. Sorry about that.. There are however web pages dedicated to helping you find the best koyo-spots in Kyoto, so if you're planning on visiting the city you can get some inspiration there! In addition I have some koyo-posts from previous years that might be worth checking out (or so I hope at least).

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~Anette

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