Proof that blogging influences one’s perspective on travel, can be found in the increased number of ‘people’ pictures in my Japan album. Never have I been so aware of the people around me. And the gentle, gracious, courteous citizens of Japan were a joy to chronicle, despite the language barrier.
These loving couples seemed to belie the stereotypes of gender roles and inequality in Japan, that our guide insisted was still prevalent.
This idyllic setting for a picnic in the picturesque old town of Takayama, made me want to race down and soak my aching feet in those cool waters
And no, this couple was not posing for me! They, like the tourist couple below, were in search of a place to eat in Gion (old town, Kyoto).
Shall save the rest for another day Meanwhile, you can meet more couples over at ‘Where’s my Back Pack?‘.
Until next time……..happy travels, no matter where life takes you!