Japan, travel

//WANDER VALLEY

05/09/2013
wander valley

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These photos are accompanied with a lovely story of exploration, wrong directions and suprising valleys. If I recall correctly, Vess and I were on our way to the Bamboo forest in Kyoto from the Nanzen Ji temple. I remember feeling extremeley exhausted, tired and half esleep most of the time, so it comes to no surprise that we got lost on the way.

For me at least, it’s those moments when you get lost, but discover something even more magical and memorable, than what you originally intended, that make journeys so amazing. I think it is because, when you venture to a new place with no expectations or prior knowledege the satisfaction bar is set quite low, which allows you to make your own story for a place.

To be honest, we didnt realise that we were going the wrong way, until we started seeing way too many mountains and the number of trees far exceeded the number of humans. When we did figure out we were going the completely wrong direction we got off at this very isolated station in hope that another train would come.Ā 

Another train did come, thank goodness, in 20ish minutes (which for Japan is a pretty long time considering trains usually come every 2-4mins in busy stations!) to the delight of Vess, who was slowly freaking out. 20minutes did allow us time to take some photos of the amazing scenary and to soak in a different part of Japan, not neccessarily seen by tourists.

This week we are full of love for the dear friends of B.P.S (bigpicturestuff). Shona and Elaine for always being so dedicated to the blog and being number one fans and for Cath (who’s parents are actually in Japan now) who took the time to send us a lovely and caring message of encouragement for our creativity!

Thanks so much guys! You are so special to us!

 

-v&v

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  • Elaine 05/09/2013 at 3:34 am

    THESE PICTURES ARE SO AMAZINGLY INCREDIBLE! YOU BOTH ARE THE MOST TALENTED PEOPLE I HAVE EVER KNOWN! I LOVE THESE PICTURES I MADE IT MY BACKGROUND WALLPAPER ON MY PHONE! šŸ™‚
    KEEP BEING AMAZING!
    XOXO

    • val 05/09/2013 at 6:00 am

      šŸ˜€ ELAINE! šŸ˜€ Your comment made me smile so much!
      YOU ARE AMAZING!!!!!!!!
      so great to have spent time with you last night!
      you are seriously like sunshine in our life!
      xo

  • Catherine 05/09/2013 at 3:37 am

    One word: WOW!

    • val 05/09/2013 at 6:01 am

      šŸ˜€ YAY!!! <3
      always love your comments Cath!

  • Susan 05/09/2013 at 10:22 am

    I have recently started viewing you blog and I think you guys are amazing! Your photography, design, fashion and creativity are amazing and so are you personalities!!! Can’t wait for more posts… keep up the super work:)

    • Val & Vess 07/09/2013 at 1:17 pm

      Thanks so much Susan!

      What a lovely commen! Really appreciate, that you took the time to let us know what you think! It’s so great to receive such amazing encouragement! Can’t wait to make more posts for you to see!

      you are so lovely! THANKYOU! šŸ™‚

  • Two Wardrobes 21/09/2013 at 10:56 pm

    Wow your photos are absolutely incredible. Stunning!!!

    • Val & Vess 25/09/2013 at 7:08 am

      Thanks so much Julia!
      Your blog is amazing!
      xo