Have you ever visited a place with much anticipation and excitement, to find that you felt not only a sense of discovery but also a sense of peace, like you could imagine yourself living there? I’m not much of a writer, so I’ll put it plainly: Kyoto is a magical place: historical streets with traditional buildings persist, food markets bustle with activity, offering all the spices, pickled foods, artisan goods, bushels of tea. Just wandering around the streets, I felt immersed in this city, this city that welcomes tourists from Japan and the world with open arms. When I go somewhere, I love 1) eating 2) exploring 3) learning 4) participating vs passively observing. In Kyoto, I did all of these, and more.
Before I go on, I’m really excited to announce I’m hosting a workshop with dear Chikae, in Kyoto in January 2018!!!!! See more details here – spots are VERY limited as it will be more of an intimate, immersive retreat, and we’ve already sold half, so email me at bettysliu07[at]gmail to register :). – update: SOLD OUT! Yay thanks!