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Abroad

Any pictures taken outside of the UK. I love to travel, especially abroad, and try to get away as often as I can. This section includes trips around Europe - France, Italy and Belgium, as well as trips to the Far East (well, Japan).

Venice and Florence October 2017
Venice and Florence October 2017: A week's stay in Venice during half term week followed by a night in Florence to attend Lorenzo and Olya's wedding.Saturday 21st - Sunday 29th October 2017
A week's stay in Venice during half term week followed by a night in Florence to attend Lorenzo and Olya's wedding.
Monaco September 2017
Monaco September 2017: Four nights in Monaco for some guaranteed sunny weather at the end of a mostly rather grey English summer.Saturday 2nd - Wednesday 6th September 2017
Four nights in Monaco for some guaranteed sunny weather at the end of a mostly rather grey English summer.
Japan June 2017
Japan June 2017: A couple of nights in Tokyo followed by the rest of the week in Hiroshima to see Chie and Erika at the end of their longer trip to Japan.Saturday 3rd to Sunday 11th June 2017
A couple of nights in Tokyo followed by the rest of the week in Hiroshima to see Chie and Erika at the end of their longer trip to Japan.
Sitges May 2017
Sitges May 2017: A long weekend in Sitges, near Barcelona (with a night in Paris on the way there) for Leon's 40th birthday.Thursday 25th - Monday 29th May 2017
A long weekend in Sitges, near Barcelona (with a night in Paris on the way there) for Leon's 40th birthday.
Italy October 2016
Italy October 2016: A week in Italy, this time with Dad and Janie in tow, based in Turin but with jaunts out to Alba, Genova and Venice.Friday 21st - Friday 28th October 2016
A week in Italy, this time with Dad and Janie in tow, based in Turin but with jaunts out to Alba, Genova and Venice.
New York October 2016
New York October 2016: Short business trip to New York.Tuesday 4th - Thursday 6th October 2016
Short business trip to New York.
Italy October 2015
Italy October 2015: A week's jaunt across Northern Italy taking in Venice, Bassano del Grappa, Vicenza, Verona, Mantova, Milan and Turin.Friday 9th - Saturday 17th October 2015
A week's jaunt across Northern Italy taking in Venice, Bassano del Grappa, Vicenza, Verona, Mantova, Milan and Turin.
Belgium and The Netherlands
Belgium and The Netherlands: A weekend trip to Belgium and The Netherlands while Chie's parents were over from Japan, taking in Brussels, Ghent, Antwerp and Amsterdam.Friday 31st July - Sunday 2nd August 2015
A weekend trip to Belgium and The Netherlands while Chie's parents were over from Japan, taking in Brussels, Ghent, Antwerp and Amsterdam.
Japan November 2014
Japan November 2014: Two weeks in Japan in November 2014.Saturday 1st - Saturday 15th November 2014
Two weeks in Japan in November 2014.
Paris and Monaco
Paris and Monaco: A return trip to Monaco on a bit of a whim during my weekend of freedom while the girls were in Japan.Friday 24th - Sunday 26th October 2014
A return trip to Monaco on a bit of a whim during my weekend of freedom while the girls were in Japan.
Italy June 2014
Italy June 2014: A week in Italy, taking in Genoa, Sestri Levante, the Cinque Terre, Pisa and Florence.Saturday 14th - Sunday 22nd June 2014
A week in Italy, taking in Genoa, Sestri Levante, the Cinque Terre, Pisa and Florence.
Japan February 2014
Japan February 2014: Erika's third trip to Japan.February 2014
Erika's third trip to Japan.
Cote d'Azur August 2013
Cote d'Azur August 2013: A long weekend in Menton and Monaco on the Cote d'Azur - Erika's first time to go abroad (assuming Japan doesn't count).Friday 30th August - Monday 2nd September 2013
A long weekend in Menton and Monaco on the Cote d'Azur - Erika's first time to go abroad (assuming Japan doesn't count).
Japan May/June 2013
Japan May/June 2013: Another trip to Japan.Monday 20th May - Sunday 9th June 2013
Another trip to Japan.
Japan March 2013
Japan March 2013: Erika's first trip to Japan, as she turned six months old, in March 2013.March 2013
Erika's first trip to Japan, as she turned six months old, in March 2013.
Vancouver and Portland
Vancouver and Portland: Business trip to Portland taking in Vancouver (and briefly Seattle) en route.Saturday 7th to Tuesday 10th July 2012
Business trip to Portland taking in Vancouver (and briefly Seattle) en route.
Venice and Turin
Venice and Turin: A few days in Venice, taking in Turin and Paris on the way.Wednesday 13th - Monday 18th June 2012
A few days in Venice, taking in Turin and Paris on the way.
Paris and Lyon
Paris and Lyon: A long weekend in France, to meet up with Chie's cousin Satochan in Paris, and our friend Junchan in Lyon.Friday 30th March - Monday 2nd April 2012
A long weekend in France, to meet up with Chie's cousin Satochan in Paris, and our friend Junchan in Lyon.
Tokyo January 2012
Tokyo January 2012: A week's business trip to Tokyo.January 2012
A week's business trip to Tokyo.
Japan September 2011
Japan September 2011: Two weeks in Japan in late summer / early Autumn 2011.Sunday 18th September - Sunday October 2nd 2011
Two weeks in Japan in late summer / early Autumn 2011.
Channel Islands
Channel Islands: A week's holiday in the Channel Islands taking in Jersey, Guernsey and Sark.Sunday 17th to Saturday 23rd July 2011
A week's holiday in the Channel Islands taking in Jersey, Guernsey and Sark.
Zurich
Zurich: Another business trip to Zurich.Monday 18th - Thursday 21st April 2011
Another business trip to Zurich.
Cote d'Azur
Cote d'Azur: A return visit to the Cote d'Azur, by way of Paris, taking in Eze, Villefranche-sur-mer and Monaco.Wednesday 9th - Sunday 13th March 2011
A return visit to the Cote d'Azur, by way of Paris, taking in Eze, Villefranche-sur-mer and Monaco.
San Francisco November 2010
San Francisco November 2010: A week in San Francisco for work, but Chie also joined me for the first few days.Friday 12th - Thursday 18th November 2010
A week in San Francisco for work, but Chie also joined me for the first few days.
Holland
Holland: A weekend in Holland with Chie and Yuka.Friday 10th - Sunday 12th September 2010
A weekend in Holland with Chie and Yuka.
New York May 2010
New York May 2010: A week spent in New York on business.Saturday 1st - Saturday 8th May 2010
A week spent in New York on business.
Zurich April 2010
Zurich April 2010: Another train trip via Paris to Zurich.Sunday 18th - Wednesday 21st April 2010
Another train trip via Paris to Zurich.
Japan New Year 2010
Japan New Year 2010: Two weeks in Japan over New Year 2009/2010.Sunday 27th December 2009 - Monday 11th January 2010
Two weeks in Japan over New Year 2009/2010.
Zurich
Zurich: Four nights in Zurich for a business trip, including a touristy weekend at the start.Saturday 10th - Wednesday 14th October 2009
Four nights in Zurich for a business trip, including a touristy weekend at the start.
Tokyo October 2009
Tokyo October 2009: A week's business trip to Tokyo, and a great opportunity to meet up with lots of old friends.Friday 2nd October - Friday 9th October 2009
A week's business trip to Tokyo, and a great opportunity to meet up with lots of old friends.
Cote d'Azur
Cote d'Azur: A week's holiday on the French Riviera, based in Nice, including trips to Cannes, Juan-les-Pins, Eze, Ventimiglia and Monaco.
Saturday 27th June - Saturday 4th July 2009
A week's holiday on the French Riviera, based in Nice, including trips to Cannes, Juan-les-Pins, Eze, Ventimiglia and Monaco.
Switzerland
Switzerland: Pictures from my company ski trip to Switzerland, including a fun night out in Zurich and a pleasant afternoon in Paris on the way back.Thursday 19th - Saturday 21st March 2009
Pictures from my company ski trip to Switzerland, including a fun night out in Zurich and a pleasant afternoon in Paris on the way back.
Paris December 2008
Paris December 2008: A weekend in Paris to celebrate our second wedding anniversary.Saturday 6th - Monday 8th December 2008
A weekend in Paris to celebrate our second wedding anniversary.
New York
New York: A week's business trip to New York, including the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be in Times Square on the night Obama was elected president.Saturday 1st - Friday 7th November 2008
A week's business trip to New York, including the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be in Times Square on the night Obama was elected president.
Japan Spring 2008
Japan Spring 2008: A two-and-a-bit week trip back to Japan, to meet up with old friends and revisit our old haunts.Saturday 15th - Monday 31st March 2008
A two-and-a-bit week trip back to Japan, to meet up with old friends and revisit our old haunts.
Brussels and Aachen
Brussels and Aachen: A weekend away on the continent to visit the hot springs in Aachen, taking in Brussels on the way.Saturday 19th - Monday 21st January 2008
A weekend away on the continent to visit the hot springs in Aachen, taking in Brussels on the way.
North Wales and Dublin
North Wales and Dublin: A weekend in North Wales visiting Dad et al, followed by a trip to Dublin for a training course.
Saturday 15th - Tuesday 18th September 2007
A weekend in North Wales visiting Dad et al, followed by a trip to Dublin for a training course.
California Spring 2007
California Spring 2007: Another week and a bit business trip in California, but this time with Chie in tow!Monday 26th March - Wednesday 4th April 2007
Another week and a bit business trip in California, but this time with Chie in tow!
California January 2007
California January 2007: Three weeks in California on a business trip for my new job.Sunday 14th January - Saturday 3rd February 2007
Three weeks in California on a business trip for my new job.
A Week in the Dordogne
A Week in the Dordogne: Kicking off the new year with a week down in the Dordogne visiting Mum and Keith.Monday 1st - Sunday 7th January 2007
Kicking off the new year with a week down in the Dordogne visiting Mum and Keith.
Our Wedding in Japan
Our Wedding in Japan: Pictures from our wedding, starting with a ceremony at Miyajima's Itsukushima Shrine, followed by a reception on a cruise ship, and then a final party in the centre of Hiroshima.Friday 8th December 2006
Pictures from our wedding, starting with a ceremony at Miyajima's Itsukushima Shrine, followed by a reception on a cruise ship, and then a final party in the centre of Hiroshima.
Tokyo December 2006
Tokyo December 2006: Last month of living in Tokyo!December 2006
Last month of living in Tokyo!
Tokyo November 2006
Tokyo November 2006: More pictures from life in Japan, mostly in the latter half of November, including a short trip to the Izu Peninsula.November 2006
More pictures from life in Japan, mostly in the latter half of November, including a short trip to the Izu Peninsula.
Seattle
Seattle: My final business trip for that well known software company.Monday 6th - Sunday 12th November 2006
My final business trip for that well known software company.
Tokyo October 2006
Tokyo October 2006: The usual daily pictures from the month which marked one year of me working in Japan.October 2006
The usual daily pictures from the month which marked one year of me working in Japan.
Hiroshima September 2006
Hiroshima September 2006: A few days in Hiroshima.Friday 22nd - Tuesday 26th September 2006
A few days in Hiroshima.
Nagoya and Gifu
Nagoya and Gifu: An afternoon touring Gifu followed by a night out in Nagoya.Saturday 9th - Sunday 10th September 2006
An afternoon touring Gifu followed by a night out in Nagoya.
Tokyo September 2006
Tokyo September 2006: Another month of pictures from Tokyo, including a weekend visit from Leon, Gav and Stu.September 2006
Another month of pictures from Tokyo, including a weekend visit from Leon, Gav and Stu.
Tokyo August 2006
Tokyo August 2006: August - mostly work, work, work, and attempts to escape from Tokyo (both physically and mentally!).August 2006
August - mostly work, work, work, and attempts to escape from Tokyo (both physically and mentally!).
Nagano
Nagano: A weekend away in Nagano to escape Tokyo, and see our friend Junchan.
Friday 28th - Sunday 30th July 2006
A weekend away in Nagano to escape Tokyo, and see our friend Junchan.
Tokyo July 2006
Tokyo July 2006: More pictures from life in Tokyo, as the summer gets into full swing.July 2006
More pictures from life in Tokyo, as the summer gets into full swing.
Tokyo June 2006
Tokyo June 2006: A month in Tokyo featuring a number of attempts at the weekend to get away from the place!June 2006
A month in Tokyo featuring a number of attempts at the weekend to get away from the place!
Tokyo May 2006
Tokyo May 2006: Yet another monthly set of images from daily life in Tokyo.Monday 8th - Wednesday 31st May 2006
Yet another monthly set of images from daily life in Tokyo.
Hiroshima May 2006
Hiroshima May 2006: A few days spent in Hiroshima during a slew of national holidays that the Japanese call "Golden Week", in 2006.Wednesday 3rd - Sunday 7th May 2006
A few days spent in Hiroshima during a slew of national holidays that the Japanese call "Golden Week", in 2006.
Tokyo April 2006
Tokyo April 2006: Pictures in Tokyo in April, complete with a good helping of the obligatory cherry blossom photos.April 2006
Pictures in Tokyo in April, complete with a good helping of the obligatory cherry blossom photos.
Tokyo March 2006
Tokyo March 2006: Pictures taken in Tokyo in March 2006, during two and a half weeks between trips to Seattle and the UK. Includes a weekend spent with Lorenzo.Friday 3rd - Tuesday 21st March 2006
Pictures taken in Tokyo in March 2006, during two and a half weeks between trips to Seattle and the UK. Includes a weekend spent with Lorenzo.
Seattle February 2006
Seattle February 2006: Pictures taken during the weekend break in the middle of a two week business trip to Seattle at the end of February 2006.Monday 20th February - Thursday 2nd March 2006
Pictures taken during the weekend break in the middle of a two week business trip to Seattle at the end of February 2006.
Tokyo February 2006
Tokyo February 2006: Pictures in Tokyo in February 2006, including a visit to the Whisky Live exhibition, where I met such whisky celebrities as Richard Paterson and Dave Broom.
February 2006
Pictures in Tokyo in February 2006, including a visit to the Whisky Live exhibition, where I met such whisky celebrities as Richard Paterson and Dave Broom.
Tokyo January 2006
Tokyo January 2006: Assorted pictures from daily life in Tokyo, at the start of the year of the dog.
January 2006
Assorted pictures from daily life in Tokyo, at the start of the year of the dog.
Weekend in Hiroshima
Weekend in Hiroshima: A weekend in Hiroshima, visiting Chie's family as a sort of late New Year's break.
Friday 6th - Monday 9th January 2006
A weekend in Hiroshima, visiting Chie's family as a sort of late New Year's break.
Kamakura New Year's Day
Kamakura New Year's Day: A New Year's Day outing to Kamakura, a town near Tokyo famous for its shrines and temples.
Sunday 1st January 2006
A New Year's Day outing to Kamakura, a town near Tokyo famous for its shrines and temples.
December in Tokyo
December in Tokyo: More assorted pictures from life in Tokyo, taken in December 2005.
Friday 2nd - Saturday 31st December 2005
More assorted pictures from life in Tokyo, taken in December 2005.
Takaosan
Takaosan: A day out with Hide to go and visit Takaosan - a mountain conveniently located within short distance of Tokyo.
Saturday 3rd December 2005
A day out with Hide to go and visit Takaosan - a mountain conveniently located within short distance of Tokyo.
November in Tokyo
November in Tokyo: Assorted pictures from daily life in Tokyo during the latter part of November 2005.
Sunday 20th - Friday 25th November 2005
Assorted pictures from daily life in Tokyo during the latter part of November 2005.
Seattle November 2005
Seattle November 2005: A few odd pictures taken whilst on a long business trip in Seattle.
Sunday 30th October - Friday 18th November 2005
A few odd pictures taken whilst on a long business trip in Seattle.
October in Tokyo
October in Tokyo: A few pictures from a weekend out and about in the suburbs of Tokyo at the end of October 2005, including Sunday brunch with Lorenzo.
Friday 28th - Sunday 30th October 2005
A few pictures from a weekend out and about in the suburbs of Tokyo at the end of October 2005, including Sunday brunch with Lorenzo.
Germany and Holland
Germany and Holland: A few days spent in Germany and Holland, en route between Japan and Britan, for Yee and Hauke's wedding.Wednesday 14th - Sunday 18th September 2005
A few days spent in Germany and Holland, en route between Japan and Britan, for Yee and Hauke's wedding.
Japan 2005 Part II
Japan 2005 Part II: Pictures from my second holiday in Japan in 2005 in July/August/September.Thursday 14th July - Wednesday 14th September 2005
Pictures from my second holiday in Japan in 2005 in July/August/September.
Seattle July 2005
Seattle July 2005: A short trip to Seattle for an interview, during which I had a brief opportunity to do a bit of sightseeing.Monday 11th and Tuesday 12th July 2005
A short trip to Seattle for an interview, during which I had a brief opportunity to do a bit of sightseeing.
Japan 2005 Part I
Japan 2005 Part I: Pictures from my first spell in Japan in May and June 2005.Monday 2nd May - Tuesday 7th June 2005
Pictures from my first spell in Japan in May and June 2005.
Paris
Paris: A weekend trip to Paris with Yuka and Miho.Saturday 26th - Monday 28th February 2005
A weekend trip to Paris with Yuka and Miho.
Cologne
Cologne: Softel's Christmas party - a weekend away in Cologne.Friday 10th - Sunday 12th December 2004
Softel's Christmas party - a weekend away in Cologne.
Barcelona
Barcelona: A weekend away in Barcelona.Friday 10th - Sunday 12th September 2004
A weekend away in Barcelona.
Toulouse
Toulouse: A couple of very random pictures from an extremely brief trip to Toulouse for a conference.Tuesday 24th - Wednesday 25th August 2004
A couple of very random pictures from an extremely brief trip to Toulouse for a conference.
Leon's Stag Do
Leon's Stag Do: A Tale of Two Cities. Started off with food and a few drinks in London, then on to Paris for a (supposedly) all night bar and club-a-thon. Didn't quite work out exactly as planned though...Saturday 29th - Sunday 30th May 2004
A Tale of Two Cities. Started off with food and a few drinks in London, then on to Paris for a (supposedly) all night bar and club-a-thon. Didn't quite work out exactly as planned though...
Dublin
Dublin: A day trip to Dublin with Chie, Dad and Janie.Saturday 10th April 2004
A day trip to Dublin with Chie, Dad and Janie.
Florence
Florence: Me and Chie go to visit Lorenzo in beautiful Florence (or Firenze if you're Italian) for a few days.Saturday 19th - Tuesday 22nd April 2003
Me and Chie go to visit Lorenzo in beautiful Florence (or Firenze if you're Italian) for a few days.
Japan Christmas 2002
Japan Christmas 2002: My third trip to Japan, encompassing Christmas and New Year.Friday 20th December 2002 - Sunday January 5th 2003
My third trip to Japan, encompassing Christmas and New Year.
Japan Spring 2002
Japan Spring 2002: My second trip to Japan. A bit less sightseeing than last time but still plenty of nice pictures.Sunday 28th April - Sunday 5th May 2002
My second trip to Japan. A bit less sightseeing than last time but still plenty of nice pictures.
Italy
Italy: My second trip to Italy to see Lorenzo.Thursday 19th - Tuesday 24th July 2001
My second trip to Italy to see Lorenzo.
Paris
Paris: A short weekend trip to Paris, more or less on a whim.Saturday 5th - Sunday 6th May 2001
A short weekend trip to Paris, more or less on a whim.
Japan Spring 2001
Japan Spring 2001: My first trip! Two and a bit weeks exploring Japan. Hundreds of pictures to see!Saturday 7th - Tuesday 24th April 2001
My first trip! Two and a bit weeks exploring Japan. Hundreds of pictures to see!
A Weekend in Belgium
A Weekend in Belgium: A weekend trip to Brugges and Antwerp.Friday 9th - Sunday 11th March 2001
A weekend trip to Brugges and Antwerp.
France
France: Me, Chie, Rob and Kanako in La Rochelle and Orleans.Thursday 20th - Tuesday 25th July 2000
Me, Chie, Rob and Kanako in La Rochelle and Orleans.
Softel Christmas Party 1999
Softel Christmas Party 1999: Two nights in Brugges for our annual Christmas party.Friday 10th - Saturday 11th December 1999
Two nights in Brugges for our annual Christmas party.