Finishing up the Ryokan collection


Today I’ve published the fourth part in the Ryokan collection, and I’ve finished also the fifth and final part of it. You can expect this one to be published as soon as I have reviewed it after it’s been sitting here a while.

I’ve been taking my time with these two as the fourth one was one I had struggles making it sound interesting. Often an experience can be exciting to go through, but once you start writing or talking about it you realize it is sometimes nearly not as exciting to a second person. Not being an experienced writer, I will admit it take a lot of trying to find that story pace that can make something sound like fun. Or you simply get stuck… like I did on this piece.

That I aside, I hope you all will enjoy the latest and final pieces in this collection.

Ryokan Hospitality – Part 4

Another Barnsley Experience


I’ve been at Barnsley rather frequently lately, once a month to be precise and while most of my visits are either a repeat of previous shenanigans, or just failed attempts even, I’m glad I can present you guys with another unique one.

Now before I throw in the link here, I do like to give some credit to Accidental Alice for this one because the little show I pulled off was inspired on one of the stories I’ve read from her.

Also one of the things I’d like to mention that despite I’m writing only the success stories, more than that number are just fails or rather negative experiences. I don’t see any reason to write those out, and I don’t think I ever will. Still I’d like to drop this here as reality check for my readers, should they become under the impression that I only get positive experiences.

Anyway, without further chatter, here’s the fifth story of Barnsley.

Barnsley – Fifth Visit


Ryokan Hospitality


Dear reader,

I realize that it’s been a while since I last post a story. Time has just not been on my side. Now to make it up to you I decided to share the first story in a series of experiences during my trip through Japan about 5 years ago.

Personally I found these stories one of my most memorable stories I have to share, mainly because of how unlikely these seem to happen in our western culture. It is one of those moments where you see and feel that there remains much to be said and thought about how western society has alienated itself from the concept of nudity.

Added on top of that I’ve read blogs on the internet of people visiting Japan that I did not find stroking with what I experienced. So at the same time I will hope to break away from recurring stereotypes about an isolated and xenophobe Japan.

The entire series will be collected in the section Collection 3