Nobody Thought the Waves Would Be So High

With the recent five year anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake, it seemed like a good time to write about our visit to Ōtsuchi - one of the low-lying… more

Deine Reise ist nicht meine Reise – Your Trip Isn't My Trip

"Since October? " came the reaction from fellow travellers we met in June. Yes, it was then that we realized this travel life that we'd become accustomed to was… more

Travelling Home for Christmas

2015 - what a year! How are we going to top this? One thing's for sure - it won't be the last Hagemann adventure. We've had the most amazing time, but one Chris… more

How I Met My Adopted Japanese Parents

Let us take you back to 2008. The year I met Mr and Mrs Saito. more

What Surprised us about trekking in the Japan Alps

“You can't do that – it's too extreme,” came the response from the tourist office in Takaoka when we told them about our plans to do a six day trek from Tateyam… more