It’s clichéd to say that Japan is a land of contradictions. But this evening I stepped off one of the fastest trains in the world – a ‘Shinkansen’ bullet train; a white, dolphin-nosed, rocket speed future-mobile that looked like it had been built for space travel – then made my way on foot through the [...]
Author Archive: Alanna Cole-Baker
After being teased at her Northern Irish school about her inexplicably English accent, Alanna decided to flee to university in ‘the mainland’ where she could blend in with ease. Since graduating and a brief obligatory spell ‘finding herself’ abroad, she is now based in London where she works scraping the money together for her next voyage; one which she hopes will involve lots of mountains and empanadas, please.