Travels around Japan: Ishigaki Island

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It’s a dismal day here in Tokyo; although there’s a lingering hint of summer stickiness, it’s been raining all day.

It’s at times like these that I dream of running away to a tropical island. It’s at times like these that tropical islands seem like just a dream.

Here’s one that’s just three hours from Tokyo, and most definitely real.

Escape to Okinawa’s Yaeyama Islands on the Odigo Blog for Odigo Travel.

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No really, it’s real – photo cc from Flickr by kobaken++

 

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I have been away

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I have been away,
lost in sublime syllables,
hacking through grammars
yet undiscovered, searching
for peace, love, understanding.

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