Heya! I’m Simone, a writer-slash-photographer-slash content creator. I was born in New York, raised in South Africa, spent four years in Japan, and recently found my way back to the Five Boroughs. Welcome to my RGB gallery!
I moved to Japan to teach English and travel. I was stationed at a school in a small agricultural town on the coast of Miyazaki, on the eastern side of the island, Kyushu. The beautiful, sunny prefecture is a far cry from the bustling streets of Tokyo, and I couldn’t wait to explore my new home. Becoming increasingly frustrated with the lack of information available in English, I decided to start my own blog and share my discoveries.
I now reside in New York City, and while the travelling side of my life has slowed down a bit, I’m forever exploring. Keep up with my adventures by subscribing here, or follow me on Instagram or Twitter to see what I’m up to in between posting. Selected blogs are also featured on the travel app GPSMyCity; click here for download links. I’d also love to hear from you personally, so if you have any comments or questions, or want to work together, feel free to contact me. Welcome, and thanks for stopping by!
Features and Mentions
Miyazaki Inbound (Japanese)
Why Is There No Information About Miyazaki in English?
Celebrating the Phallus and Other Weird Japanese Festivals
Takachiho Gorge: Where the Gods Landed
Sun Messe: The Maoi of the East
Huis Ten Bosch: Japan’s Dutch Theme Park
A Weekend in Yakushima: One of the Most Beautiful Places Imaginable
Exploring Wartime Remains on Japan’s Rabbit Island
Atop Kagoshima’s Mt Kaimondake
Historic Nagoya Castle: The Royal Treatment in Japan’s 4th Largest City
A Trip Down to Minamisatsuma
Tomogashima: Japan’s Real Castle in the Sky
Exploring Aya Town
Reasons To Visit Japan’s Most Overlooked Prefecture
The Wild Horses of Cape Toi