Postcard from…a Japanese heatwave

Longer read 31° degrees Celsius. 88° degrees Fahrenheit. 70% humidity. Welcome to Kyoto in July. Or, to be specific, Kyoto in July 2018. In Japan’s ravishing old capital, and across most of Japan, a heatwave was sweeping through, the worst since records began. And there I was, on holiday with my brother. I’d had bigContinue reading “Postcard from…a Japanese heatwave”

Travel hack: beat the heat

The news continues to stream out of Japan of the unprecedented heatwave, and it makes for sombre reading. The longest and deadliest heatwave since the 19th Century! I visited this wonderful country in the first half of July, knowing it would be hot, but astounded by just how all-consuming and furious the heat was. IContinue reading “Travel hack: beat the heat”