Blue & Green

I missed the Cherry Blossoms in Tokyo, apparently this is one of the most popular spots in the city for Sakura--known for filling up with flowers at the right moment in spring. I'm grateful to have missed the crowds though. Personally, no matter how beautiful a touristy location might be, standing in a crowd of tourists and cameras always overwhelms me and takes away from the experience. 

My most memorable traveling moments have never been the ones that I planned to the T, or that were known tourist hotspots top on my itinerary. If anything, they have been the opposite--the random and the unexpected that I couldn't have in a lifetime of preparation known would come.