Does travel make you more creative? More compassionate?Yes, if you travel with those intentions.
On my last day in Tokyo, I wanted to do a little shopping. According to Google, there was a Daiso and an Aeon SuperMarket nearby. It looked like a short walk, but since it was so hot, it seemed long. However, I did not expect such a nice park on my way. That's my hotel from another angle.
It seemed that every time I turned around, there was something pretty, restful, or interesting to see - a stream, a rest pavilion, a lotus collection, koi, different kinds of flowers, then this path with pinwheels spinning on the fences!
This was a working clock made of flowers on this little hill. And a sundial. I was honestly just as thrilled to experience this surprising park as I was in the Digital Art Museum. I wrote a haiku about this. Oh and here's a manhole cover!
I love packing so much into a short time. I love Japan so much! Watakushi wa modorimasu (or kaeru). Argh! Need to learn Japanese.
I have traveled quite a bit, and am using this page to record some memories. Travel is a wonderful education, expanding your view of the world, of other cultures, of the beauty of diversity.