…we’re plotting every possible excuse to extend your summer. As the fiercest heat eases off in Mexico, now is the perfect time to venture to the 775-milelong Baja California peninsula
I was on holiday visiting relatives with my wife, who is half Japanese, when we took a trip to the district of Arashiyama on the outskirts of Kyoto. It’s known for its bamboo grove, and when I arrived I was overwhelmed by the size of the bamboo. The way the sun glowed through the shoots was magical, and the pathways cut through the groves created amazing leading lines to play with. When I look at this photo it makes me want to head right back – Japan is an incredible country and there’s so much to explore, but returning to the Arashiyama Bamboo Grove is firmly on my to-do list.
Bamboo is the world’s fastest-growing plant, at up to 91cm a day – Arashiyama’s grove reaches around 30 metres high firstname.lastname@example.org