Guru Guru Camp (Niijima island), a set on Flickr.
Here is my set from Guru Guru camp. I had only been in Japan for a couple of weeks before traveling for almost 24 hours to get to a tiny amazing island just south of Tokyo.
I met so many wonderful people and saw the most amazing island every, through hula hooping! It is a magical thing.\
the island is famous for this stone, which occurs naturally only here and in one island off of Italy. There are sculptures made out of it everywhere, and when you heat it it turns into a gorgeous green glass.
This island really was a magical place, it stole my heart. The locals were awesome. I want to go back again and try surfing and blowing glass…ahh so lovely! There are several onsens (hot springs) on the island, that are sea water heated by the volcano under the island. The one we frequented on our trip was free and looked like a city ruins:
It was sooo beautiful! I hope I can go back again some day
Anyway, I am updating this from the airport, because I still don’t have internet at home! I am on my way to Singapore for a week! More photos soon