“I spent last year living and working in Japan, teaching English. At the same time I tried my best to fit in some travel wherever I could.
“I visited the Jigokudani monkey park in Nagano, famous for its lazy macaque monkeys. They have earned their lazy stripes relaxing in hot springs, passing the cold winter in their own little monkey heaven. It was amazing to see. They are so used to human visitors they accept you into their troop, letting you get as close as you like. Maybe they are just too lazy to object.”
Image and words provided by reader James Martin.
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