Did you ever wonder...why? June 28th 2007 Did you ever wonder why…people shake hands to show friendship?…we nod our heads for yes and shake it for no?...zero scores in tennis are called “love”?...the square place where boxers fight is called a “ring”? I have. The world is full of questions, and why questions are always the hardest ones to answer. Sometimes there is no answer, sometimes it just requires a little bit of digging ... read more
Asia » Japan » Aichi In 1603, a Tokugawa shogunate (military dictatorship) ushered in a long period of isolation from foreign influence in order to secure its power. For 250 years this policy enabled Japan to enjoy stability and a flowering of its indigenous culture. Fol... ... read more
I moved around a lot when I was growing up, and my guess is that this is at least one of the reasons why I love to travel and always seem to be dreaming about it. I spent a life-changing year in Japan when I was at university and this only added to my wanderlust. I ended up back in Japan after graduating as I obviously wasn't quite finished with the country and from there, well I'll let you read what happened next.
"Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined" -Henry David Thoreau
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