My Farewell to Yachiyo July 31st 2007 Looking back at my 2 years in the small town of Yachiyo, I realize now how many wonderful experiences I had there, and how lucky I was to be a part of rural life in Japan. I remember thinking upon arrival "Oh ****! What have I gotten myself into?!?" But, as time went by the people of Yachiyo proved to me that I had become involved in a great community. It seemed that because I was the only for ... read more
Asia » Japan » Hiroshima 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
"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it solely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime." -Mark Twain
Hey everyone! I have started this journal in order to keep you informed of my adventures in Japan, as well as my travels throughout Asia.
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