My Great Japanese Adventure April 3rd 2008 Sunday, March 9th - wake up early, ready to begin the great Japanese adventure - it had been storming all day the day before, but things looked fine that morning... checked the Air Canada site a couple of hours in advance, flight is a go... hop in the shower, hop back out, flight to Toronto is now delayed by 15 minutes... no big deal, I have plenty of time to connect... have some breakfast, check ... read more
Asia » Japan 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've discovered I pretty much want to see and do everything... but I thought I would set a more realistic goal to begin... 40 countries before I turn 40 and as many friends as I can make along the way... I reached my goal in July of 2013, and now I'm just adjusting it to add at least another new country every year.
So here's where I've been: Austria, Hungary, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Spain, Croatia, Japan, Panama, Costa Rica, Mexico, Belize, Honduras, Vatican City (wikipedia says this is a country, and I've not bothered to research if that is actually true), St. Maarten/St... full info