1 week in Japan June 1st 2008 I like my job but hate the people I work with. I needed a break and I promised my friend Hiromi whom I met in Europe about a year ago that I would come see her in Japan this summer. I submitted my request for 1 week off to my boss whom I later learned to despise. It got approved a few days later and to my luck...there was a seat sale with Air Canada!!! $1000 for round trip from Montreal to Tokyo, ... read more
Asia » Japan » Tokyo 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
Adventure is a path. Real adventure - self-determined, self-motivated, often risky - forces you to have firsthand encounters with the world.
The world the way it is, not the way you imagine it.
I think traveling is a brutality. It forces you to trust strangers and to lose sight of all that familiar comfort of home and friends. You are constantly off balance, plans never go the way you planned it, you have all the time in the world.
Nothing is yours except the essential things - air, sleep, dreams, the sea, the sky - all things tending towards the eternal or what we imagine of it.
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