Last stop on travels July 14th 2006 Kyoto
Anyone who has read Memoirs of a Geisha is likely to expect Kyoto to be a quaint little town, as we did. In fact, Kyoto use to be the Capital of Japan and has a population of over 2.5million. Nevertheless, Gion Corner, behind the main hubbub of the high street, did conjure up exotic images of Geisha running to and from appointments. The word geisha has negative connotations and t ... read more
Asia » Japan » Kyoto 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
Let's face it, travel diaries are boooring! No-one cares that you spent 59 hours balanced on top of a train holding onto the goat you hired, or that you had to wake up at 2am in order to trek up the local hill with your 15-year-old tour guide Chang. Sad but it's true.
Well my friends, this diary is different. You see Eleni found a treasure map in her attic. It talks of a mysterious magical Golden Carrot, the ultimate vegetable-based prize! Legend has it that the owner of this Carrot becomes inundated with offers of full-time employment, and so we are giving up the traditional method of job ... full info