I Love Festivals! October 4th 2010 Remember that fantastic feeling you'd get in high school when classes were cancelled for a sports day or concert? These special events bring the same feeling for teachers, I've found, or at least they do for me.
On Sunday, my commercial high school held its annual culture festival and today, its sports festival - two days of excitement, color and much discovery on my part.
I kicked off the ... read more
Asia » Japan » Tokushima » Tokushima 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
Part of me can’t believe I’m on the road again and back in the travel blogging business, this time in a new hemisphere. I hope you enjoy reading round two of my global ramblings, based from the coastal town of Bahia de Caraquez, Ecuador. Here, my boyfriend, Keiron, and I are living in his grandmother’s house, where generations of his family grew up, and I’m teaching English at a nearby non-profit school. ... full info