Kyoto October 27th 2011 I arrived bright and early at 7 am in Kyoto, and began the hike to my hostel. The Kyoto station had some very modern looking buildings, but it wasn’t long before I came to the first temple ground. I would soon learn that Kyoto is filled with temples. I arrived at the hostel only a couple hours later, but they were not quite ready for me yet. The hostel owner let me drop off my backpack, but ... read more
Asia » Japan » Kyoto » 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
I am backpacking through Europe with my friend. We start in Amsterdam, but who knows where we'll end up. We'll be staying in hostels, eating sandwiches, and taking public transit. Hopefully, we'll have enough last 6 months. You can see our progress in this blog. How far will we make it? How long will we last?
- Update - The Europe trip has come and gone. We made it 2 months together, then I continued another month and a half on my own. Now the blog continues with my next travels abroad.... full info