Visiting Tokyo's Underground Scene with Old Man Poo October 21st 2006 People keep telling me that its the small things that you remember about your trips abroad. The colour of the phone in the hotel room. The smell of grilled squid in the alley beside the hostel. The ring of the mobile phone two seats back on a bus to another temple.
Well, I thought that was a bit sad. I wanted to have a full day in Tokyo that I would never forget. Everywhere has neon. Everywher ... 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
Years of staring at maps, debating routes, saving money and boring anyone in earshot with constantly changing plans finally culminated in our D-Day. 28th August 2006. The day that Vik and Bob went global.
Having made it to New Zealand without taking a single flight, we reached the conclusion that neither our finances nor our sea legs could stomach another container ship journey so we've cheated and taken a flight from New Zealand to Bangkok. From Bangkok we hope to stick with the overland theme and take a route home through Southern Asia: China, Nepal, India, Pakistan, Iran, Turkey...
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