The land of oh so nearly right April 22nd 2012 Ok so it seems the last blog was a bit of a sweeping epic on my apparent fondness for the Japanese people and way of life, it's only now when reading it back that I realise what a soapbox moment it was! It has struck me that it's only when I sit down to write a blog that I actually collate all my thoughts and finalise my opinions of places. Writing the blogs has shifted from simply informi ... 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
Hi all, I'm Mike, a teacher from Wales and travelling plays a huge part in my life. I am fascinated by other ways of life, cultures, societies, countries, religions, landscapes, sights, smells and tastes. I live to travel to faraway places and gaze in fascination at the wonders of this world and the people who inhabit it.
'I travel a lot; I hate having my life disrupted by routine'. Basically it is a desperation to avoid the norm of home, that feeling that life is mundane and unfulfilling. I don't want to be like the majority, stuck in the rat race working all day an... full info