Occasionally-Bob: Christmas Special December 25th 2006 It's at this time of year that the civilised, westernised world (basically everyone except North Korea, Peterhead and the island of Lewis) forgets about work, joins the mass cull of trees and turkeys, dons ridiculous red and white hats and celebrates the birth of the saviour, Santa Claus.
Here in Japan, Christmas means as much as it does in the UK, ie. high profit margins for department stores a ... 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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