"Angel Potato" and other famous Japanese brands December 27th 2006 Dearly beloved,
We are gathered here today to bid farewell to Tokyo and ultimately to begin the long journey back to whence we came... China.
What you now read is less a blog and more some final, fleeting musings on Japan. I think I shall make use of my newly invented web term: "blogette" - not quite a blog but blog like in its qualities.
This blogette is an assortment of bumpf collected over ... 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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