Konichiwa, greetings from Nippon August 30th 2005 Now that's what I'm talkin' about, Japan baby, yeah!!!!
We've been in Japan for nearly a week now and it's totally amazing, unlike anything we have experienced on this trip so far, or in any of our travels to date come to mention it.
The number of temples and shrines are breathtaking, the countryside beautiful and the friendliest people we have ever encountered. Everything is so efficient, ... 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
Fiona and I started this blog in September 2004 when we decided to jack in the jobs and go for a wee bit of a tour around the world, backpacking and dossing in equal measures, what a time we had, this is what we said in our profile before we left:
Fiona and I are leaving our friends and family behind for a 12 month, 35,000 mile round the world trip.
Our first port of call is San Francisco and our last destination is Delhi, in between we've planned trips to New Zealand, Fiji, Australia, Korea, Japan, China, Vietnam, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia and Nepal.
I'll keep this website as up-to-... full info