Making My Way Home

Japan's flag
Asia » Japan
August 12th 2008
Published: September 7th 2008
Edit Blog Post

For everyone I haven't been in contact with recently, I have just finished my 3-year contract in Japan and have embarked on my last adventure before returning to Canada. My friend Larry (who flew over from Toronto) and I are on a 6-week, 7-country trip through Asia (from August 12th to September 20th). Our itinerary is as follows:

Osaka & Kyoto, Japan --> Beijing (Olympics!!) & Xian, China --> Hong Kong --> Macau --> Vietnam --> Cambodia --> Thailand --> CANADA!!!

We are traveling by train, plane, boat, moped and rickshaw ... really anything that gets us from point A to point B; and we are feasting on local delicacies where ever we go (of course passing on the crazies such as dog, horse, and anything that is best served rotten!)

I have posted some random pics from our Japanese adventures, but since I have already posted numerous blogs about Osaka and Kyoto, I am not going to add text.


Additional photos below
Photos: 27, Displayed: 22


Welcome to Japan!!!Welcome to Japan!!!
Welcome to Japan!!!

For our first night we went to Kaiten-sushi (a rotating sushi restaurant).
Sushi DinnerSushi Dinner
Sushi Dinner

Yes, we ate sushi on our second night too. :)
The Imperial Palace, KyotoThe Imperial Palace, Kyoto
The Imperial Palace, Kyoto

I think cycling around Kyoto is one of my favorite things to do in Japan.

This message board is called an "ema" and people write their prayers on them in Shinto shrines.
Maiko-san SpottingMaiko-san Spotting
Maiko-san Spotting

A "maiko-san" is a "geisha-in-training." They wear the white face make-up until they become "geisha."

8th September 2008

Seeing your photos of Japan brings back wonderful memories. Especially cycling through Kyoto – still my favourite too! xoxo
9th September 2008

Your photos are amazing. Safe Journeys.
10th September 2008

Watch out world lisa (and larry) are on the loose! I stalk your facebook religiously to see where you are. Miss you tons and I can't wait to when you get back!!!!
13th September 2008

Your amazing Lisa, I'm going to hire you when I travel - you know the ways. Take good care
21st November 2008

first day in japan and lisa's got me eating tentacles, lol. thanks for being my tour guide, and draggin' me out to all those temples uphill!!

Tot: 0.316s; Tpl: 0.012s; cc: 12; qc: 30; dbt: 0.0458s; 1; m:domysql w:travelblog (; sld: 1; ; mem: 1.1mb