Donna and Neil's Guestbook



8th November 2014

I don't read everyone's blogs...
But I do read yours. Which have got me to thinking...to be continued...
8th November 2014

Kobe
Sake museum...how can you go wrong. Excellent choice. Lattes and vending machines for everyone. Sounds like you had the real experience. Great stuff. keep on traveling
7th November 2014

Sake
So envious of all the sake you guys are drinking. I love hot sake as a winter pick-me-up :)
8th November 2014

Sake
Ren and Andrew, we'd love to try hot sake but it was just too hot when we were in Japan. We'd say it would be lovely as a winter warmer...we made do with ice cold sake. Yum!
23rd October 2014
A contemplative deer

How gorgeous!
That deer should charge a fee. I love the idea of an island where the deer roam free and are unafraid of humans; and I love the feeding ban even more.
23rd October 2014
A contemplative deer

Deer fees :)
Hi Ren and Andrew, yes the deer should charge a fee. It was lovely and peaceful standing behind the deer when we were taking that photo. They are lovely gentle animals, but saying that we didn't get too close ;). Even though there is a feeding ban, we don't think anyone told the deer that...they were eating everything they could get their hooves on, including paper fans and leaflets! Thanks for reading and commenting. By the way, you would love the Japanese food! x
22nd October 2014

Japan
We had the same impression that Japan would be up to date on technology. Sad to hear that is not the case. The oysters sound fantastic. I'd love to live in a trusting society. Eager to learn more.
23rd October 2014

Not up to date with technology...
Hi Merry Jo and Dave, we were surprised too that it wasn't high-tech robots at every turn ;). Although some of the technology was old, it worked so well! You would have loved the oysters, so fresh. It really was a refreshing change to be in such a trusting country. Thanks for reading and commenting x
22nd October 2014

I love your Japan blogs, they are absolutely fascinating! I've heard about the deer and how trusting Japanese culture is. I'm a little wary of traveling there by myself, but your observations make it sound ok.
23rd October 2014

Travelling alone
Hi Andrea, Japanese culture is so very trusting and we would definitely say if you want to travel there, don't be wary about travelling alone. The Japanese we met were very helpful and friendly. Thanks for reading and commenting! x
1st September 2014

Japan
Always thrilled when you are on the road...great observations and impressions. Looking forward to reading more of your stories.
2nd September 2014

Thanks for the compliment!
Hi MJ and Dave, thanks for (still!) reading our blogs after all this time. We are glad you appreciate the observations! For us, the observations about countries and the people (tourists and locals!) make a place - we like to experience everything we can! We love people watching and observing!
1st September 2014
Bamboo forest

Japan
So much beauty so little time.
31st August 2014

place stayed on KPN ?
hi Neil and Donna, I am currently in BKK, planning to go to KPN in the next couple days. I am quite curious -- where did you end up staying on KPN that was 550B ? That is right in my budget bracket! I personally believe in going budget with the room, to use the money on activities, travel, and food. Looking forward to hearing from you! THANKS! Chandra
31st August 2014

Budget food
They have that cheap Italian chain in Shanghai too. In a city where a beer usually costs over £5, that £1.50 glass of wine is a godsend! Looking like a great trip so far guys!
1st September 2014

Re Budget food
Never realised it was in Shanghai too...as you say the £1.50 glass of wine is excellent, especially when other places charge a fortune. Apparently Saizeriya has a reputation in Japan of all the students and youngsters going there to get drunk before heading out to clubs! Don't blame them to be honest!
31st August 2014

You guys are awesome!
I first signed on to your blog in December 2007, when I was en route to backpack in the Philippines. I saw you went to Mindoro, so off I went. Had a great time there. Now 7 years later, you're still on the road, that's great! SAFE TRAVELS!
31st August 2014

Can't believe...
We can't believe you are still reading after all this time! Thanks for the comment and for still reading 7 years on!
25th August 2014

Japan
So much to see and so little time. Love all your descriptions. We really must book a trip...sadly that won't happen for a while. We've heard so many wonderful things about Kyoto.
24th August 2014

Onsen chickens! Boo!
I loved your excitement about the Shinkansen journey, and you've made Kyoto sound even more attractive to me now. I think I would feel at home with all the 'order' and 'balance' in Japan :)
11th August 2014

Japan
The journey is key not the destination....with that said it is always nice having a fast train to get you there. :) Seat warmers sound great. Luck you. Glad you got your noodles & peaches. Life is simple isn't it?
11th August 2014

faster trains and seat warmers ;)
Yes, MJ and Dave, the journey is key but it was lovely to have super-fast trains which ran on time! We do get pleasure from simple things like peaches, noodles and seat warmers on toilets...we are missing the Japanese toilets :(
6th August 2014

Very Nice!
I'm going to Japan next year and this blog gave me some nice tips!
7th August 2014

Tips on Japan
Hi Per-Olof, thanks for commenting and reading. We'll be putting lots of tips in our upcoming blogs about Japan and food etc. It really wasn't as expensive as we thought. We loved every minute of our time there!

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