Japanese Culture 101 April 18th 2004 Sunday just didn’t start off how I anticipated. I expected to sleep in till 8 or 9 since I’d been awake for so long, but ended waking up at about 4am. There wasn’t a chance of getting back to sleep either, so after an hour of trying, I went up to the lounge to play around on the Internet. Of course, at 5am everyone was still asleep, Andrew, the Aussie from the station was asleep on the ... 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
Hi, my name is Mark, known simply as Savage among my friends. I've lived all across the United States. I'm not currently traveling, but I hope to share one or two rather bland past travels, some future local travels that for some reason I've never done (despite them being on my doorstep... take things for granted sometimes) and eventually my future trek into Central America &/or Europe.
If you're wondering how I came to post on this blog, I'll give you a little background. In 1989 I moved to the US from a sleepy little village called Holt in North Norfolk, England, which is close to a ... full info