Our First Stop- Tokyo (Part 1) July 12th 2007 Pre-flight! The standard international maximum for bags is around 40lbs. As a precaution, we did a quick check to see where our bags weighed-in. My bag was a limit-pushing 35lbs, and Phil’s bag weighed a whopping 47lbs. Lucky we don’t encounter the weight restriction until South Korea. The day before we left, there was a major role-reversal in trip-planning and preparation. I became complet ... 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
We will be taking the trip of a lifetime!! Six months in Asia, Australia, New Zealand, and Fiji. If we manage to ward off the bandits, traffickers, and land mines (don't worry dad- that's just a joke), and we avoid killing each other (which is probably more likely than the latter), we plan on documenting our entire trip! We hope everyone back home enjoys our pictures and (I'm sure) humorous anecdotes.
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