Kyoto - castles, pavillions and Geishas November 3rd 2007 Tokyo is addictive, and even after an extra two days there, I had to be dragged away kicking and screaming, much to Alan's annoyance, he said that carrying our two-back packs was fine but I was just too heavy.
Sulking in the Shinkansen was only temporary however, as we were blessed with a magnificent clear view of Mount Fuji. The height of the snow-topped mountain is exaggerated by the relative ... read more
Asia » Japan » Kyoto 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
Yay, we're finally on the road!
After years of excited and nervous planning we took the plunge and left our jobs, rented out the house, said goodbye to the folks and friends, got married (well, you've got to be sure your travel buddy's there for you!) and headed off for places unknown.
And we're loving it, enjoying every second! Can't wait to see what's next.
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