Golden Week part 1 May 13th 2008 Time for (part 1 of) the long awaited Golden Week bloggage
Well, we get some nice national holidays here. Unfortunately Golden Week fell over a weekend here, so it wasn't a 'week' per say but rather a 4 day weekend (either one is nice the way I see it)...and so it was off to Kyoto, to take up floor space and do some sightseeing.
There are about 6 other teachers from my training gro ... read more
Asia » Japan » Kyoto » 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
I'm a gypsy at heart, but haven't had the opportunity to follow the wind until now.
I come from a diverse background:
My mum is Brazilian,
My dad is English,
My brother was born in Iran,
and I was born in Kenya.
We lived in Canada for a while before moving to Australia and now i've made the big move out to Japan - solo. I travelled a lot with them when I was younger, but this is my first solo overseas adventure.
This is something I always wanted to do, and now that I am actually doing it, I can hardly believe it.
I teach English as a second langua... full info