From Ishikawa to Akita ken June 8th 2008 My night in the smokey business hotel was fairly good and the reception staff tolerant of my internet use, requests for ice for my failing Achilles, and where to find a chemist!
Like clockwork I woke at 4 or 5am, to a very bright morning, no rain, and calm weather. The early sunrise has been the case ever since my arrival and time spent in Kyuushuu farther south. I cannot, however, get my head ... read more
Asia » Japan » Akita 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
When there’s nowhere to go, there’s travel.
Working life was about to take a back seat when we conspired this.
Prompted by a move within our own country for a bit of career exploration, versus the vision of living elsewhere, makes us take that punt.
Spain. We’d been hit by the bug in 2017. All those 'lessons' listening to Radio Tres online, making turn by turn mapometer or google maps routes on the cycle legs, a vision of being stationed in an historic town where bikes and pedestrians rule, and an always-career-inspiring chance to attend another World Congress, will shape this... full info