From Geneva to Tokyo November 27th 2008 Leaving Geneva I witnessed some stunning views of the nearby snow clad Jura mountains as we began our one and a quarter hour flight to London Heathrow's new Terminal 5. Then, after a short stay, I took the twelve hour flight to Tokyo.
As we flew past the north pole, the British Airways flight attendants pointed out to us the Northern Lights which we could see from the left of the plane. This li ... 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
Welcome to my travel blog. I hope you enjoy sharing in the experience. I will be away from Australia for 6 weeks, returning to Melbourne on Sunday 30th November, 2008. I will be travelling to Central America first to prepare for our next Champagnat Pilgrimage in April 2010, then heading to Europe where I will be attending the third biennial Marist Higher Education Conference in Salamanca in Spain.... full info