Our man in Tokyo! November 3rd 2009 Our man in Tokyo - aka Ross - met us at Tokyo station a few minutes after our Shinkenson pulled in - I was talking on the mobile phone to him one minute and the next minute he was there with us!! After cuddles all round the three of us headed off to our hotel in Ginza - advertised as an 'elegant and stylish city where a retro-modern atmosphere still lingers in the air'.
As it's autumn here, ... 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 started travelblogging in 2008 when, with the parenting responsibilities of six children long-gone, we (Michelle & Kevin) left home for a three months adventure during which time we spent some of the kids inheritance! Having always loved traveling, prior to our three months away six weeks has been the longest period we've been overseas and that was mostly with kids in tow. Now officially retired (well sort of) I think we'll be taking up this traveling lark with a vengeance! ... full info