Japan (Part 1) - Tokyo to Hiroshima November 14th 2009 So Tracy and I arrived in to Japan (Tokyo) from Beijing some 8/9 days or so ago now and as we are here 17 days this seemed a good point for me to pen something about our time here in Japan, but before I rattle away I just wanted to say a quick few things about China.
I loved it. Thought overall it was a great place and would recommend it to anyone to visit. My personal favorite place was Yangsh ... read more
Asia » Japan » Hiroshima » Hiroshima 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
Just like many people out there, we were disillusioned with the job market and the economy generally. So trying to ensure that ´every cloud has a silver lining´ we decided to toss the jobs in, educate ourselves culturally and go see the world a bit. I guess unlike many other people we are lucky enough not to have the commitments some have and be able to afford to take this time out financially. Probably a little more (just a little) flash-packers than backpackers this our 15 month journey to 5 different continents and approximately 30 countries, please join us for ... full info