Above Japan's Clouds, at the Summit of Mt.Fuji September 2nd 2006 Last Saturday night I did something that is considered unwise: I climbed Mt. Fuji for the second time. There is a Japanese saying which states, "A wise person will climb Mt. Fuji once, but only a fool will climb it twice." Well, I guess I am a fool because at 7am on Saturday morning I boarded a bus with 42 other Hiroshima prefecture English teachers and embarked on the 11-hour bus ride to S ... read more
Asia » Japan » Shizuoka » Mt Fuji 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
"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it solely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime." -Mark Twain
Hey everyone! I have started this journal in order to keep you informed of my adventures in Japan, as well as my travels throughout Asia.
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