Teaching English in Japan March 2nd 2011
I’m writing this just over two months after leaving Tokyo, which isn’t ideal but you don’t get a great deal of free time while teaching English in Japan.
Admittedly, my day was easier than four of the other six teachers who lived in the same block as I did; the ambitiously named “Leo Palace”. I would hear them leaving at 0745 which was 15 minutes before my alarm went off. I gave m ... 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
A highlights package of trips generally focusing on one place or aspect. This had been my rule since starting the blog in 2007: "Fewer blogs are appearing seeing as, for some reason, I decided to never write more than one blog per country unless I lived there. Having got around quite a bit, I'm now revisiting many countries, hence fewer blogs." However, it's getting trickier to get to completely new countries so I decided I might break that rule on occasion. The PhD fortunately didn't curtail travelling with research in sub-Saharan Africa and India as well as the chance to attend conferences w... full info