How Do We Get To Whatchamacallit-Dori? September 12th 2011 Everything in Tokyo is bright, loud and a little bit wacky. The television shows are positively absurd, the advertising is - in your face - loud, the signs are blindingly bright, even the labels on food items are colorful and quirky. The fashion is off the hook, the food is plentiful and delicious, and the buildings are chic and modern. And everyone bows... a lot. You bow to say hello, you bow to ... 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
My husband Travis and I are about to embark on a 5 month journey through South Asia! I just completed my Masters of Social Work program this Spring and am ready to go explore the world! We plan to visit Japan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, Nepal and India! Our main goal is to explore new cultures, cuisines, and locations. We plan to take a break from our travels in Nepal to spend time volunteering with the organization, Sarvodaya. This is a dream come true for me and I cant wait to get started!
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