Fading Into Jet Lag Land.... October 19th 2011 We arrived here yesterday around 3:30pm, after a long flight (10.75 hours...) and some sleep, movies, drinks and meals. Matt met us at the airport and kindly drove us back through Tokyo rush hour traffic (3 hours of freeway driving...one way!) to his new apartment.
We spent some time talking with Justin (Matt's 13 year old son) who had run a 10 mile race that afternoon and is now shockingl ... read more
Asia » Japan » Tokyo » Tachikawa 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
I was a primary teacher in a K-12 alternative school. In 2006, I took a leave for four months, travelling through Central America. I visited schools and studied Spanish along with being a tourist. My class followed my travels through this blog. I have continued to use this blog to keep friends, family and my students connected to my travels, recently in Mexico and now Kenya!
I am now retired and my husband and I hope to do even more traveling! I am volunteering in an after-school program on the Indian reservation where we live and at the local art museu... full info