Nagoya and Yokohama November 2nd 2011 The train from Osaka to Nagoya only took a little over an hour, but this time I expected the short commute. Nagoya station, where I arrived, reminded me in many ways of Osaka station, and may have been even bigger. It took a few minutes to walk outside of the station where I was greeted by a pair of twin towers and a twist tower. My time was running out in Japan, but I still wanted to explore N ... read more
Asia » Japan » Aichi » Nagoya » Sakae 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 am backpacking through Europe with my friend. We start in Amsterdam, but who knows where we'll end up. We'll be staying in hostels, eating sandwiches, and taking public transit. Hopefully, we'll have enough last 6 months. You can see our progress in this blog. How far will we make it? How long will we last?
- Update - The Europe trip has come and gone. We made it 2 months together, then I continued another month and a half on my own. Now the blog continues with my next travels abroad.... full info