We have a simple method of fact collection. I gather as many brochures, flyers and books as possible. Vikki tells me that I'll never read them and that I should put them back. I tell her I really do want them and will read them all. I read none of them but Vikki who can't ignore the written word (she looooves to read things - even road signs) reads them all. The leaflets are stuffed in to our rucksacks as I refuse to throw them out and promise to read them later. I never do, probably never will and make our lives miserable by adding extra kilo's to our rucksacks.
You're Never Alone, When Push Comes to Shove... November 21st 2006 The somewhat ignorant, probably hideously offensive but ultimately pretty funny jibe goes: "you're never alone with schizophrenia". If that is the case then I can conclude that it is possible to come close to experiencing living with this unfortunate mental disorder by travelling in Japan. The Japanese really seem to struggle with the idea of solitude.
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Asia » Japan » Nara » Nara 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
Years of staring at maps, debating routes, saving money and boring anyone in earshot with constantly changing plans finally culminated in our D-Day. 28th August 2006. The day that Vik and Bob went global.
Having made it to New Zealand without taking a single flight, we reached the conclusion that neither our finances nor our sea legs could stomach another container ship journey so we've cheated and taken a flight from New Zealand to Bangkok. From Bangkok we hope to stick with the overland theme and take a route home through Southern Asia: China, Nepal, India, Pakistan, Iran, Turkey...
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