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Reading about Todai-ji

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. They live in houses where the walls are so ... read more
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Japanese Flag 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
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