The search for that winning picture postcard view of Fuji is something the Japanese take extremely seriously. Autumn or Spring is the ideal time when the leaves are tunring red or the cherry blossom is... blossoming. Both the blossoming of the cherry trees and the turning of the leaves (known as Momigi) are followed with great interest in Japan. They have daily weather style reports on TV about where to find the best Cherry Blossom or Momigi.
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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