JAPAN...THE LAND OF THE RISING SUN March 20th 2013 We always look forward to visiting Japan because this is where we met. To enter the country there are lots of immigrations procedures. Every passenger had to have a face-to-face meeting with officials, have our picture taken, then our temperature taken, then fingerprinted, our passport inspected and then our picture taken again. Another unusual thing was that every official had a white mask coveri ... read more
Asia » Japan » Hiroshima » Miyajima 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
2019 marks the 50 year anniversary of our meeting in Tokyo. Susan, a Braniiff stewardess flying military charters, and Kevin, a Naval aviator with orders to Vietnam. That meeting was lucky for us as it was the beginning of a love affair with travel and each other.
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