Tokyo – again – the end of the Japanese adventure! May 8th 2013 <strong style="font-size: 1.4rem;">Tokyo
After saying our farewells to Brian at Matsumoto Backpackers, we head to the train station to catch our Limited Express train back to Tokyo for our final three days in Japan. On the way we have more great views of Mount Fuji – though this time it has much more snow on its peak. The scenery changes from lovely lush hillsides and valleys to flatter l ... read more
Asia » Japan » Tokyo » Asakusa 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
Hi folks, we are Michael and Caroline, previously blogging as michaelandcaroline, to record our career break "gap year" - 2007 to 2009. We loved it so much we've decided to do it again!
Having tried desperately to reacclimatise to work and normal life after our last big adventure for the past 3 years (full marks for effort eh!), somehow this didn’t quite grab us as much as the thought of travelling to places we love and those we have aspired to & dreamed about but somehow haven’t made it to so far – so we had to put this right!!
Phase 1 started off in Nepal & Bhutan, we didn't ge... full info