Historic Temples and Futuristic Expo August 14th 2005 Run run run! Go go go! Why can't I just settle down for awhile? Perhaps this is the problem with my whole life, but at least I get to see a lot! I've really struggled with which photos to add to this entry as I have taken so many. I hope I can give the Kansai area of Japan justice! I've taken the night bus from Tokyo, arriving in Kyoto at 5am. The bus ride wasn't too bad. Apart from the fac ... read more
Asia » Japan 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
Here begins the adventure of 12 months solo racing and chilling out around the world. Africa-Asia-New Zealand-South and North America from May 05-May06. It really is racing, 24 countries in all! So so so many stories to tell and sights to see...
And now that that crazy year is over with, I have moved back to Vancouver (with a stopover in the UK, Iceland and New York!) and am launching a new life. The Babe With A Backpack travel shows have been established in Vancouver, the book is edited, and I'm planning the next trip...UGANDA IN JULY '08! Will try and keep this updated in additi... full info