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Mesmerizing green @ Sanzenin Temple Ohara
The permit

July 25th 2016
There are moments in your life that you always remember, for the good or for the bad; and there are things in your life that you associate with those moments: a song, a certain type of food, a certain place you have been to. My most recent trip to Kyoto, the former imperial capital of Japan, will forever be linked to an experience which brought the meaning of the word "Kafkaesque" to new levels. M ... 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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2nd September 2016

You survived!
What a nightmare over such nothingness! Good that you got to visit the beauty of Kyoto to calm your frayed nerves. Best wishes on Macau being easier than HK. Keep moving--yes! I need to be out of Peru in a week, but I can't decide between Bolivia and Ecuador, but how great if this were everyone's worst problem. Happy travels!

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