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The Wilds of Shiretoko to the Ancient Calm of Kyoto

May 30th 2017
I got back, settled in and in a matter of weeks got a call from a good buddy in Canada. This was Mike, the guy I had met on the beach in Brazil all those years ago. We had stayed friends and saw each other from time to time. Mike had been working for Canadian Airlines, was leaving the company and had some airline passes that he had to use soon or he would forfeit them. He said “I have a free air ... read more
Asia » Japan » Hokkaido

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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