Hiroshima - The City of Peace August 3rd 2018 Dear All
Greetings from Hiroshima! After a blissful few days off the beaten tourist track on the island of Shikoku, I have returned once more to the tourist trail. But this feels very different to Kyoto – most tourists here are either Japanese or Westerners, there are no hordes from the Chinese mainland, which is a relief. It also feels a bit different here – I’m not sure if it’s just m ... read more
Asia » Japan » Hiroshima » Hiroshima 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
Thanks for reading my blog. I started it in 2010 to keep a record of my travels, to let people know how I'm going, and also to keep me sane at times while I'm on the road!
I have written up my 14 most recent journeys so far, and have no plans at all to stop travelling just yet.
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