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Photos: Nikko

JAPAN | Friday, 23 Aug 2019 | By graynomadsusa | Photo Gallery

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Photos: ciudad de mexico on the street

MEXICO | Friday, 23 Aug 2019 | By vee | Photo Gallery

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JAPAN | Thursday, 22 Aug 2019 | By vagabonds3 | Views [14]

THIS MAY COME AS A SHOCK, BUT WE HAVE EXCEEDED our photo limit . . . AGAIN!  I haven’t been able to start a new journal in the Vagabonds series but we had considered using graynomadsusa during our RVing days — and it’s still ... Read more >

Hida Folk Village

JAPAN | Wednesday, 21 Aug 2019 | By vagabonds3 | Views [11]

THE HIDA FOLK VILLAGE IS A FAIR WALK FROM Takayama.  But a short bus ride.  The 1000 yen return fare also includes admission to Hida no Sato , a sprawling open-air museum.  There are 30 or so thatched and shingled houses, shrines, workshops ... Read more >

Takayama Matsuri Festival

JAPAN | Tuesday, 20 Aug 2019 | By vagabonds3 | Views [34]

WE JUST REALIZED WHY WE SKIPPED TAKAYAMA in 2014.  The Takayama Matsuri, one of the three most popular festivals in Japan, was going on while we were in the area.  I don’t recall trying but I am sure we couldn’t have gotten reservations ... Read more >

Hida Takayama

JAPAN | Monday, 19 Aug 2019 | By vagabonds3 | Views [17]

I HAVE TO WONDER HOW WE MISSED HIDA TAKAYAMA last time.  It is arguably one of the top destinations in Japan, even if there isn’t a festival going on.  Takayama sits on the shoulders of the Japanese Alps and at 550 meters elevation, ... Read more >

Photos: Takayama

JAPAN | Monday, 19 Aug 2019 | By vagabonds3 | Photo Gallery

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Imperial Gardens of Tokyo

JAPAN | Sunday, 18 Aug 2019 | By vagabonds3 | Views [21]

FRIDAY AND SATURDAY SEEMED LIKE GOOD days for walking in the Imperial Palace Gardens and Shinjuku Gyoen, two wonderful havens in sweltering Tokyo.   The Imperial Palace Gardens are the site of the former Edo Castle’s main defense circle and ... Read more >

Tokyo Metro

JAPAN | Friday, 16 Aug 2019 | By vagabonds3 | Views [40]

YOU CAN GET ANYWHERE IN TOKYO ON THE METRO for only a couple hundred yen.  It’s certainly faster and it may be cooler than walking but you miss so much on the train.  Take today, for instance.  We decided to walk in the opposite ... Read more >

Making headway to Florianópolis

USA | Friday, 16 Aug 2019 | By margitpirsch | Views [51]

August 15th 2019  Moods change like the weather -while touring, the weather and the moods are even more unpredictable it seems. It’s getting warmer and that helps. We also took a little shortcut on a gentle dirt road in a most beautiful ... Read more >