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Florianópolis, August 25th 2019

USA | Monday, 26 Aug 2019 | By margitpirsch | Views [12]

Time to relaxe, being at ease with the people around us - not even speaking the language. Take the ease and don’t think about it! Tracing some of James’ stomping grounds from 25 years ago. Hitting some resonating, good nerves and letting ... Read more >


Atlantic, here we come!

USA | Monday, 26 Aug 2019 | By margitpirsch | Views [15]

We left after the rain and now we only have 130km to go to the Atlantic Ocean. Another cold snap and a bit of head winds, but the roads are good with a nice comfy shoulder and the traffic is acceptable.  August 22nd 2019 Amazon fires:... Read more >


Much Ado About Nikko

JAPAN | Friday, 23 Aug 2019 | By graynomadsusa | Views [21]

IT ISN’T OFTEN THAT THE FIRST PLACE YOU VISIT is a cemetery.  And not a famous one like Arlington National Cemetery or Normandy, either.  We had to work with a map and the lady at Nikko’s Tourist Information Center just to figure ... Read more >


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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WE'VE BEEN EVICTED

JAPAN | Thursday, 22 Aug 2019 | By vagabonds3 | Views [21]

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 so we are switching to graynomadsusa , a site I established for our RVing days.  ... Read more >


A Rough Road to Nikko

JAPAN | Thursday, 22 Aug 2019 | By graynomadsusa | Views [44]

WE HAD THE DEVIL OF A TIME GETTING FROM Takayama to Nikko, a route that required five different trains.  We were in the second car of a two car train heading to Toyama with four other Westerners.  Neither the young Portuguese couple not Spaniards ... Read more >


Hida Folk Village

JAPAN | Wednesday, 21 Aug 2019 | By vagabonds3 | Views [15]

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 >


So Long Vagabonds3 and Welcome to GraynomadsUSA

JAPAN | Wednesday, 21 Aug 2019 | By graynomadsusa | Views [12]

WELL, HERE WE ARE AT OUR NEW HOME, journals.worldnomads.com/graynomadsusa  If you have just discovered us, you can get our backstory (don't you just love that word?) at journals.worldnomads.com/vagabonds3 (2015-2019) , journals.worldnomads.... Read more >


Takayama Matsuri Festival

JAPAN | Tuesday, 20 Aug 2019 | By vagabonds3 | Views [35]

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 >