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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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WE'VE BEEN EVICTED

JAPAN | Thursday, 22 Aug 2019 | By vagabonds3 | Views [15]

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 >


A Rough Road to Nikko

JAPAN | Thursday, 22 Aug 2019 | By graynomadsusa | Views [7]

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 [13]

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 [9]

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 [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 >