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Upon Return

JAPAN | Saturday, 16 Feb 2008 | Views [483]

The most popular question that has been asked to me since my return from Japan was which is better? Japan or China. Now this is a difficult question to answer only because it was two very very different trips. When I went to China I was a senior ... Read more >

Tags: Culture


The rest of the trip in review

JAPAN | Thursday, 31 Jan 2008 | Views [737]

After loosing internet connection due to technical problems ----- What a few days it has been! Saturday night we had a welcome party that Sakuyo threw for us. There was tons of food ranging from spaghetti to sushi. Lucky for some it was a very large ... Read more >

Tags: On the Road


Sakuyo University

JAPAN | Saturday, 26 Jan 2008 | Views [715] | Comments [3]

It is about an hour communte from our hotel to the University... which means a lot of walking to the train, a 9 minute train, and then walking to the University up this HUGE hill. It is not steep but it is a gradual incline all the way there. Not to ... Read more >

Tags: planes trains & automobiles


Wednesday actually

JAPAN | Thursday, 24 Jan 2008 | Views [531] | Comments [2]

I am starting to loose count of days because today was another on the road day. Below are some things I have noticed in no order. -Heated toliet seats really are quite nice, we miss them now in Hotel 1-2-3. -Kurishiki is the Garey Indiana of Japan ... Read more >

Tags: Philosophy of travel


Tuesday!

JAPAN | Thursday, 24 Jan 2008 | Views [483]

Another day goes by. When we tour like this time goes by so incredibly fast! We toured to the Osaka-jo (Jo-means castle) and then made the long haul to Hiroshima where we would spend one night. The Castle was incredible. I would be a Shogun in Japan ... Read more >

Tags: Adventures


Gallery: Japan- Osaka

JAPAN | Monday, 21 Jan 2008 | Photo Gallery

Airport and Osaka
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My birthday

JAPAN | Monday, 21 Jan 2008 | Views [470] | Comments [5]

Well, today was my 20th birthday and what a birthday it was! We are still in Osaka until tomorrow and we did about two tour days in one. The golden pavilion, a couple temples and a kimono factory. Our group then split up and my half went to get Okonomiyaki ... Read more >

Tags: Food & eating


Arrival

JAPAN | Monday, 21 Jan 2008 | Views [523]

After a long and needless to say stressful trip we have made it into Japan. Our first flight out on Friday was canceled and we had to go back to Carthage until Saturday only to push back our tours a day. Marissa passed out on the first flight within ... Read more >

Tags: Airports


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